Sunday, 24 October 2010

Lady GaGa - Vocal Profile/ Range


Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Range: 2.7 octaves (C3-B5 approx)
Vocal Pluses: Powerful, passionate voice, with a rock tinge. Expressive and well controlled voice that does not lean on melisma to impress, though she is capable of using this vocal technique if required. Lady Gaga's low notes are well supported, and have a dark, solid and weighty timbre to them. The mid-range can be melodic and lyrical as well be utilised in a talk/singing fashion- see Poker Face.

The lower part of the belting range has a weight, and thick timbre to it along with a strong resonance. This resonance can be carried into the higher part of the chest register- past a C5- but it calls for the use of improper technique, making the sound raspier and raw, as its placed in the throat. These qualities can be eliminated, at the expense of the resonance of the voice, by mixing with the head voice. The sound produced is clearer and brighter with a healthier sound.

The head voice alone can be light and airy- see the chorus of Paparazzi- or thicker and with an operatic like tone- see the intro of Government Hooker. Lady Gaga's vibrato is strong, quick and reminiscent of that utilised by stage singers, but she is capable of singing without it  if she chooses.

Vocal Negatives: Lady Gaga's high belting can sound like shouting at times, which would indicate bad technique or singing outside of her range.






There are some higher notes in the video below, but I'm not including them in Gaga's range because I consider exclamations and singing two totally different things. One requires a degree of skill- singing- and one doesn't- screaming and exclamations. If you want to know how big Gaga's range is if the notes in this video are included then Gaga has a range of 4 octaves 1 note.


626 comments:

  1. I don't think Gaga's potential can be mesured on her released songs. There is this old performance where she hits a G5, her voice is pretty damn great.

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  2. Highest Eb5? LMAO. No.

    Here is the REAL video of her vocal range.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2knVgyDQAlA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

    She can hit every damn note that Aguilera does, she just doesn't often.

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  3. @ anon: I'll update this after the new album drops.

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  4. In the negatives, you didn't mention her nasal, catarrhal tone.

    Her vocie isn't powerful. To mimic power, she just sings really deep in herchest voice. She sounds terrible live. I've heard her a few times.

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  5. You didn't update it.

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  6. Hey there this is a really great video of her Vocals live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2knVgyDQAlA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=ULange also her vocals have a operatic tinge to then aswell

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  7. Gaga is a lot of things but she is no Mezzo. Her tone and timbre are very dark and heavy hence the higher notes sounding like shouting. Most defo a Contralto Stuey.

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  8. i find her voice better than her pop peers
    plus she transitioned from being a soprano to being a mezzo soprano
    i heard her live before she was famous and she could definitely sing

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  9. With regards to her hitting the G5 in an old performance: she does. Just about. She really struggles with that note, it's right at the top of her range, and it makes you cringe because you don't think she's going to make it.

    In all of her old stuff, from the Red And Blue album, she sings in a generally higher voice than now. (Now being 2008 - onwards so don't say her voice has developed). I think she's naturally a mezzo-soprano and she prefers the sound of the lower end of her voice. She wants to be different to everyone else so she wants to move away from being a mezzo, as it's the most common voice type.

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  10. @anon, direcetly above. Thanks for that well thought out comment. Was an interesting read!

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  11. ^Thanks!

    Also there are a few notes she can't quite hit. A5 (and maybe G5)is too high for her full voice and too low for her head voice. Th A5's on the youtube "vocal range" videos are audibly autotuned, as are the majority of her sing D5 and above although she has just about managed some F5's.She can just about manage D-G5, occasionally reaching them,they are at her natural limit, but she struggles and I would bet that she doesn't usually hit them. I don't know if I would class her head voice (Bb-B5) as singing as it isn't connected to the rest of her voice.

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  12. Obviously she's not a Christina or a Mariah, but considering who she has around her, I feel like she's the strongest. Along with her are Adele and believe it or not Ke$ha. Adele has control, but doesn't show diversity as some say. Ke$ha has control over her voice and goes into 3 octaves and more notes when live.

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  13. There is absolutely NO way Lady Gaga has a 2.5 octave range. It is definitely up to at least a 3 or a 4 octave range. Those "exclamations" are just a part of her performance and should still be included in her vocal capacity.

