cavalier_calling saidWell, range doesn't entirely determine your voice type, no. Tessitura and quality tend to mean more. However, your voice is controlled by the size of your larynx. Bass/Baritones have a larger larynx than tenors/countertenors. So while some basses can sing a bit higher than others, they will never physically be able to sing the range of a tenor, just like a tenor can never sing as low as a bass. Their larynx physically won't allow it.
Lol I`m not sure if people know this, but just because you can sing high doesn`t mean that you`re a tenor/counter tenor or if you can hit a C2 implies that you must be a bass.
You`re placed according to where your tessitura lies. Yes?
...and I may be unsure as to what counts as a vocal range, but I don`t sing a high C [C5] in falsetto, its in Head voice, although I cannot hit that note in chest voice. I wouldn`t be discouraged because I know what octave I`m singing in, music is not new to me, ha ha
Maybe you're not a bass/baritone, it's hard to say. But you seem to be describing that you have an astronomically rare vocal range. The notes you're describing trying to hit would indicate you have (or are trying to develop) over a 5 octave range. Mariah Carey doesn't even have that kind of range.
Have you tried recording yourself going up and down the scale? Start at your lowest audible note, to the highest note you can physically make sound. That's your range. However, only the notes you can make sound good and sing comfortably count when discussing your voice though. I'm a Tenor. My comfortable performance range is barely 2 octaves (A2-A4), despite being capable of singing at least C2-D5.
Exactly. I`m trying to use my vocal range in performance, but for that you need the right kind of music to show case it.
I`m guessing you`re into classical which I did for some time and found very restricting vocally, whereas with jazz, soul and RnB which allows you more freedom with the kind of sounds that you can use musically.
[Btw I`m sure Mariah Carey can sing more than 5 octaves. Its only 5 octaves that have been recorded[G#2 to G#7- Check youtube for references]
Singer Adam Lopez`s vocal range spans 6 octaves.
Singer Georgia Brown can hit all the notes from G2-G10 (yes, it is scary).
There`s a WHOLE other world out there outside of classical music. Just all comes down to a matter of taste then.
ps: Did you watch the video? What did you think of it?