How much vocal range do you need?
Answer: You need enough range to sing the songs you want to sing... without straining your voice.
So, if you experience vocal strain or weakness trying to hit the low or high notes in the songs you want to sing, you may indeed need to extend your range. But wait...what does this mean?
Extending vocal range has two meanings, the way I see it.
- Extending voice as low and high as you possibly can without strain.
- Extending your middle, or mixed, voice where you will be singing in practical application.
A little understood fact: Extend your ability to mix your chest and head voice registers and it will have the practical application of extending your vocal range when you sing. I used to have the worst break of anyone I've ever heard; Power Path & Performance method cured it.
Hope this helps clarify. If you'd like a vocal lesson to learn safe and effective vocal range extending exercises, let me know.