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  14. Adele and Beyonce are far superior to Gaga.

    And to the anonymous stan above - be quiet.

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  15. actually i dont wholly agree with that statement ^^^ they all have their pluses and negatives

    adele: soulful voice with a nice tone but her smoking has immensely damaged her voice and sometimes she can't hit some of the notes that are in the studio recording of her songs

    beyonce: i personally dont like beyonce's voice because compared to whitney her voice is not as rich and deep and her constant abuse of melisma is annoying and obnoxious

    gaga: doesn't have as wide of a range as bey or adele but her voice is extremely versatile she can sing country (you and I) rock (speechless) dance( most of her songs) r&b (teeth) and jazz (orange coloured sky + the lady is a tramp)
    her voice is also damaged by idk what

    all of those three are extremely talented in their own way and i dont think its fair to say one is better than the other

    plus all three of them are packed into my IPOD - so why cant we all just get along

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  16. miley's better

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  17. shes also hard to be understood when she belts high notes

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  18. in lady gaga's recent performances she shows off her stunning vibrato and personally i think her voice is improving a lot 

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  19. Can you send me a link please. I'd love to hear.

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  20. this is the only one i could retrieve i coudnt find the others

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  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06cyiI2hILo

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  22. DIVA CAN YOU PLEASE REVIEW GAGA'S LAST 4 PERFORMANCES OF MARRY THE NIGHT 

    BAMBI AWARDS
    X FACTOR
    CHILDREN IN NEED CONCERT 
    ALAN CARR PERFORMANCE

    I JUST WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW U THINK SHE DID

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  23. This is an excellent website - People who comment seem to have some idea of what they are talking about. Yay!

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  24. Her head voice, from 4.25:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Cio4YkVIK0U

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  25.  I've seen all of the above performances, but the only ones that I've really loved have been the one at the Grammy nomination party, and the one she recorded for her Thanks Giving special- that one was truly class..

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  26.  Thanks! I'm going to update her profile soon, so thats a good positive to add.

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  27. really? 
    i thought the grammy nomination performance was kind of weak 
    the instrumental seemed to drown out her voice idk why 

    ive also wondered why she hasn't really ever used her head voice/falsetto in her live performances 

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  28. oh and i had another ? 
    who do you think is a better singer gaga or madonna 
    strictly judging their vocal ability

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  29. Personally, I would say Gaga is a better singer than Madonna, but that's because her voice has really developed and matured over the last couple of years.

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  30. Gaga said in some interwiew that she usualy smoke and sometimes she smoke marihuana. I think that it destroyed her voice , when she was younger she was abble to hit G5 live in full voice now thats only E5 . And her falsetto almost does not exist , she was abble to hit G5 live falsetto and she hit some B5 head voice in fancy pants but that was 5  years ago now she can hit her highest note F5 barely in falsetto and lowest Bb2 in vocal fry. And do you think she can hit that D6 in Sheisse live ?

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  31. thats what i was thinking 
    gaga isthe better singer and madonna is the better dancer

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  32. she sounds very much like christina aguleria!

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  33. gaga can't sing with harmonie, madonna can sing a loooot better than gaga, that's for sure.

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  34. Watch Lady GaGa singing The Edge Of Glory at a very GaGa thanksgiving, Im not an expert but I think she goes higher than a B5 there :)

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  35. She a high note ( i think C6) at the start of just dance in z100 jingle bell ball

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  36. She hit ( sorry for mistake )

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  37. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz6PYAV1T6I look at 2.39 its short but sustaind

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  38. Is there anyway this profile could be updated a bit, please? Looking back in the past year, it's quite clear that Gaga has been trained quite well and has improved tremendously since her last album. I remember a year ago people were saying she didn't have a head voice then at the Grammy nominations concert, she whips out an F5 like it's nothing. :P

    Would be nice to see what you think about her improvements as a vocalist.

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  39. Can you tell me what note she hits here at 2.40 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz6PYAV1T6I 

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  40. hey Maratov9 that was an exclamation, and I try to avoid using those in my profiles.

