History:Advanced Vocal Tree Proposal

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Status: This page describes an active advanced relationship proposal and is not official.



Proposal number: RFC-4
Champion: BrianFreud
Current status: In development
Initial Discussion


Trac ticket # 1140

This page discusses a new tree for the VocalRelationshipAttribute. This proposal began over in the Performance Restructuring Proposal.

The current vocal tree

Generic vocal types:
  • Lead
  • Background
  • Choir
Specific vocal types:
  • Alto
  • Bass-Baritone
  • Contralto
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Countertenor
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Soprano
  • Tenor

The proposed vocal tree

  • Generic vocal types (unselectable)
  • Lead
  • Female
  • Male
  • Background
  • Female
  • Male
  • Choir
  • Barbershop quartet
  • Children's choir
  • Female choir
  • Male choir (aka: cathedral choir)
  • Men's choir
  • Mixed choir
  • Specific vocal types (unselectable)
  • Soprano
  • Coloratura soprano
  • Light coloratura soprano
  • Lyric coloratura soprano
  • Dramatic coloratura soprano
  • Soubrette (aka: soprano lirico-leggiero)
  • Soprano leggiero
  • Lyric soprano
  • Light lyric soprano
  • Full lyric soprano
  • Spinto soprano (aka: soprano lirico-spinto, jugendlich-dramatisch)
  • Dramatic soprano
  • Wagnerian soprano
  • Sopranista (aka: male soprano)
  • Soprano I
  • Soprano II
  • Castrato
  • Sopranist
  • Dugazon
  • Falcon
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Coloratura mezzo-soprano
  • Lyric-colorata alto
  • Dramatic mezzo-soprano
  • Falsetto
  • Male soprano
  • Male alto
  • Contralto
  • Coloratura contralto
  • Lyric contralto
  • Dramatic contralto
  • Contratenor
  • Countertenor (aka: contratenor altus, haute-contre)
  • Contratenor bassus
  • Alto
  • Alto I
  • Alto II
  • Tenor
  • Lirico-leggero tenor
  • Lyric tenor
  • Spinto tenor
  • Dramatic tenor (aka: tenore lirico-spinto)
  • Heldentenor
  • Tenor buffo (aka: spieltenor)
  • Tenor I
  • Tenor II
  • Baritenor
  • Baritone
  • Baryton-Martin (aka: Bariton)
  • Lyric baritone
  • Kavalierbariton
  • Verdi baritone
  • Dramatic baritone
  • Lyric Low Baritone (aka: lyric bass-baritone)
  • Dramatic Bass-baritone (aka: low Baritone)
  • Baryton-noble
  • Bass
  • Basso cantante (aka: lyric high bass, lyric bass-baritone)
  • Dramatic high bass (aka: dramatic bass-baritone, Hoher bass)
  • Jugendlicher bass
  • Basso buffo (aka: bel canto, lyric buffo)
  • Schwerer spielbass (aka: dramatic buffo)
  • Lyric basso profondo
  • Dramatic basso profondo
  • Other
  • Beatbox
  • Chant
  • Scat
  • Speech / Spoken Word
  • Sprechgesang
  • Sprechstimme
  • Synthesized
  • Throat singing
  • Whistling
  • Yodel
  • Gang (used for some punk releases) jacobbrett 19:10, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Left for some other proposal(s)

  • (Other)
  • Growl
  • Lilting
  • Ranting
  • Rap
    • Melodic rap
  • Scream
  • Toasting
  • Vocalise
  • Otakebi (a type of Japanese battle cry)

There are 3 separate proposals to add separate relationship types to cover basic speech and its subtypes; speech is here, but it's left to subtypes of that AR to detail various types of speech.