Vocal Range Guidelines
I recently received an email asking about normal and professional vocal ranges. Here are some guidelines:
Note: Middle C is notated as C4, the C above that is C5 etc.
Voice Normal Singer Professional Singer
1st Soprano C4 up to G5 Bb3 to C6
2nd Soprano Bb3 up to E5 A3 up to G5
1st Alto A3 up to C5 G3 up to Fb5
2nd Alto G3 up to C5 F3 up to #Eb5
1st Tenor D3 up to G4 C3 up to C5
2nd Tenor C3 up to F4 A2 up to A4
Baritone G2 up to D4 F2 up to F4
Bass F2 up to C4 C2 up to Eb4
To fully maximize your range I recommend working through the exercises and principles found in the Vocal Coach Expanding Your Range CD. Here are also many helpful tip on range and much more at www.vocalcoach.com/tips .