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  41. Whats the note she hits here at 1.05 and the notes she hits in singing "youuu" and the note after "hooker" at the end ?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJE_dYYPH9U 

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  42. Can somebody tell me what notes she hit here at 1.04
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY9Sj_IwZ3U 

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  43. What notes she hits here in that "yoooohooo" and at 1.04 and then after the word hooker ??
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY9Sj_IwZ3U 

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  44. And what are the highest notes in Stuck On Fuckin You

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  45. http://soundcloud.com/stuckonfuckinyou/lady-gaga-stuck-on-fuckin-you
    ^What's the highest note she hits in this song, when she sings the "you-ou" bits?

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  46. here at 1.04 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJE_dYYPH9U

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  47. At 1.05 it is G5 ???

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  48. ... really i wouldn't get too excited over that... she wasn't even singing
    i feel like gaga is better than alot of her contemporaries (rihanna, katy perry, britney) but i feel like she could do so much better if she really took a break and trained her voice 
    she is capable of using her falsetto/head voice whatever you wanna call it but it seems disconnected from the rest of her range 

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  49. Why dont you update her vocal profile her voice has changed since the fame alot. And you should add the lowest note Bb2 in sheisee its in vocal fry but i think it should count

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  50. Didnt she belt F5 in piano performance of Marry the night in Alan Ross

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  51. hey Gembler19 I don't hear  a Bb2. Maybe a C3 but its not a very clear note because its so quick. If she can hit a b2 then I'm sure we'll see it in a live performance soon enough, but this one is just too short for me to count. However, the vocal positives have been  updated.

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  52. on Alan Carr? The highest i heard was an E5 towards the end, which she hit a few times. So one note off.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nx-vApk5PY

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  53. I don't think that was her. You can clearly hear that her voice comes in while that note is quietening, also the texture is different to the head notes she hits.  It sounds like a mans voice to me. But it is a G5

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  54. I was not sure that it is she but she said she sang the whole song alone

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  55. Okey and why didnt anybody noticed A2 in monster just play the acapella studio version starts at 1.16 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpAcF3ubT9E

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  56. Watch this at the start  there is also c3 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bge-gKRmU4

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  57. hey diva devotee??? 
    i finally found a video where you can hear her head voice/falsetto notes 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH4KfVbyNcA&feature=related

    what note is that and whats the difference between head voice/falsetto 

    sorry if thats a stupid question but i get confused 

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  58. Hey jessie , thats an f5. Falsetto is usually reserved for use with men, but women can sing in it too. Its usually airy, soft and hard to get a lot of resonance from, so needs amplification via a microphone. It's also disconnected from the rest of the voice. The head voice feels like its resonating in the head, as the name suggests, and produces a more characterful and powerful sound.  It's also part of the modal  voice.

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  59. thank you! 
    is the F5 that she hit -falsetto? 
    also is that note considered part of her vocal range?

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  60. also i have been told that every female has a whistle register... do you think gaga will ever be able to use her whistle register

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  61. G5. Though it kinda sounds like a guy, not her.

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  62. no thats definitely her 
    why do you think its a guy?

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  63. yeah the whoo was one of the guys with her 

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  64. oh wait u mean the whoooo its a guy one of the producers she was working with

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  65. yes i agree she has a lot of potential 
    she said in an interview once that she doesn't smoke anymore i think it was an interview with tony bennett 

    but here is a vid that displays her head voice/falsetto

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  66. I am very curious about D6 in scheisse , soon the Born this way ball will start and i hope she will hit it but not as exclamation but sustaind that means she will need to use her whistle register ( whistle reg. starts at C6 sometimes at E6)

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  67. I think that's  a head note and yes the note is considered part of her range :D

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  68. DivaDevotee what do you think about the notes( A2  and C3 ) in the video ?

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  69. A got some other videos with head v. and falsetto 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RbwiGnNB34 at 0.18http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2JcPjDyDQ at 0.15http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XfQd80fWVk at 0.52http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W_u_MIAmjs&feature=related at 0.2 ( im not expert but it sounds like A5 or B5 )

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  70. is her vocal range really that limited??? i thought it was wider

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  71. wait the d6 in scheisse will have to be hit in the whistle register?

