Encyclopedia > Baritone

  Article Content

Baritone

In music, a baritone is a male singer whose vocal range falls somewhere between that of a bass and a tenor. A typical baritone's range will extend from around the A a tenth below middle C to the F above middle C. Many singers in popular music have been baritones, such as Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

The term bass-baritone is sometimes used to mean a singer who has a range just slightly higher than that of a bass.

The word "baritone" is often applied to instruments to indicate their range in relation to other instruments of the same group. For instance the baritone saxophone. There is also a brass instrument called the baritone horn; it is unreleated to the French horn.

See also soprano, alto, timbre



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Penology

...     Contents Penology Penology (from the Latin poena, "punishment"), comprises penitentiary science: that concerned with the processes devised and adopted ...