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Parts of the Voice Using the Range of the Voice Tips History of Singing Duets Voice Repertoire
The Greatest Classical Singers The Greatest Jazz Singers


Below are tips and videos related to becoming the best Vocalist you can be!:

PARTS OF THE VOICE:
Check out this page showing the parts of the voice (actual physical parts of the body used for singing!)


USING THE RANGE OF THE VOICE:
Check out this page explaining the different ranges of the voice for Singing
(e.g., approximate pitch ranges, as well as chest voice, head voice and falsetto)

VOCAL TIPS:
Vocal Care: This page tells how to care for your voice: Vocal Care (e.g., general care of your voice, warming down after a concert, etc.)
Vocal Tips: This page offers tips on posture, breathing, note cut-offs, and more!: Vocal Tips
(this page with linked video images, not embedded videos)
Vocal Tips (sound): This page offers tips on improving your sound of your singing voice: More Vocal Tips
Vocal Warmups: This page shows several Vocal warmup examples and more: Vocal Warmups / Warm-ups for Kids
Vocal Exercises and More: This page shows several Vocal exercises examples and more: Vocal Exercises
Vocal Tips - trills: This page offers tips on playing various types of trills: Singing Trills
Vocal Tips - staccato: This page offers tips on singing staccato: Singing Staccato
Vocal Tips - vibrato: This page offers tips on singing vibrato: Singing with Vibrato
Vocal Tips - vocal rest: This page offers tips on vocal rest: Resting your voice!




Vocal History:
Singing (defined and more!) (per wikipedia.org)


Types of Voice Tones*:
     Female: Soprano / Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto (Alto)
     Male Countertenor / Tenor / Baritone / Baritone-Bass / Bass
* from "https://ourpastimes.com/types-of-soprano-voices-12527623.html"


Types of Sopranos*:
Coloratura: The coloratura soprano sings virtuosic melodies and is capable of singing extremely technical music. Most of the music for coloratura soprano involves ornamentation of the melody and agile flexibility of the voice. Within this category of voice there is an additional distinction of lyric and dramatic coloratura. A lyric coloratura will have a narrow, highly defined voice quality that is light in texture. A dramatic coloratura has a larger, wider and richer sound suitable for darker roles. The larger sound often means less flexibility which makes the dramatic coloratura a rare instrument.
Soubrette: A soubrette in opera refers to both a type of comedic role and a voice sub-type of soprano. The timbre generally has a bright, light and playful tone and doesn't sing very virtuosic melodies. The range of the soubrette lies a little lower than most other sopranos. Many young singers are classified as a soubrette and as their voices mature, they are classified into a different category of soprano.
Lyric: A lyric soprano has a tender and almost weightless character that lends it to singing young characters in the opera. Many beginning soubrettes will make the transition to a lyric soprano at some point in their singing careers. This voice-type has a high vocal range and a penetrating sound that can easily be heard over an orchestra despite the light and warm character of the voice. This voice-type has two subcategories, including light and full lyric sopranos. The light lyric soprano is characterized with a light sound that is still full and penetrating. The full lyric has a more mature sound with more layers of density within the texture.
Spinto: Spinto sopranos are similar to lyric sopranos in their extended high vocal range. However, they also have the dramatic qualities of a dramatic soprano and can be heard easily over the orchestra. This voice type can be identified by its dark timbre in relation to a lyric soprano. Spinto sopranos are rare and capable of singing heavy lines for extended periods. Lyric sopranos who are not true spintos must use caution singing spinto roles as they can easily over-extend their voices and harm their vocal cords.
Dramatic The dramatic soprano does not have the flexibility of the other voices, but maintains a strong and powerful voice that is capable of covering and penetrating a full orchestra. Many lead roles in Wagnerian operas are written for dramatic sopranos for their dark tone color and powerful voices. There are many layers of sound that exist within a dramatic soprano's tone. These sopranos are highly valued in opera literature.
* from "https://ourpastimes.com/types-of-soprano-voices-12527623.html"
Types of Tenors*:
Lyric, Dramatic, Heroic and Tenor Robusto
* from "https://peerthroughmedia.com/voice-types-vocal-fry/"
Types of Basses*:
Basso Cantante, Basso Buffo, Basso Cantante, and Basso Profondo
* from "https://peerthroughmedia.com/voice-types-vocal-fry/"


Vocal Duets!:
Great duets for 2 singers!



Vocal Repertoire:
Certificate of Merit: ... ...

