Girls, have you ever had that one girl in your choir that is challenged by normal notes and complains, "This is too high for me!" on songs you have no problem with?
Or boys, that kid that struggles with lower notes but has no problem with higher ones?
Maybe they simply struggle with singing, but they might just have a special voice. Maybe you don't have any of those kids, which is completely understandable, because these voices are rare.
These girls often get made fun of for having a "man voice" or the boys for "singing like a girl", or just made fun of for the way our voice sounds when we have to sing outside our range. That's not right. We can't help our rare voices.
Most choir teachers seem oblivious to girls with low voices (called contraltos) or boys with high voices (called countertenors), which is unfortunate because we deserve a chance. A lot of us end up dropping out of choir as kids because we don't think we're good singers because we squeak and crack and just generally sound like dying goats on notes all the other kids in our choir can sing and are told we should be able to sing, and that's not a good thing either. I believe that choirs should have more voice diversity, not less, because you can form more beautiful harmonies. Now granted, I understand that one or two girls isn't enough to form a contralto section, and one or two boys isn't enough to form a countertenor section, and that's usually all you get of those rare voices in a choir, and that's thinking generously. We beautifully gifted boys and girls should live in pride of our rare voice, not shame. (My phone tried to correct "pride" to "prison". No, we beautifully gifted boys and girls should not live in prison.)
Maybe you noticed I keep referring to the people with rare voices as "we". This is because I do have an extremely rare voice. I am a girl and can go all the way down to Bb2 comfortably, and I have four or five times now even hit a G2, which, for reference, is the same note as the G string on a cello. That puts me at about a baritone range, which the internet says is impossible. A girl in my choir thinks I may be some sort of legend. I could go on all day about my vocal oddities, but this description box is already too long as it is, and I am not the point of this studio. I'll do a project on my voice later. For now...
1. No cussing. This should go without saying. I hear more than enough of it in school.
2. Please don't make fun of contraltos or countertenors. Again, this should go without saying, but some people need an extra reminder or two. (Or 100.)
3. Do not add projects without permission. If you'd like to add a related project, please send me a link, preferably on my profile ( @Oo_MOZART_oO or @CelloLover5000). It might take a while for me to get back to you, but if I approve, I will add it to the studio. This will be strictly enforced as all projects not added by me will be removed!