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  72. wait diva devotee can you tell me the lowest note she hits in this 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sipJJ2kOVx8 

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  73. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sipJJ2kOVx8
    hey whats the lowest note she hits here?

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  74. It can be hit in head voice too or falsetto( but i doubt that Gaga can hit it in falsetto)

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  75. And whats to lowest note ?

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  76. She can lower in talking to B2 and she did exclamation of D6

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  77. didnt she sing D3 in the word "regret"

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  78. doesnt she hit the d6 in head voice in the studio version?

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  79. She hit D6 only in Sheise

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  80. and it was exclamation

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  81. oh okay but you dont think she can hit D6 sustained in head voice?

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  82. haha you mispelled harmonie obviously i shouldnt listen to you

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  83. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezz5AGSQ3PI&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
    what about here

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  84. probably yes we will see when the BTW ball start

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  85. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga has been up front about her admiration for Madonna. But does Madonna share the love?
    The "Material Girl" sounded lukewarm in U.S. interviews
    released on Friday, calling her influence on Gaga's music "interesting"
    and "amusing." Sometimes.
    "I certainly think she references me a lot in her work.
    And sometimes I think it's amusing and flattering and well done,"
    Madonna, 53, told ABC News in a television interview.
    "There's a lot of ways to look at it. I can't really be
    annoyed by it...because obviously, I've influenced her," the pop star
    told ABC.
    The comparisons between the two divas, both known for
    combining provocative stunts with catchy dance-pop hits, came to a head
    when Gaga released her "Born This Way" single last February.
    The song was instantly likened to Madonna's 1989 hit "Express Yourself".
    "When I heard it on the radio .I said that sounds very
    familiar," Madonna said. Asked if that felt annoying, Madonna responded,
    "It felt reductive."
    Pressed by ABC interviewer Cynthia McFadden whether that was a good or bad thing, Madonna replied "look it up".
    In a separate interview in the upcoming issue of
    Newsweek, Madonna described "Born This Way" as "a wonderful way to redo
    my song."
    "I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was... interesting," she added.
    "Born This Way" became an instant hit for Lady Gaga,
    25, topping the charts in 19 countries and becoming the fastest selling
    song in iTunes history.
    The Grammy-winning singer told U.S. talk show host Jay
    Leno in February that she was Madonna's "hugest fan personally and
    professionally."
    As for "Born This Way", Gaga told Leno; "The good news
    is that I got an e-mail from her (Madonna's) people, and her sending me
    their love and complete support on behalf of the single."
    (Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy)

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  86. Has this been updated with the release of her new album and all?
    Also, I'm quite confused as to whether her vocal range is 2.5 octaves or 4.1 octaves because you say "approx" in the first section but then go on to say that it's 4.1 later on. Is there anyway you could clear it up :/

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  87. Shouldn't you change her voice type to mezzo soprano because it's so obvivous she is, and also she such great vibrato and i love it when she sings Opera.

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  88. She is definitely a contralto. She has a lower voice, even at rest when she speaks and it has a heavy weight and darker timbre. It's not unusual for a contralto with proper vocal training and technique to reach the notes that she can, or even higher!

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  89. is there a difference between alto and contralto? please anyone.

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  90. In terms of classical music. A contralto is a voice type, and it is the deepest female singing voice. Contralto and alto are not the same, and not interchangeable. The term alto is used in choral music to denote a specific vocal range, with no regards to factors such as vocal weight, texture, etc. This is because choir singers are categorized according to their vocal range.

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  91. She has a Operatic tinge to her vocals and such great vibrato

    Here areVideos showing her Opera singing (she is amazing at it and it sounds so beautiful).




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q9XZ9uhA7Q 0:40 & 5:06
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQGP1AzBAK8 0:38 & 0:51
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEuNX6-E_S8 0:56
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v2JcPjDyDQ 0:16
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip6k3ZSfKC4 0:31

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  92. What? I can't believe this! Even when her voice cracked and sounds horrible at her live performances, all of you still considered it as great? She can't even sing like Christina did and she can't even dance like Beyoncé did and she is still the best? Oh my God, what is happening? When she performed live at certain grand ceremonies, did you all noticed that all of those artists were giving her some kind of smirks on their faces which shows that she is just another attention-craving whore!

