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Lôn asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicSinging · 2 months ago

What's the difference between contralto and alto in music?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Contralto is a coordinate term of alto.

    As nouns the difference between contralto and alto is that contralto is (music) the lowest female voice or voice part, higher than tenor and lower than soprano 

    The terms contralto and alto refer to a similar musical pitch, but among singers, the term contralto is reserved for female singers; the equivalent male form is counter-tenor originally the contratenor altus was a high countermelody sung against the tenor or main melody while alto is a musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano, formerly the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody.

  • 2 months ago

    Alto is the low female voice. Females whose vocal range is equivalent to the tenor range are classified as contraltos.

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Hmm...so contralto is higher than alto?? Confusing!

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