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Appropriate Ranges for Singing Voices: (SATB) Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

written by :: February 28th, 2011

I’m currently in my Music Theory II class, and I’m hoping to use some of the techniques and pointers I’ve been learning in the class into my music.  For reference, here are the appropriate ranges for singing voices as outlined in class:

Soprano: C4 – G5
Alto: G3 – D5
Tenor: D3 – G4
Bass: C2 – C4

These ranges are a little flexible, as I’ve seen other sources have these ranges expanded, at the most, by a full step in one or both directions.  You can use these ranges to determine whether or not the key that you are writing in will fit with a particular singer if you know their range.

More stuff to come soon!


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