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Let's create a musical roles database! 
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Post Let's create a musical roles database!
There should be a website where people can look up the various roles in famous musicals. People could find out what roles might suit them best by typing their vocal range and/or age into the site's search engine. They could also look up individual shows and look at the vocal requirements and age recommendations of each character within that show. I know that some sites out there give some of that information, but not to the point where you could look up just about any famous show or where you can search results by your specific vocal range. We really need a musical database like that. Would you guys be willing help put together a website like this? Do any of you have enough knowledge of website designing and programming required to put a database like this together? Please respond to this post if you would be willing to help put together a musical roles database website.


Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:01 pm
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
If you're just looking to do a kind of simple formula search via mySQL/PHP, I have enough knowledge to kludge that together. I guess the tricky bit would be designing the actual algorithms.

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:16 am
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I was very busy, but I have some more free time now. Should I start collecting the voice range information itself while you make preparations for creating and programing a website? Who else would like to help out with this project?


Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:06 pm
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
I don't have any knowledge in website designing, but if I can help in any way, you can count me in!

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Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:08 am
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
The database doesn't have to be too complex. I don't think there's a need to describe things like character personalities or dancing abilities. It should just be a way to look up either your age and vocal range or the roles of a specific show. Here's an example of what I had in mind:

Oklahoma!

Curly McLain - Age: 22 - 35 Sex: Male Voice: C3 to F#4
Laurey Williams - Age: 18 - 25 Sex: Female Voice: C4 to A5
Ado Annie Carnes - Age: 18 - 25 Sex: Female Voice: C4 to F5
Will Parker - Role: Age: 25 - 35 Sex: Male Voice: D3 to F4
Ali Hakim - Role: Age: 28 - 45 Sex: Male Voice: F3 to D4
Andrew Carnes - Age: 50 - 65 Sex: Male Voice: F3 to F4
Aunt Eller - Age: 40 - 60 Sex: Female Voice: G3 to F5
Jud Fry - Role: Age: 27 - 40 Sex: Male Voice: D2 to D♭4
Cord Elam - Age: 25 - 65 Sex: Male Voice: G♭2 to A4
Ike Skidmore - Age: 40 - 65 Sex: Male Voice: D3 to G♭4

If you set your search options to Age: 28 Sex: Male Voice: G2 - G4, the roles of Curly, Will, and Ali will come up in your search results along with roles from other shows.


Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:21 am
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
If you have information about other shows similar to what I just posted, send them to me in a private message so that I can start collecting the information about various shows.


Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:25 am
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
This appeals to the "gotta pigeon-hole all the voices" nut in me.


Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:47 pm
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Post Re: Let's create a musical roles database!
I haven't heard from anyone. Are you guys still interested in helping create a database?


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