What are the Main Voice Types in Singing?

26th March 2016

Jose Carreras 1

Over the years, music has evolved into becoming a universal language. We always incorporate music in everything that we do. It has also become one of the best avenues to communicate our thoughts and emotions to the external world. Some uses this is a tool to express gratitude, anger, disagreement, and other forms of expressing one’s self. While most conceive being musically inclined means knowing how to play a musical instrument, most people are also engaging themselves to music by merely listening to or singing a song.

If you are someone who typically spends a day with the radio around, you have probably noticed different types of voices in singing. Although, frankly speaking it is a quite difficult to differentiate one after the other because of the type of music most singers are producing, there are some singers who doesn’t fail to incorporate the different types of voices in their music. Singers such as Pavarotti, Mariah Carey and many others… they have manifested in one way or another different ways of singing their songs. Have you seen a musical play? Have u been to an Opera Theater? I bet you will agree when I say famous singers such as Britney Spears, Pink and the like are very different with how people sings in an Opera theater. As we move along you will find out which type of voice you may fall into every time you sing a song.

The Female Voices

SOPRANO. Sopranos are the highest female voice type. The range of a soprano segment, as with any other vocal section, can differ enormously from ensemble to ensemble and from vocalist to vocalist. While soloists can frequently be required to surpass the reach of their full segment when utilized, the area in general is generally kept to a more agreeable extent to oblige those unique parts whose reaches don’t incorporate the full expanded extent of others.

MEZZO-SOPRANO. A mezzo soprano is the middle vocal range for woman, tantamount to the baritone range among men. The word “mezzo” implies medium or center in Italian, and normally alludes to female artists with aspects of both alto and soprano vocalists.

CONTRALTO. The lowest and rarest of the female voice sorts, the contralto voice is amazingly complicated. While their voices have the least tessitura, their high registers are regularly stronger than a soprano’s.

The Male Voices

COUNTERTENOR. The most astounding of the full grown male voice sorts, a countertenor is a regular tenor or baritone who has prepared widely in his upper register, creating a sound and extent like a female mezzo.

TENOR. Tenor is the highest male voice type common among male members of a choir. In spite of the fact that it is the voice sort with the smallest range, it scarcely blankets 2 octaves from C3 to B4, tenors are the most looked for after choir vocalists for two significant reasons.


Georgia Kamolins (Jorja) a14 Year old student at AML Golden Voice recently returned from the World Championship of Performing Arts competition held in L.A (USA).

Georgia was selected along with 41 other Australians from across the country to represent Australia to compete against 42 other countries in the United States.

Georgia performed 5 songs in the following categories Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Open, Varity, 2 Acting pieces & participated in the group performance.

Georgia came home with 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver, 2 x Bronze & 2 x acting Scholarships for New York.

Big thanks to Jasmina & Antonio for their ongoing support and training over the past couple of years. Antonio’s training has really taken Georgia’s vocal ability to a higher level; we can’t wait to see what her voice sounds like in the coming years after she has completed her training.