Singing Voices

A singing voice is classified by how high or low a performer naturally sings.

Male Voices

ClassificationRangeExample
basslowSamuel Ramey
baritonemiddleBryn Terfel
tenorhighLuciano Pavarotti
countertenorhighestDaniel Taylor

Female Voices

ClassificationRangeExample
contralto (or “alto”)lowMarian Anderson
mezzo-sopranomiddleCecilia Bartoli
sopranohighJessye Norman

Music

Families of Musical InstrumentsMusicMost Played Songs on the Radio, 2006