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  93. omg .. i though they said she had 4 octaves ,,lol 

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  94. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cqPbDAMu4k&feature=relatedAt the end she hits very high note what do you think about that DivaDevotee ?

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  95. This is so confusing D; Can you pretty please update this DD. I feel like there isn't a clear explanation of her voice. Like the video says 4.1 but I think it's a stretch. And the I feel like 2.5 isn't enough considering all the live notes & notes she's hit on her new album. Cans someone explain?

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  96. Hery TandumWand Gaga uses an even smaller range on the "Born this way" album, going lower than noted above (a C3) but not higher than an E5.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oI4RowdOPo . So the range will be amended to 2.7to include the extra note. I may just remove the bottom video to avoid confusion though.

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  97. Why there is a 2.6 octave ? D3-B5 is only 2.5

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  98. She hits A2 in "Living on the Radio" a few times at 0:40 - 0:41, 0:54 - 0:55 and at 0:58 - 1:00 in this video.
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U48SQuxBlfs

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  99. this may be a stupid question but what notes will she have to hit for her to have a 3 octave range

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  100. This should be count and if, so she has 3,1 octave range

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  101. You should update her vocal range and vocal negatives and what do you think about Gaga as a vocalist is she good or excelent or bad singer can you tell my your opinion ?

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  102. Her range is from A2 to B5 (See my previous comment for evidence), so would you correct her vocal range?

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  103. Sorry, I forgot to reply before. That notes sound like  a G/G#3 to me, Not an A2. The Quality of the audio makes it sound lower as well as the colour of the note.  

    Most of that song vocal is built around middle C [C4] , for instance the "apart" at 33seconds is a C4, and that is already pretty dark in colouring, just imagine how dark a note an octave and 2 notes lower would be!

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  104. What about listen to the other videos Gaga sang it, she sang it more times so we can hear what note it was.

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  105. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVKL97hx8X8&feature=relatedSomewhere about 1.20 i think i can hear A2 but im not vocal expert so you should listen to that .

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  106. I listen to the video below, and a bout 4 different ones on youtube.

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  107. i can hear A2 and G3 at the same time is it possible ?

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  108. here head voice is weird??? 
    how can she have a airy but operatic head voice at the same time?

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  109. Read it again. It says Either or. Meaning it can be both but not at the same time. Trained singers can manipulate their voices in such ways.

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  110. hey diva idk if its just me but doesn't her voice in the begginning of her career sounds deeper - like the tone was deeper and richer- but now its lighter and sounds healthier 

    listen to her voice here and you might see what i mean 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2aE-mnNZJ4 

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  111. i have been thinking the same,her at tone was low sounding but now it's much higher.

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  112. FAKE VOICE, FAKE PERSONA , JUST ALTOGETHER A FAKE! LOOK HOW HER LIGHT IS DIMMING ALREADY! LOLZ!

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  113. Please stop trolling @Hateraide and go away if you're not going to act civil.

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  114. her light is dimming? 
    um everyone has their time in the lime light and just because someone has a limited range doesn't mean they're a bad singer 
    anyway this isn't some random site that you can troll on 
    people here actually know what they are talking about and i think you are the only hateful and unnecessary comment ive ever seen on this site

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  115. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzx1H-qsAdo&feature=related
    also here (the video is a little out of sync) but you can tell her voice is much deeper here compared to now 
    does anyone know what might have caused the difference

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  116. A negative could be that her voice may sound nasal at times.

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  117. DIVA
    i agree there are some occasions when her voice sounds a tad nasal (sometimes it has to do with the acoustics and the mic she uses) but i was wondering if its possible for a singer to completely eradicate that nasality when singing? 

