Bass (vocal range)

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A bass is a type of male singing voice and possesses the lowest vocal range of all voice types. According to The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, a bass is typically classified as having a range extending from around the second E below middle C to the E above middle C (i.e., E2–E4).[1] Its tessitura, or comfortable range, is normally defined by the outermost lines of the bass clef.

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  1. Owen Jander, Lionel Sawkins, J. B. Steane, Elizabeth Forbes (ed L. Macy). "Bass". Grove Music Online. Archived from the original on 21 July 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2006.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link); The Oxford Dictionary of Music gives E2–e4/f4