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ifax108 06-10-2011 02:12 PM

Changing from Alto to Counter Tenor
Hey everyone, and this is my first post here. I'm currently 14 years old and I'm a singer. I can sing baritone, tenor, and alto. I have been singing with a Boy Choir for four years, and I have a good falsetto sound. However, I'm trying to develop a soprano, or counter tenor sound, but sometimes I have trouble. The highest note I can reach is a high G, and that's on a good day. I don't have a private teacher, however I want to get one soon. Any advice on how to make the transition from Alto to Soprano smoother? Sometimes I feel the transition is really hard.

The Virgin 06-10-2011 02:18 PM

hi there, welcome to musicbanter and hope you'll enjoy it here.

regarding your question, i'm not sure but i'm very certain for males, the voice gradually becomes deeper as you grow old. but if you're referring to using falsetto alone when singing, i don't even know how's that going to make you shift from alto to soprano or even make a connection since that is purposely designed for a female voice. why do you want to be a soprano anyway?

i suggest you just stick with the current voice that you have and just harness or do whatever you can to improve it. changing it to something you're not accustomed to might put too much effort on you vocals and cause you to struggle when singing which is not nice. it's a guarantee for a screeching singing sound if you ask me.

ifax108 06-10-2011 02:22 PM

I want to sing soprano because there's more solo stuff for Sopranos than for Altos.

And, the thing is, I sing every day and some days I can sing Soprano, but other days I can barely sing Alto. So, I feel like my voice hasn't settled out yet.

Thanks for the advice though! I was initially trying to sing "My Heart Ever Faithful" by Bach as a solo piece, but it was a bit too much for me. I guess I'll try to stick to stuff more within my current range.

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