Thursday, February 10, 2011

a question

Do African American and Hispanic kids have deeper voices than Anglo kids? I've been you-tubing around and Anglo children's choirs seem to be singing half an octave higher than AA and H choirs. What's this a reflection of? A biological thing? Or the fact that Anglo choirs are using repertoire from back in the good old days when people wanted to sing high?

I prefer the deeper sound.

1 comment:

  1. Aboriginal children in the NT seem to prefer to sing in lower keys than the white kids. 60% of the children at my children's school are indigenous, so I taught most of my songs in lower keys than I would have used for the school in our town which has less than 10% indigenous. (One song I taught was set very high, and the kids refused to sing it until I changed the key.)