________ Vocal Books



The Greatest Classical Singers!:
Best Classical Singers Ever (sorted by voice type) (with pictures and bio information)
• A quick list:
Bass* Baritone# Tenor+ Contralto^ Soprano@
Nicolaï Ghiaurov
Boris Christoff
Cesare Siepi
Kurt Moll
Ezio Pinza
Samuel Ramey
Martti Talvela
Feodor Chaliapin
Jerome Hines
Gottlob Frick
Alexander Kipnis
Matti Salminen
Nicola Zaccaria
Mark Reizen
Paul Plishka
Ferruccio Furlanetto
Laszlo Polgar
Mihaly Szekely
Giulio Neri
Nikola Guizelev
Alexander Vinogradov
René Pape
Jose Mardones
John Tomlinson
Boris Shtokolov
Ivan Rebroff
Pol Plançon
Aage Haugland
Joseph Rouleau
Ain Anger
Ivan Rebroff
Owen Brannigan
Ivar F. Andresen
John Relyea
Carlo Colombara
Don Garrard
Gary Relyea
Fyodor Stravinsky
Mattia Battistini (b.1856)
Mario Ancona (b.1860)
Riccardo Stracciari (b.1875)
Tita Ruffo (b.1877)
Lawrence Tibbett (b.1896)
Leonard Warren (b.1911)
Pavel Lisitsian (b.1911)
Tito Gobbi (b.1913)
Robert Merrill (b.1917)
Cornell Macneil (b.1922)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (b.1925)
Sherrill Milnes (b.1935)
Luciano Pavarotti
Franco Corelli
Enrico Caruso
Jussi Bjorling
Beniamino Gigli
Mario Del Monaco
Carlo Bergonzi
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Tito Schipa
Fritz Wunderlich
Plácido Domingo
Mario Lanza
Nicolai Gedda
José Carreras
Alfredo Kraus
Aureliano Pertile
Sergei Lemeshev
James King
Wolfgang Windgassen
Peter Schreier
Peter Anders
John McCormack
Lauritz Melchior
Sándor Kónya
Leo Slezak
Richard Tucker
Jon Vickers
Roberto Alagna
Giacomo Lauri-Volpi
Marcelo Álvarez
Juan Diego Flórez
Jonas Kaufmann
Rolando Villazón
Vittorio Grigolo
Joviczky József
Réti József
Simándy József
B.Nagy János
Bülent Bezdüz
Stephen Costello
Charles Castronovo
Jonathan Tetelman
Lawrence Brownlee
Erwin Schrott
Siegfried Jerusalem
Rame Lahaj
Franco Bonisolli
Ben Davies
Giovanni Martinelli
Richard Croft
Charles Anthony
Johan Botha
Carlos Cosías
Karl Beck
Jonathan Antoine
Anthony Rolfe Johnson
John Beard
Piotr Beczała (Polish)
Jan Peerce
John Coates
Helge Rosvaenge
Giuseppe Giacomini
Mario Filippeschi
Cesare Valletti
Joseph Calleja
Graham Clark
William Cochran
Eunice Alberts
Marietta Alboni
Marian Anderson
Fanny Anitúa
Cecil Arden
Fedora Barbieri
Eula Beal
Marianne Brandt
Karin Branzell
Muriel Brunskill
Clara Butt
AnnaMaria Cardinalli
Lili Chookasian
Belle Cole
Kate Condon
Clorinda Corradi
Kathleen Ferrier
Maureen Forrester
Delphine Galou
Anna Girò
Louise Homer
Edna Indermaur
Jenny Twitchell Kempton
Gillian Knight
Anna Larsson
Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Gisela Litz
Louise Kirkby Lunn
Adelaide Malanotte
Bernadette Manca di Nissa
Marietta Marcolini
Margaret Matzenauer
Antonia Merighi
Sara Mingardo
Sigrid Onégin
Rosmunda Pisaroni
Ewa Podleś (Polish)
Marie Powers
Sonia Prina
Maria Radner
Geltrude Righetti
Anastasia Robinson
Sofia Scalchi
Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Annice Sidwells
Monica Sinclair
Nathalie Stutzmann
Hilary Summers
Vittoria Tesi
Kerstin Thorborg
Claramae Turner
Francesca Vanini-Boschi
Lucia Elizabeth Vestris
Helen Watts
Portia White
Marta Wittkowska
Megan Marie Hart
Leontyne Price
Joan Sutherland
Renata Tebaldi
Jessye Norman
Birgit Nilsson
Lotte Lehmann
Anna Moffo
Edita Gruberová
Kiri Te Kanawa
Lucia Popp
Maria Callas
Montserrat Caballé
Victoria De Los Angeles
Margaret Price
Beverly Sills
Kathleen Battle
Gundula Janowitz
Elisabeth Swarzkopf
Renata Scotto
Joyce DiDonato
Kirsten Flagstad
Anne Sofie von Otter
Lisa Della Casa
Cristina Deutekom
Cheryl Studer
Regine Crespin
Diana Damrau
Lily Pons
Angela Gheorghiu
Sumi Jo
Elly Ameling
Anna Netrebko
Karita Mattila
Mirella Freni
Bidu Sayao
Emma Kirkby
Patricia Petibon
Zinka Milanov
Leyla Gencer
Renee Fleming
Natalie Dessay
Ileana Cotrubaș
Roberta Peters
Ghena Dimitrova
Rosa Ponselle
Edda Moser
Magda Olivero
Aprile Millo
Barbara Hendricks
Jamie Barton
Teresa Żylis-Gara
Waltraud Meier
Barbara Bonney
Frances Alda
June Anderson
Gwyneth Jones
Eva Maria Westbroek
Luana DeVol
Tamara Milashkina
Nellie Melba
Sissel Kyrkjebø
Mady Mesplé
Raina Kabaivanska
Karan Armstrong
Luisa Tetrazzini
Mado Robin
Virginia Zeani
Inva Mula
Deanna Durbin
Lisette Oropesa
Lois Marshall
Maria Cebotari
Sondra Radvanovsky
Galina Vishnevskaya
Laura Bretan
Dawn Upshaw
Arleen Auger
Mirusia Louwerse
Ruth Ann Swenson
Anita Cerquetti
Erna Berger
Kallen Esperian
Maria Stader
Elisabeth Schumann
Katherine Grayson
Barbara Hannigan
Katherine Jenkins
Danielle de Niese
Victoria Gomez Cima
Tarja Turunen
Cristina Ramos
Christine Brewer
Cristina Gallardo-Domas
* from "https://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-bass-opera-singers-ever/gnicholls"
# from "https://medicine-opera.com/2016/10/the-10-best-baritones-of-the-20th-century/"
+ from "https://www.ranker.com/list/best-tenors-of-all-time/bustermcdermott?ref=inline&pos=2&a=42<ype=l&l=2502578&g=US&li_source=LI&li_medium=desktop-grid-inline"
^ from "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_operatic_contraltos#:~:text=%20%20%201%20Adelaide%20Malanotte%20%281785–1832%29%202,Prina%20%28born%201975%29%2012%20Hilary%20Summers%20More"
@ from "https://www.ranker.com/list/best-sopranos-of-all-time/bustermcdermott?ref=inline&pos=4&a=42<ype=l&l=1448675&g=US&li_source=LI&li_medium=desktop-grid-inline"