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  118. Almost 75% of monster ball in 2011 was nasal and the whole HBO special and i cant help feeling her voice is getting weaker and weaker every show she makes

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  119. i honestly think it was the mic she was using because those head mics that she used at the monster ball made her voice sound drowzy and weird 
    however when i see her at the piano singing acoustic versions of her songs, her voice sounds perfect and her voice sound fine when she uses a hand held mic 
    idk but i think its just the head mics she uses and the fact that shes dancing basically the whole show doesn't help either 
    i think for her next tour she needs to stick with the hand held mics and tone down the choreography a little or sneak in acoustic performances in between heavily choreographed songs

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  120. Yes i believe it was the mic that made her nasal and you are right when you play on youtube any performance of love game at monster ball it sounds like she is mumbling something under her nose while going to fall asleep

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  121. yeah i dont like when lovegame is performed live 
    idk early in her career her voice was deeper for some reason and lovegame sounded great live - dancing with the stars performance 
    i really hope she realizes that those head mics make her voice unpleasant sometimes and i hope she goes back to using just regular hand held mics 

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  122. Hey Diva on the edge of glory track i think there is a whistle note on the recorded backing track and on this video you can hear the notes clearly on the chorus while she sings 
    i am not sure if they're her notes but on the credits for this song gaga is credited for the main vocals and the background vocals so i am assuming they are hers 

    can you listen to the backing track and tell me what notes they are and if its gaga's voice 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCsOzssrIyg 

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  123. I think i can hear what you are talking about, but they don't sound like whistle notes to me. They sound like very high belted/mixed notes, which are being provided by the backing singers. They may even be the same notes Gaga is singing but the voice is just lighter and brighter than hers, making them appear higher. I can't quite hear them clear enough though.

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  124. You can reduce it  but sometimes people want to sing like that to create a certain tone/sound.

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  125. They are not being provided by backing singers i noticed them in other show and there were no backing singers

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  126. They sound like mixed belts that have been edited, either that or she is really great at mixing her voice however since she has never showed the ability to mix that well and high Im going with the first idea.

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  127. I think thats autotuned Gagas vocal

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  128. i dont think there were backup singers 
    they were pre recorded on the backing track and on the track gaga is credited for all the vocals on the song 
    but yeah im sorry its hard to hear 

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  129. Gaga isnt able to mix that high for sure

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  130. What are the notes are they in sixth octave? i cant figure it out

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  131. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHlWUwyvO6g 

    Lady Gaga's new vocal range video

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  132. Gaga isnt a attention whore ya dummies :p
    But yea her voice does sound kinda nasly sometimes but its with certain songs

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  133. i cant wait for the born this way ball

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  134. I did notice that there is almost exact note in "stuck on fucking you" a few seconds towards the end... there is maybe something Gaga didnt show... maybe she can really mix that high !!! but i doubt it.

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  135. She was fresh from drug abuse, was a heavy smoker and still drinks a little too much. That's probably why. That's actually the first thing I noticed from her voice too.

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  136. Misty Jean Moore6 April 2012 23:41

    Falsetto does not apply to women
    because they have a natural ability to sing higher notes. 

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  137. What are the notes in Fashion of His Love when the chorus(every) starts in backround can be heard "ooooooh" someone told my thats an A5 but i find it as lower.

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  138.  I think it's an A4 or B4 until the key change hits, then it goes to a B4 or C5 if I remember correctly.

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  139. I thought its A4 too.. but i heard some filtred version and there a heard something like A5 or B5 but that was very unclear ...so let it go

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  140. i know shes had vocal training but do you think she will ever be able to use her whistle register

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  141. What are the notes 2:27 onwards does she hit ?? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYtYRBfUooo

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  142. what are the note she hits in head voice at 1:58 + 2:00 + 2:12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7f2wcJdiuE ?

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  143. and also what head voice note does she hit at 1:03 on this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEuNX6-E_S8 ?

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  144. I think she was able before she was famous but drugs took her ability of singing in whistle.... maybe she will surprise us !!! i will hope :-D

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  145. I've always respected her as a singer and as a musician but her tone is so basic. She's a terrific technical vocalist (though a little too limited) but she isn't that gifted vocally. However, she delivers most of the time. Too bad she smokes and drinks a lot. LMAO.

