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What is the difference between Alto and Soprano?

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G. Cole

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G. Cole, English Professor, PhD, Canterbury

Answered Dec 22, 2020

Whenever people are making different choral arrangements, there are also some voices that will be placed in various categories. Two of the categories that are often compared to each other are alto and soprano. When you say “alto,” you are referring to the low female voice.

When you say “soprano,” you are referring to a high female voice. These two voices are meant to blend well together in order to form a beautiful melody depending on the type of songs that would need to be sung. There are also other names that are used for male voices. “Bass” is used for low male voices while “Tenor” is the category for high male voices.

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

In music, the voice is an instrument that is used to sing melodies and lyrics. Voices are split into four descriptions. Two of those are alto and soprano. Between the two, a soprano is able to sing at a higher octave. This type of voice is normally sung by women. They are strong voices and can be so high, it can literally break glass.

Examples of these type of soprano voices is with singers like Ariana Grande and Marian Carey. Alto voices are lower and they are between the voices of tenor and soprano. Examples of singers that have alto voices are Brandy Norwood and Toni Braxton.

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L. Cooper

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Answered Jul 29, 2020

Alto and soprano are two different terms that are well used when it comes to music term. However, the soprano is known to be the highest range of note that can ever be reached by anybody, and this range is usually produced by female voices. The soprano is a quite powerful voice that is mostly more of head voice, and kind of weak as mid voice.

Alto and soprano are two different terms that are well used when it comes to music term. However,
The soprano voice is kind of harder to sustain, and are often taken by fewer singers in opera music. Soprano can also be characterized by musical instruments, of which the soprano sax is a typical example. Some soprano singers include Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera, among others. There is nothing much about alto when compared to the soprano. Alto is actually considered as the deepest voice that females produced. It is also considered as a mid-voice between tenor and mezzo-soprano. The alto range is usually between G3 and F5. The popular alto singers include Toni Braxton, Brandy, Cher Lloyd, among others.

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