Hey everyone, I've come to this site for years when curious about different singers' vocal ranges. I wanted to post some clips so you all might tell me if I'm a tenor or a baritone.
Some teachers in the past (I was ~20) told me I was a tenor, yet I struggled a lot with the higher range stuff and I always sang more in a baritone range. Perhaps some tenors reach their full range with more ease while others need to hammer it out through training? Anyway I just learned how to hit high G's and A's every time. It used to be that I had very little control over how those notes would come out. I know I've touched B's and C's, but they come out sounding very thin. I feel I'm a far cry from those loud ringing C's and D's of operatic tenors.
Anyway, I posted two clips of me singing song excerpts, and one clip of me doing a short vocal exercise. I apologize for how jarring the exercise it. I only woke up an hour ago and I just ran through it quickly to give you guys an idea of my range. Obviously it extends a little bit later in the day or if I warm up my voice properly.
Appreciate it! Feel free to move the thread if there's a section better suited for this.
Noted. Let's try this again. I'm not trying to promote myself, honestly would just like some knowledgeable opinions. Again forgive the jarring nature of the highest note in the exercise and the lowest (non-existent) one. I recorded all of these really quick just for the sake of posting it here. Songs are to show the color and the exercise is to show the range:
You sound like what most people would probably consider a baritone on the higher end of the spectrum, at least that's what the breadth of your tone implies to me. I really enjoyed your voice in the "Mary" cover.
As an aside, you might want to try and not spread out your sound to the point of yelling when you go for belting; this is going by the exercise you linked. Ideally, you'd want to learn how to control airflow so as to compress the cords without having to get louder, getting too loud causes your tone to splat and the compression that's caused by the overly thickened cords will be very taxing on your voice. I feel like you had a really good, open-throat style base going there though, so I want to suggest studying the exercise I've linked below in order for you to maintain your ease when belting up there eventually.
I hope the nuggets provided are helpful for progressing in your vocal journey, cheers.
Thanks for your input guys. I watched the video, and I'm gonna study it a bit more. It's true that to reach my highest notes I'm not very adept at keeping them quiet. I'm afraid I might've posted more baritonesque clips because of their brevity and range. I'm gonna try and record something a little more demonstrative and I hope you'll have one more listen.
In your "Hide your love" cover, your singing is very controlled, and pleasant. Stays on pitch, and the delivery is smooth. It's great. In exercise 3 you hit a G4 before your voice breaks, but I think you're upper limit is above that, as in exercise 2 you hit a B4, albeit shortly with maybe poor technique. If you can end up hitting a B4 comfortably, that and your timbre puts you at either low tenor or high baritone. If you can't, it's probably a high baritone, since a barotone's range usually ends around G4. That's just my opinion though, so if anyone else could chime in, that would be great. Also, I posted a cover, and I'd love to hear you, and anyone's feedback on it. We're all just tryna improve.
Your tone says Baritone, don't let that limit you range wise, find how you can twist your favorite tenor songs into something that you can sing.
Your voice does not ring on the high notes, it doesn't really sound as thin as a tenor, in case you wanted to know. Lucky you at least you'll be able to sing some solid grunge from Chris Cornell and Brent Smith.
There's absolutely nothing to worry about being a baritone, it's like your personality IRL, you can't be good at everything, you need to make peace with it and find out how you can compensate for things you own way.