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Basic Trope: Contrasting high and deep vocals, usually by a female and male singer respectively.

  • Straight:
    • Sarah Soprano and George Gravel sing for the band Troperium.
    • George Gravel collaborates with Sarah Soprano for a new single.
    • Troperium's label-mate The Lampshades has Alice Alto, who does both soprano and gravel.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Sarah Soprano sings notes higher than the piccolo can play and George Gravel sings lower than the double bass can play.
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    • Alice Alto can sing both of those roles.
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified: George and Sarah play Beast and Beauty in a Rock Opera.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • George and Sarah collaborate, but both of them do only gravel.
    • Tony teams up with Alice, but both sing.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But then Sarah develops throat problems after several demos, so she switches back to clean singing and leaves the gravel to George.
    • Alice performs as a guest singer with Tony, but then surprises everybody when she incorporates gravel into her parts.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged:
    • George and Sarah are both capable of soprano and gravel, and are prone to swapping roles within the same song.
  • Averted:
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    • George and Sarah use the same vocal technique without sounding vastly different from each other.
    • Alice sticks to only clean or only harsh vocals throughout the song.


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