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"Hi Ms Pamela,

I'm a 23 year old male and interested in the operatic arts. I haven't gone through any voice training but I'm interested to know my voice type. Attached are two audio clips ( one details my descend from middle C to as low as I could while the other details my ascend from F4 to as high as I could without breaking into falsetto)



In the 2nd clip, is my last high note considered mixed voice or falsetto? Do professional tenors sing the high notes in mixed voice?

Appreciate your advice. Apologies for the bad recoRding device and sound quality


It is hard to really tell what your voice type is from the two recordings.  It would be better to hear you sing a song.
Having said that, I would guess that, at this point in your life, you should sing as a light baritone.  If you are really interested in developing your voice, you should find a good teacher and learn the basics.

As to your highest note - it does sound like a mix but more on the falsetto side.  And professional tenors would not sing the top in mixed voice - although there may be times that they might sing a specific note in falsetto for effect.

I wish you all the best,



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Pamela Thomas


Questions on Opera performance, repertoire, vocal technique, acting for opera. I have some 20 years experience in opera in both leading roles and chorus. I have sung with New York City Opera since 1981. I have studied voice in NYC for over 20 years and have also taught technique and coached singers in acting.

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