Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Musical Term: Vocal Range..

Vocal range is the measure of the breadth of pitches that a human voice can phonate. Although the study of vocal range has little practical application in terms of speech, it is a topic of study within linguistics, phonetics, and speech and language pathology, particularly in relation to the study of tonal languages and certain types of vocal disorders. However, the most common application of the term "vocal range" is within the context of singing, where it is used as one of the major defining characteristics for classifying singing voices into groups known as voice types.

The following are the general vocal ranges associated with each voice type using scientific pitch notation where middle C=C4. Some singers within these voice types may be able to sing somewhat higher or lower...

Soprano: C4 – C6
Mezzo-soprano: A3 – A5
Contralto: F3 – F5
Tenor: C3 – C5
Baritone: F2 – F4
Bass: E2 – E4

But to give you a better visual of vocal terms Below we give you the vocal range of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Beyonce, and Leona Lewis all live.. very interesting...


Mariah Carey

Leona Lewis



  1. Great Write Up Ms.A!

  2. Mariah use to be the voice SMH

  3. Leona is the new leader but Mariah set the standard

  4. I love when Ms.A does these post

  5. Mariah is a beast......was

  6. Beyonce has a nice range but Mariah's is the best

  7. Mariah range seems to never stop

  8. Mariah's range is still the best but she does not sound like that anymore

  9. Great write up Ms.A