Tenor: Definition & Range


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Which selection lists adult male voices in order from LOWEST range to HIGHEST range?

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1. Choral music written for male and female voices is usually written for four voice parts: two female parts and two male parts. What are those four voice parts?

2. Do all tenor-ranged voices sound more or less the same?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the range of a tenor. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include range and voice parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • The range of adult male voices
  • Voice parts of choral music
  • Sounds of tenor-ranged voices
  • Voice parts in the operas by Richard Wagner
  • Characteristics of tenor range

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about tenor range
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about where tenor fits into the range of male voices in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding female voice parts and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the sounds of tenor voices

Additional Learning

To learn more about tenors, review the lesson called Tenor: Definition & Range that covers the following objectives:

  • Define tenor
  • Understand the terms bass, baritone and countertenor
  • Learn about various types of operatic tenors
  • Meet some famous tenors