I use a rather simplistic system of voice classification which leads into the more complex if anyone wants to do more digging. I say fach is for classical music. PERIOD! You COULD use it, but it's kinda pointless. I'm 30. I sing opera. I don't even have a fach yet! So it's even more pointless to classify most young voices, ESPECIALLY in contemporary! Does your voice naturally want to hold out notes? Or does it want to keep moving notes?
With good technique, you should be able to do both. BUT have you heard a voice holding out a note but beneath it all, it just wants to flutter? Have you heard a voice do runs but gets slower the longer the run is?
Anyway, that's it! Most of us have one or the other. Use your natural strength to make some sort of mark for yourself!
Flutter voices tend to be smaller in nature, and holding voices tend to be bigger.Since I do sing opera, let's relate it to fach Smaller flutters are coloratura/leggiero. Bigger flutters are like the full lyric coloratura. Smaller holds can be the light lyrics. Bigger holds can go into the dramatics.
Know yourself! Grow yourself!
Do you find you're attracted to voices that (could) resemble your voice?
Specific to my style, I like big, loud, powerful voices. Not dramatics necessarily but voices with UMPH!
What kinds of voices does everyone else like? And is it potentially similar to your voice?
I don't typically like male voices except for countertenors! Quite sad since I'm a dude! LOL But it might have been a good thing. I never tried to sound like anyone else because I didn't like any male singers in classical singing. I do like them in R&B and stuff. I like Ludacris, but his voice isn't necessarily operatic! LOL
Here's a small list of people I like in the classical world:
Countertenor: Phillipe Jaroussky and David Hansen - I've always wanted to sing this voice type!
Bigger Soprano: Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, Birgit Nilsson, Luana DeVol (bias cuz she's one of my teachers!!!), Shirley Verrett, Joan Sutherland
Smaller Soprano: Kathleen Battle, Kiri Te Kanawa,
Mezzo: Marilyn Horne
Tenor: Jon Vickers, Gianfranco Cecchele
I didn't get into actually singing contemporary stuff until recently. I really like: Ludacris, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Michael Jackson... a bunch of people!!! I never bothered to remember anyone's name until I got older LOL
One recording I really like is Leontyne Price (bigger soprano) singing rather "small"!!!
Start at 1:47 if it doesn't embed. I LOVE this recording, and it's not long, so listen to its entirety if you have time!!!