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Voice type[edit]

This peer review discussion has been closed.
I've listed this article for peer review because I want feadback on the grammar and content of the article with the aim being nominating this article for good article status.

Thanks, Nrswanson (talk) 16:04, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Ruhrfisch comments: Interesting article - here are some suggestions for improvement:

  • I noticed there are no images - surely there are some famous singers whose photos could be added, or a choir? You get the idea
  • The lead does not meet the requirements of WP:LEAD. I think it needs to be shorter and it needs to be a summary of the whole article. My rule of thumb is that if something is a header in the article, it should at least be mentioned in the lead.
  • Do not repeat the title of the article in headers - so "Number of voice types" could just be "number" (we already know the article is about voice types). ALso avoid starting headers with "the", so "The voice from childhood to adulthood" could just be "From childhood to adulthood"
  • There are a lot of one or two sentence paragraphs that should either be expanded or combined into other paragraphs - they are choppy and break up the flow.
  • Could use a copy edit to improve flow and avoid repetition - example "Soprano" [Header], is followed by "Main article: Soprano", and the article starts "Soprano range: The soprano is the highest female voice. The typical soprano voice lies between middle C (C4) and "high C"(C6)." That's three "soprano"s in the first two sentences (plus the two preceding in the header and hat note). How about something like "The soprano is the highest female voice and typically lies between middle C (C4) and "high C"(C6)." ?
  • References are generally good, but there are several places that need refs (and some are marked as such). Example Many vocal pedagogists warn of the dangers of quick identification. Who are these vocal pedagogists? Cite some please.
  • Per Wikipedia:MOS#First_sentences and the lead Items in boldface are not linked, and boldface is not used subsequently in the first paragraph.
  • Per Wikipedia:MOS#Italics the article over uses bold face - Emphasis Italics are used sparingly to emphasize words in sentences (bolding is normally not used at all for this purpose). Generally, the more highlighting in an article, the less the effect of each instance.
  • References are incomplete - you might want to use {{cite web}} and other cite templates. Internet refs need url, title, publisher, author if known, and access date. see WP:CITE
  • You might want to find a model article that is FA or GA to follow for style, possibly stucture and other ideas.

Hope this helps, you can also ask at WP:PRV for another reviewer's comments Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:47, 22 April 2008 (UTC)