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posted: 2/4/2007 at 12:41:07 AM ET
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I am in our church choir and I am singing with the Tenor section. Someone told me that a tenor is higher than a soprano. The part I sing is lower than an alto but higher than bass. What is correct?

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posted: 2/4/2007 at 2:51:26 PM ET
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Voices can cross so that the tenor line might ,in fact, be higher than the alto line. Probably not the soprano, though. I would not think it would be common.

I suppose it is probable that notes for tenor might be higher in the vocal range of the male voice than notes in the soprano voice of a female. Harmonically the soprano is the highest (melody) voice.

Let me clarify. The vocal ranges go from bass (lowest), to tenor, to alto,to soprano (highest).

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Ashley PA

posted: 2/5/2007 at 7:27:04 PM ET
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A tenor may sing the soprano part, but it is in a lower octave. During practice, while we're waiting to rehearse our parts, I sing the soprano parts, but in the lower octave, unless I switch to falsetto, for the higher notes.

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