The Greatest Jazz Singers!:
Best Jazz Singers Ever (sorted by gender) (with pictures and bio information)
• A quick short list:
Female* Male+
Ella Fitzgerald
Billie Holiday
Sarah Vaughan
Dinah Washington
Peggy Lee
Bessie Smith
Carmen McRae
Nina Simone
Betty Carter
Julie London
Chris Connor
Anita O’Day
Blossom Dearie
June Christy
Helen Merrill
Abbey Lincoln
Dianne Reeves
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Shirley Horn
Etta James
Madeleine Peyroux
Dakota Staton
Cassandra Wilson
Diana Krall
Norah Jones
Frank Sinatra
Nat “King” Cole
Louis Armstrong
Jimmy Scott
Johnny Hartman
Jon Hendricks
Chet Baker
Jimmy Rushing
Bobby McFerrin
Kurt Elling
Oscar Brown Jr
Billy Eckstine
Mel Tormé
Al Hibbler
Mark Murphy
Joe Williams
Al Jarreau
Gregory Porter
Andy Bey
Leon Thomas
Cab Calloway
Jackie Paris
* from "https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-female-jazz-singers-ever/#:~:text=%20The%2025%20Best%20Female%20Jazz%20Singers%20Of,%281926-2000%29%2011%2011%3A%20Chris%20Connor%20%281927-2009%29%20More%20"
+ from "https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-male-jazz-singers-ever/#:~:text=%20Best%20Male%20Jazz%20Singers%3A%20An%20Essential%20Top,11%2011%3A%20Kurt%20Elling%20%28born%201967%29%20More%20"


Some of the Best Jazz Singers as Composers (a page for each and list of their compositions)


Jazz Scat Solos - Audio Links (audio to the transcriptions of jazz scat solos)











































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