Vocal range and type?
So I am a 14 year old girl and my vocal range is a F3-A6 and my highest belt is a D5. My choir teacher says I am a soprano. But what type of soprano am I? And also, is my vocal range good for my age? And is my belt good for my range and age?
Plus I have a whistle range haha
I meant whistle register lol
- BirdgirlLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
What type of soprano are you? Probably a victim of an idiot choir teacher who just labelled you when you are in your early adolescence where MOST girls your age have high, light singing voices or SOUND like they have high voices even if they aren't. You shouldn't be "belting" unless you know what you're doing, because you'll find over time (sometimes very little time) that you start cracking on notes that shouldn't be that high for you to sing. This usually happens if you have to sing higher than a D5 in your head voice and come DOWN, but it can happen on the way up the scale as well. If the cracking is really bad, you literally wind up with a "hole" in your voice where it seems like your entire middle range (which you really, really need to sing SONGS) has disappeared.
As for "whistle register". Sure they're great for showing off--but that's ALL they're good for. Again, you can risk making unwanted changes to your vocal cords, so that when you try to sing a "normal" soprano high note like an A5, your voice will automatically "flip" an octave higher.
Not all choir teachers have the type of training to be in charge of young, fragile voices. Some majored in music at college, but did not particularly major in voice or bother to learn anything about how voices work or how students (particularly young students) should be taught.
That doesn't mean you should quit your choir, or disrespect your teacher, but I wouldn't get all full of yourself and start doing things with your voice to "impress" the musically ignorant that will end up destroying your singing voice before you turn 18. Female singing voices don't even fully mature until at least the late twenties or early thirties (some really "big" voices may take even longer). You may be a soprano now and will still be a soprano later on, but if your preferred tessitura drops to a mezzo-soprano range, and you STILL insist on pushing up as high as you go, you will not sound as good as you could sound AND you risk severely straining your voice.
Even if you are a soprano, it is very, very unwise and totally unnecessary to "classify" yourself into some operatic fach if you don't sing opera. I know there are a lot of websites run by idiots who have classified pop singers singing falsetto into powerful microphones as "heldentenors" and weird run-on mishmash things that don't even really exist in opera such as "light full lyric coloratura soubrette spinto soprano".
Operatic classifications should only be used with opera singers and opera roles. In fact, the classifications usually have more to do with the roles than the singers. A good, well-trained soprano may have the type of voice to specialize in one kind of role or another (such as heavy Wagnerian repertoire), but they may have the flexibility to sing other types of roles for soprano as well. A soprano singing the Queen of the Night in one production of "The Magic Flute" might be singing Pamina in another production.Source(s): http://www.leedberg.com/voice/pages/female.html http://faculty.washington.edu/demorest/gackle.pdf http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/singi... http://www.cambiatapress.com/CVMIA/Classifying2.ht... There are lots of articles out there about how to "belt" safely, but the best get very technical--you need an actual voice teacher to work with you one on one when you're older.