2nd October 2019


What is the definition of octave in music?

In music, an octave (Latin: octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency. Two notes separated by an octave have the same letter name and are of the same pitch class.

People also ask, what is a voice octave?

The average person could sing within this range with very good guidance from an expert." Most classical singers who have been professionally trained are still within this three octave range. A modern day comparison to Yma Sumac is Mariah Carey. She has a multi-octave vocal range which can reportedly reach five octaves.

How many octaves are there in singing?

According to ConcertHotels.com in The Vocal Ranges of the Greatest Singers, there are only two singers with 5 octaves or more: Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses – 5 octaves, 2½ notes (F1 to B𘁈) Mariah Carey – 5 octaves, 1 note (F2 to G7)
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