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Is there a website that provides audio samples? -- Toytoy 04:15, Feb 15, 2005 (UTC)

A lot of articles have them. Also see Commons:Category:Music_soundOmegatron 00:58, 11 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Where is castrato on this chart?[edit]

The castrato is not a vocal range, so it would be difficult to include it on a range chart. Castratos had varying ranges; no every castrato had the same range. Some sang in the soprano range, some in the contralto range. The mezzo-soprano range was most common, as parts written originally for castrato are usually now-a-days sung comfortably by a mezzo-soprano. --DrG 22:39, 2005 May 18 (UTC)

--- Why on earth is not the alto a part of the vocal diagram? - Rich

--- Just wondering, why do the 'C1, c2' etc notes along the top have nothing to do with the same-looking definitions in Vocal_range? According to that article, soprano goes from C4 to A5, but according to this template it goes from c1 to a little over c3. EloiseMason 15:40, 16 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The oboe family is a mess[edit]

Since when does the cor anglais reach down to C3, and the heckelphone higher than the oboe? This isn't even coherent with other wiki-pages on the subject! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:09, 3 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Cor Anglais- Somebody unfamiliar with the instrument probably read the range off a staff chart and confused C3 with E3. Ericthefred (talk) 18:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Hecklephone - The range given here is for the Hecklephone family, which includes the standard Hecklephone and the Piccolo Hecklephone, which sounds an octave above the Cor Anglais (or a fourth above the Oboe), and is a singularly rare instrument (only one known to remain in playing condition.) I will edit this chart after doing some research to make sure I get the ranges right, but I think that the Hecklephone should not be included in the "oboes" (it is not an oboe), and should be reduced to the range of the standard instrument (which is not exactly common either, but at least it is used somewhere in the standard orchestral repertoire.) Ericthefred (talk) 18:57, 7 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

White space at end[edit]

I tried to take out some white space at the end, but it's still there. See Musical_acoustics#Pitch_ranges_of_musical_instruments, where's there's a gap before the next heading. Anyone know how to fix? Dicklyon (talk) 18:20, 30 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Double entry for bassoon.[edit]

Acctually one says bassoon the other says bassoons. Apparently the instrument plays lower if you have more than one.Phatom87 (talk contribs) 00:49, 5 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Bassoons is supposed to be a family designation, taking in the Contra-Bassoon and standard Bassoon at least, but looks like someone goofed the top note. I'll edit after doing some research to make sure. I wonder if the Tenor Bassoon doesn't also belong on this chart. It's making a small comeback in Europe as an instructional instrument for children too small to handle a standard pitch Bassoon.Ericthefred (talk) 19:20, 7 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I have corrected the "bassoons" bar so that it encompasses the range of instruments under it. However, I notice that the "double reed" bar goes lower than anything contained within it. Is this another mistake? SpinningSpark 13:09, 9 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Variations in ranges Suggestion Suggestion[edit]

I think it would be good to include ranges of variation where they exist (maybe with differently colored extensions on the range bars). E.g.: On guitars the high end is dependent on the number of frets (the template seems to be based on 24, but 21 is also quite common on electric; 19 is standard on classical); 5-string bass guitars (which reach down to B0) are becoming more common, and many double basses include a C extension (down to C1). Alternate tunings are probably not worth including since they can be created ad hoc. Piano could also show an extension to C0 to cover the Imperial Bösendorfer (piano). --Theodore Kloba (talk) 20:17, 13 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]