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How Many Octaves Has My Voice?

30 May 2020

As musiconline, this week's blog is one of the first things that newcomers start to sing; we looked at the answer to the popular question of singing lessons, ‘How many octaves has my voice?’


One of the most frequently asked questions is 'how many octaves do I have?' Let's first take a look at what the octave means;

What is Octave?


The concept of octaves refers to a range of sounds in music. An octave is a sequence of eight sounds that is the interval between the do sound and the other do sound.

The main instrument used when expressing an octave or measuring how many octaves a person's voice has is the piano. The piano is an instrument with a wide range of sounds, such as 7 octaves, but grand pianos have 7 octaves + 4 sharp. 52 of the keys on the pianos, which have 88 keys in total, are natural (white) and 36 are sharp (black) notes.


c = do

We call the interval between c and c an octave. Do (c), denoted in green, represents the middle do of the piano. Moving from the middle do, the sounds become thinner (high pitch) when moving to the right, and thickens when moving to the left. (low pitch)

How is The Octave Of Sound Measured?

For octave measurement, you need to respond to the notes printed on the piano with your voice in the same decision. When the middle do note, which is accepted as the average sound, is centered, you can calculate how many octaves your voice is by calculating how many notes your voice gets treble and how many notes it gives out with 8 differents octaves.

Hearing tests performed at the beginning of singing and vocal training are not interpreted as an octave of the person's voice and it is also taken into consideration that this range will be expanded through the training received.

We couldn't help but mention the octaves of the voices of famous artists, which are the subject of much debate in the music world. ?

Mariah Carey: 5 (5,2) octave
Elvis Presley: 4 (4,1) octave
Luciano Pavarotti: 4 octave
Adele: 3 octave

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When we decide to take singing one step further and use our voice more professionally, vocal and singing lessons are the main training we need. These lessons are often shaped through a due diligence. Our sound color is a matter of curiosity for both sides in which ranges of notes we can use our sound, while our existing situation is a beginning and our individual training program is shaped by this. Don't forget to sign up on musiconline to learn about our soon-to-be-active singing lessons and request a trial course.

In our blog posts that we publish weekly, we will continue to share information about music and musical terms. Another blog post about music terms; ' What is the frequency?' We also recommend that you take a look at the title.

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