Saturday, January 13, 2007

Vocal weight vs. Fach on Wikipedia

Still another find on Wikipedia--an article on vocal weight that covers similar ground to the article on Fach, but from more of a North American point of view. Notice the inclusion at the end of the article of the "baritenor" voice type that one finds in much French opera but absent from the German classifications.

Another thing to take a look at when viewing Wikipedia definitions is the discussion pages at the very top left of every page next to the article tab. For example, contrast the discussion regarding Fach (in which we find that the English article is similar to the German Stimmfach article and its links) to the discussion regarding vocal weight (in which there is some argument as to whether pop singers should be included as examples of classical voice types).

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