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A basso (or bass) is a male singer who sings in the lowest range of the human voice. A typical bass will have a range extended from around the E a fourteenth below middle C (the note on the first leger line below the bottom of the bass clef) to the E above middle C (on the first line of the treble clef).

In classical music, and particularly in opera, there are sometimes distinctions made between different kinds of basses:

Some famous bassos include

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