FAQ

“Huh? What is this? Who am I?”
You are at The Range Place, a site that documents the vocal range of popular singers. We take the significance of the singing seriously when listing vocal range, and we apologize if this is polarizing. We do count fry, falsetto and sometimes whistle if it’s ‘significant enough’ by our standards. We also love talking about music and having a fun time.
“What exactly does vocal range mean?”
Vocal range entails all of the pitches, high to low, that a singer has amassed over time. Sometimes a singer will get surprisingly low, or very very high. That’s intrigued many of us enough to join the site and start researching singers for ourselves. To note: we document all of the range a singer has controlled to an adequate standard across their entire career, and most certainly not necessarily just what is at their immediate disposal now, or at any one stage of their career. We use vocal timelines and album ranges to note how the voice can change over time.
“I’ve clicked the link to the forum thread. What does this mean?”
Each forum thread starts with a picture, voice type and vocal range. The voice type usually has joke prefixes or suffixes because we don’t care too much for them. We usually start the high notes and low notes at a pitch relative to that singer’s voice. Most males will have lows start from D3 to B2 or so, and most female threads will start from B3 to G3. For high notes, most males  start from D4 to A4, while females tend to start from G4 to D5, A key under the research details what the colors, underlines and italics mean, but all threads will document soft falsetto as blue. Anything more than a pure, soft falsetto will likely be left uncolored. Underlines mark notes in backing vocals or otherwise hard to hear. Italics mark notes that sound more spoken than sung, or don’t sound quite fitting as ‘sung’ in musical context. Sometimes other threads use different colors, and this page details how threads are made more specifically.