Aha! Did you get a dark green or even a black shirt on the app?
Well! You’ve arrived . . . or have you?
You no longer sound like a boy when you talk.
Maybe Granny says
“Ooh Maude, his voice has broken”
The reason we’re calling you a baritone is because nobody knows yet whether you will be a tenor or a bass when you’re an adult.
But I am an adult! . . . well, a young one . . .
Nope. You’re still an adolescent . . .just an older one!
Don’t you remember we said it takes ten years for voices to change? You won’t be a proper tenor or bass until (like good wine), you’ve aged (at least 18, preferably 21) and (unlike good wine) had some decent singing lessons. Until then, sing gently and DO NOT STRAIN YOUR VOICE by trying to sing like a man before you are one!
Fact Number Eleven
Adolescent “bass” voices do not sound like adult ones because the vocal tract has not developed its full volume.
Although you will be able to get low notes (like, maybe bass G) it is now the top of your range that is missing. This is why you need a good singing teacher to help you rebuild the upper part of your voice. The other thing you need is patience! Even if you’re taller than your dad, you still have a lot of growing to do.
Hang on a minute! I got a black shirt and I’m still singing treble!
Really? Well, you wouldn’t be if I were your singing teacher.
But it’s your voice, so you’d better watch the film Your Body, Your Voice. And maybe a few moral tales for choristers wouldn’t go amiss!