How to prepare for a musical audition or a vocal talent competition - How do you know your singing range?
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Host: How do you know your singing range? Jennifer Rutherford: There are four main voice categories. Everybody is probably familiar with them, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass. Within those broad ranges are more finely tuned categories. For instance, there’s Coloratura Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Lyric Tenor. Those categories are more often used to categorize the Operatic voice or the Choral voice, but for the purposes of pop singing, we use what's called the Belt voice. It’s more like a speaking quality voice with some pitch added and it really comes from a very open throated quality and singing from the belt, which is really your waistline. You just bring up all that energy through a nice open throat. You have to take a few more breathe, that's why you might hear pop singers take some breaths in places that I normally wouldn't recommend. But that's why it just takes a lot more air to sing that belt quality voice.