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Listeners do not know the source of talent that generates fame and fortune for their favorite singers.

Famous singers have great voices and unique skills that people recognize.

Before we get into the specifics of what drives a singer’s career, we need to understand that good voices are something that comes to everyone.

The vocal performance is easy to find if we are familiar with the instrument (voice) as a result of music training.

Singers can become successful with years of practice and professional stage performance.

Also, people can easily recognize singers in a crowd because we already know they have the talent.

The secret to becoming famous is to have a distinctive voice that makes people recognize and remember you.

Good voices are recognizable to listeners for many reasons: pitch, timbre, breadth, quality of the volume, vocal range, range and clarity, articulation, comfort, and stage presence.


Pitch is the word used to describe the interval between two notes in a music scale. Low pitch makes the music sound deeper, and high pitch makes the music sound higher.

A long sound also gives the music a strong and even tone. Pitch helps the listener identify the instrument by the voice.

Even though voice quality and tones are better in some voices than others, a good singer with a rich deep pitch tone can still be identified because of the instrument.

The range of pitch is not limited to a low and a high pitch.

A singer can reach a high pitch without losing the interest of a listener.


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Timbre is the way a sound appears to come from an individual’s body and is how music sounds.

If the sound of a human voice sounds out of tune, it is called “altered pitch”.

A good voice is pleasing to the ear. A good singer has a voice with a unique timbre.


Range refers to the pitches a voice can sing. Voice range refers to the frequency range of a voice.

A voice that covers most of the range is said to have a broad voice. A voice that covers only a little of the range is said to have a small voice.

A pitch in the low to the mid-range can be said to be medium to low. Pitch in the mid-range can be a medium to high.

This refers to the ability of the voice to sing high-pitched notes as well as low-pitched notes.

The range of voice range includes a large range. An adult female voice can sing up to 4 octaves or more and a child can sing 4 octaves or more.

Note that a male voice has a high and low range of 6 octaves. This is the smallest and largest range of voice pitch that can be reached by an individual.

Vocal range for singers:

High pitch:

V4 = 150-200 Hertz, V5 = 200-230 Hertz, V6 = 230-320 Hertz, V7 = 320-400 Hertz, V8 = 400-450 Hertz, V9 = 450-500 Hertz, V10 = 500-600 Hertz, V11 = 600-650 Hertz, V12 = 650-700 Hertz, V13 = 700-800 Hertz

Mid pitch:

V4 = 80-150 Hertz, V5 = 160-200 Hertz, V6 = 210-220 Hertz, V7 = 230-250 Hertz, V8 = 250-290 Hertz, V9 = 300-320 Hertz, V10 = 320-350 Hertz, V11 = 350-375 Hertz, V12 = 375-400 Hertz, V13 = 400-450 Hertz, V14 = 450-500 Hertz, V15 = 500-550 Hertz

Low pitch:

V4 = 40-100 Hertz, V5 = 60-80 Hertz, V6 = 100-110 Hertz, V7 = 110-120 Hertz, V8 = 120-130 Hertz, V9 = 135-145 Hertz, V10 = 140-150 Hertz, V11 = 155-175 Hertz, V12 = 175-190 Hertz, V13 = 190-210 Hertz, V14 = 210-230 Hertz

Other voices in the Low to Mid-range, like bass, sub-bass, tenor, and baritone voices, have a lower range.

A sub-bass voice has a low pitch and covers the lowest pitches of the middle range of a singer.

A tenor voice has a low pitch and covers the middle range of the vocal range.

A baritone voice has a higher pitch and covers the upper range of the voice.

These voices cover a broad range of notes. The biggest differentiators for singing in a choir are the range of notes that a singer can sing.

Voice range for singers:

General range:

V1 = 100-140 Hertz, V2 = 140-180 Hertz, V3 = 180-200 Hertz, V4 = 220-250 Hertz, V5 = 240-300 Hertz, V6 = 300-320 Hertz, V7 = 320-350 Hertz, V8 = 350-400 Hertz, V9 = 400-450 Hertz, V10 = 450-500 Hertz, V11 = 500-550 Hertz, V12 = 600-650 Hertz, V13 = 700-800 Hertz, V14 = 800-950 Hertz, V15 = 900-1000 Hertz, V16 = 1050-1150 Hertz


V1 = 100-120 Hertz, V2 = 120-140 Hertz, V3 = 150-180 Hertz, V4 = 210-240 Hertz, V5 = 240-300 Hertz, V6 = 320-350 Hertz, V7 = 350-375 Hertz, V8 = 400-450 Hertz, V9 = 450-500 Hertz, V10 = 500-550 Hertz, V11 = 600-650 Hertz, V12 = 700-800 Hertz, V13 = 800-950 Hertz, V14 = 900-1100 Hertz, V15 = 1100-1200 Hertz

Low range:

V1 = 40-100 Hertz, V2 = 40-80 Hertz, V3 = 80-100 Hertz, V4 = 100-120 Hertz, V5 = 120-140 Hertz, V6 = 140-180 Hertz, V7 = 210-240 Hertz, V8 = 270-280 Hertz, V9 = 325-350 Hertz, V10 = 375-400 Hertz, V11 = 410-430 Hertz, V12 = 420-450 Hertz, V13 = 420-450 Hertz, V14 = 440-460 Hertz, V15 = 450-500 Hertz, V16 = 500-550 Hertz, V17 = 600-650 Hertz

High range:

V1 = 80-100 Hertz, V2 = 100-120 Hertz, V3 = 140-180 Hertz, V4 = 210-240 Hertz, V5 = 270-280 Hertz, V6 = 325-350 Hertz, V7 = 350-375 Hertz, V8 = 400-450 Hertz, V9 = 450-500 Hertz, V10 = 500-550 Hertz, V11 = 600-650 Hertz, V12 = 700-800 Hertz, V13 = 800-950 Hertz, V14 = 900-1100 Hertz, V15 = 1100-1200 Hertz


This voice is not as deep as a bass voice but has a low pitch.

The sub-bass is very low-pitched and covered all the lowest notes of the scale.


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