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THE FACH SYSTEM: The Soloists

The basic categories of the singing voice, soprano, alto, tenor and bass with their intermediate categories of mezzo-soprano and baritone are the basis of the vocal ranges in the German Fach system. In practice, the voices types are further defined according to quality, range, volume, acting demands, and physical appearance. The first division separates each… Read More

Featured Texts for March – Franz Peter Schubert

Undoubtedly Schubert’s most famous ballad is the Erlk├Ânig but do you know Der Zwerg (The Dwarf)? Download the text from IPA Source, the score from IMSLP and then listen to Jessye Norman sing this powerful song on YouTube. Appropriate for both male and female voices. Get ready for spring with Schubert’s passionate love song, Heimliches… Read More