Does falsetto count in vocal range? When sharing your vocal range, should you include your falsetto?
Falsetto is that famous high pitched light airy voice that comes when singers go passed their typical range.
While some singers can go in and out of falsetto so smoothly, it’s nearly unnoticeable, others it is very obvious.
When explaining to someone your vocal range (tenor, alto, soprano ect.) you typically do not include the range of your falsetto.
Therefore falsetto is not typically included in your vocal range.
Is falsetto considered singing
Yes, Falsetto is considered singing. Falsetto is basically an “extra gear” vocalists can use to hit higher notes. It is not, however, considered within their normal or typical vocal range.
Does singing in falsetto increase range
Technically yes, falsetto increases the range of notes a singer can hit. However, your falsetto range is not typically added to your vocal range.
Falsetto allows singers to hit much higher notes, however in a more airy and less powerful projected voice.
You are not using you “full voice” when in falsetto.
There are lots of different opinions on this topic, and most of them are simply to get everyone on the same page when discussing vocal ranges.
If someone were to ask you what the highest note you can hit is, you can tell them the highest note you hit within your falsetto range.
However, you wouldn’t say you’re a soprano because you can hit those notes while in falsetto.
Using your falsetto as additional range, but not explicitly including falsetto in your range is typical of vocalists.
Careful not to get confused with the difference between “head voice” and “Falsetto”.
There may be overlap in terminology and defining where falsetto start and ends, here’s a great video explaining the difference:
Don’t get too hung up on whether you’re using the “perfect” terminology to describe your voice, there’s no standard.
Maybe someone will correct you, but who’s to say they’re terminology is correct.
So long as you’re open and honest you won’t run into trouble.
It is a good rule of thumb to not include your falsetto range in your true full vocal range.