Your Voice Type

In singing, there are 6 common voice types which determine your vocal range, or the range of music notes or area in which you are most comfortable singing.

VOICE TYPES
Soprano
Mezzo
Alto
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

Your voice range can sometimes blend into one or more of these.  Once you know your main singing voice type it is then easier to find songs which fit within your voice range without causing strain or injury to your voice/ vocal chords.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SONG for your Voice Type
To help you choose the right song for performing, for that next audition, or for improving your repertoire, below is a sample list of various singers/songs you can reference, who have your voice type or who also sing in your voice range.

SOPRANO
Britney Spears
Christina Millian
Madonna
Janet Jackson
Mariah Carey
Leona Lewis
Jordan Sparks
Whitney Houston
Diana Ross
Kelly Clarkson
Ashanti
Fergie
Gwen Stefani
Aretha Franklin
Katie Noonan
Dolly Parton
Julie Andrews
Sara Brightman
Maria Callas
Olivia Newton John
Barbra Streisand

MEZZO / ALTO
Judy Garland
Karen Carpenter
Carly Simon
The Corrs
Ann Wilson
Marilyn Horne
K.D. Lang
Lorrie Morgan
Patsy Cline
Dusty Springfield
Gracie Slick
Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)
Evanesance
Otep
Tegan and Sarah
Regina Spektor
Kelly Clarkson
Dolores O’Riordan (Cranberries)
Karen O
Heart
Joan Jett
Mazzy Star
Stevie Nicks
Pat Benatar
Donna Summer
Whitney Houston
Chrissie Hynde The Pretenders
Courtney Love from Hole (early stuff)
Torn Between Two Lovers
Bette Midler
‘Do that to Me One More Time’ by Captain & Tennille

COUNTRY ALTO
Ann Murray
Tanya Tucker
Barbara Mandrell
Kathy Mattea
Faith Hill
Shania Twain
Valentine by Martina McBride
No Place that Far by Sara Evans
Bring on the Rain by Jo Dee MessinaNobody by Sylvia
When I Think About Cheatin’ by Gretchen Wilson

BARITONE
Leonard Cohen
Johnny Cash (Bass Bari)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
David Bowie
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
David Lee Roth
R.E.M Michael Stipe
Scott Weiland
Michael McDonald
Robert Palmer
Billy Ocean
Bobby Darin
Elton John (more recent)
Bing Crosby
Nat King Cole

BASS
Samuel Ramey
James Morris
José Van Dam
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Barry White

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