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highest female voice
lowest female voice
middle female voice
Highest male voice
lowest male voice
male voice between bass and tenor
Music written with religious lyrics, often in praise or thanksgiving to God. originated in Afro-American culture.
A drama set to music with soloists, chorus, orchestra and acting. Found in the classical period, most operas last around 2 to 3 hours. Mainly sung in Italian, German or French.
An aria is a solo song, sung in an operatic style and usually found in operas.
Nonsense words, syllables and sounds are improvised (made up) by the singer. Sometimes the singer is imitating the sounds of instruments. Used mainly in jazz singing.
A group of singers who perform together. They usually sing in 4 part harmony.
Singers who support the lead singer(s) usually by singing in harmony in the background.
A play which has speaking, singing and dancing and is performed on a stage.
Rapping (Not Rap)
Rhyming lyrics that are spoken and performed in time to a beat, popular in hip-hop.
1. A group of singers.
2. Music written for these singers
This example, 'The Hallelujah Chorus', is written for a group of singers.
Melismatic word setting
This is sometimes referred to as melisma. It is when there is one syllable over more than one note.
Syllabic word setting
This is when there is one syllable per note. The words sound more broken up and don't flow as smoothly.
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