What is the highest key to sing in?

The highest key for an actor is usually in the range of B9 – F#9, although in some cases an actor may be able to sing even higher in another key than the key that they normally sing at.

In the case of a piano key the highest key that an actor can sing in is Bb7.

I’ve noticed that my actors don’t sing to the high C# note C. Why?

Actors should not assume a particular note is a high note. If an actor’s range of notes is not suitable to match up to a particular note, make sure they note their range in a way that they are likely to do on a piano key.

What is the lowest key to sing in?

The lowest key that an actor can sing in is Bb7.


In the case of a piano key the lowest key that an actor can sing in is Bb7.

What is the lowest key to sing in?

The lowest key to sing in is D#7.

I have noticed that actors tend to sing as low as D in the cases where there is no lower key.

When an actor sings in a musical key, will that pitch change if their range of notes is not in the range in which all the note sounds are played?

Yes, even if they sing in a low key. See the example above to see why that is important.

Why is it important to note if your range of pitches is not in the range in which all the note sounds are played in?

In general it is a good practice to ensure that actors know what kind of music they are singing in. By singing in the range of the notes they can actually hear (and therefore sing with more accuracy), it makes their singing sound more natural and realistic.

Actors should be able to play their musical notes as accurately as they can to achieve a musical sound that is both real and believable.

Is an actor able to sing a note as low as D or as high as E?

Yes, most of the time. Check what note the actor is singing in on a piano key at the time of the recording by looking at their range.

What is the lowest key to sing in?

The lowest key that an actor can sing in is D.

What is the lowest key to sing in?

The lowest key that an actor can sing in is C#