You probably didn’t know that there are really only three different types of male and female singing voices. Most males are tenors. While there are some differences in the tenor range, some tenors favor a higher range, while other tenors tend to hover at the lower end of the scale, a majority of your male singers are still a classified as a tenor.
The ideal singing tenor is the one with the higher range. This tenor is usually referred to as the model register. A good model register tenor should be able to reach a note that is a solid two F’s higher than middle C.
Although most males are naturally tenors, there is more to actually singing tenor than opening your mouth and singing a few bars of your favorite song. Learning how to properly sing tenor parts takes time, training, and dedication.
Learn how to Read Music
Every once in a while you will hear of an incredible singer who doesn’t know how to read music, it does happen, but only rarely. You will have a much easier time singing tenor if you know how to read music. The good news is that reading music isn’t difficult and it is something you should be able to learn fairly quickly.
Get a Keyboard
If you are really serious about becoming a singer, you are going to need to invest in a good keyboard. This keyboard will be an important tool in helping you learn all about singing tenor.
Remember that just because you have a keyboard, it won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to play it. You really should invest in some basic piano lessons. Not only will the lessons teach you how to effectively use your keyboard, they will also provide you with a better understanding of music in general. The best music teacher will not only be able to teach you how to properly play the keyboard, but will also be able to help you hone your voice as well.
Once you have learned the basic skills you need to play the keyboard, you can use it to start training your ear and your voice. The best way to do this is work through the tenor scale, starting at middle C. Your goal is to be able to match your voice with each of the notes.
Get Some Music
The next time you are at the music store, you will want to look for some music that will help you become a better singing tenor. You want to look for compositions that are written for tenor. What you don’t want to do is look for complicated pieces. You want to look for simple pieces that will be easy for you to sing while you are also playing along on the keyboard. You can gradually work your way up to more complicated pieces as your ear for matching your voice to the notes improves.
Take Advantage of Music Programs
If you are still in school and are want to hone your skills as a singing tenor, you should take advantage of your school’s music program. Even if your school only offers band and not chorus, you should still sign up. Not only will the experience let you make life long friends, but it will also teach you a great deal about making music as a group and learning how to harmonize.
If you don’t attend a school with a music program you should see if there are any community music programs or consider joining a church chorus.