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  146. i like her tone i think it makes her versatile - she can manipulate her voice to sounds rock, bluesy, even country and honestly idk about what she does on her free time but she says she drinks on occasion but she says she stopped smoking like 2 years ago 
    and i agree about the technical aspect 

    and i have a feeling we havent seen the best of her voice yet 

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  147. i like her head voice i wonder why she doesnt sing in it more often 

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  148. i think i consider her more of a musician than and vocalist because even though shes a great singer i feel that she also has that musical intuition that one has when you are truly passionate about music - haha idk if that makes sense

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  149. Agree... i feel she didnt show the best too, its like you know there is something more to her voice, just like she didnt show almost nothing of her head voice before but she started to use it just last year... maybe at BTW ball she will show all that she didnt show on Monster ball at least i hope.

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  150. This sounds interesting, whats that note ???

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  151. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7gwX7rjOw whats the note at 2.45 its pretty low, isn't it ?

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  152. Sounds like her vocals ! and it was mentioned in comment below finally good quality and its not whistle its mixed voice rather !!

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  153. Should this be count to her vocal range ??

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  154. im not sure if thats a c6 and i dont think its a whistle note but im sure the vocals are gaga's she does all the vocals including backgrounds for her tracks 

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  155. i am not sure if she can hit higher notes but im pretty sure she could go lower than D3 we just haven't witnessed it yet

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  156. So what is that note ??

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  157. Sounds pretty unnatural... whats your opinion in this Divadevotee ?

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  158. sounds altered to me. Have never heard her sound like that.

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  159. even if its doctored -what note would the highest one be?

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  160. Her voice sounds like a Mezzo Soprano here, she hit some perfect Eb5s in chest voice in the chorus too, and  i always thought contralto can't sing that high and sustain Eb5 in chest voice ?.

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  161. Her voice sounds like a Mezzo Soprano here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4omzsJkp5Wk she hit some perfect Eb5s in chest voice in the chorus too, and i always thought contralto can't sing that high and sustain Eb5 in chest voice  and hit e5 like she has here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srue2ZLMIaA at 6:08 & here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RMwmtSv2PE at 5:55 + 6:34 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRh2GUjqtT8 at 14:06 here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNVPaLKOtfU 8:05 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH0rFaX2478 2:57 and hit 11 E5s in a row here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUwDLI9SBQs

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  162. Agree.... maybe she sang those notes and they modified her voice to sound like that... she alway modifies her voice in the studio.

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  163. Contraltos typically have 3 and half octaves.
    Annie Lennox can sustain a belted A5
    Cher can belt consecutive D5's which is only a semitone away.
    Chaka Khan can sustain A5's
    Tina Turner can belt up to a C#6.
    Contraltos actually can go high, it's just assumed they can't because their voices are a bit lower but they can :)

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  164. hey i found this audio supposedly of gaga rehearsing government hooker live 
    the audio is incredibly murky but what do you guys think?

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  165. http://idolator.com/6399371/lady-gaga-south-korea-rehearse-government-hooker-born-this-way-ball

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  166. im pretty sure shes a contralto - but as her career has progressed especially now - her voice seems to have lightened up and it seems the tone isn't as deep 

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  167. A personas vocal range doesn't really apply well to their vocal fach. What really matters is which notes are most comfortable for them to sing. Mariah Carey is a light lyric Soprano but can hit a B2. That doesn't mean that she is a Mezzo or Contralto because the place where her voice truly "Rings" is in the upper belting/head registers. 

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  168. her voice has lighten up a lot i have noticed that too

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  169. Well she belted 11 E5s in a row when she performed Marry the Night on xfactor UK pretty impressive i think.

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  170. yep i heard it too, loved her Opera singing  http://www.youtube.com/watch?

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  171. Yeah i heard it too and it was really live. Her vocals were nasal and weak. Idk why but i think her vocals are getting worse. 

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  172. i don't think it's that low...

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  173. You added bad link, can you add it again ? I like to see her opera singing :-D

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  174. And the note iiiiiiiiiiiiiis: ?

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  175.  I think it depends on the microphone she uses or if she's dancing too much. And she uses head microphones very often...

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  176.  I'm sure that she can belt F5 again.

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  177. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUF1qaPXm40

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  178. E3 or higher? Not really sure.

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  179. Or just because cigarettes and alcohol ( she still smokes and drinks ) are destroing her voice. Wish her to stop doing it . Compare her vocals 2 years ago and now. Someone would say that she has improoved a lot i say her vocals are in regress. And she use head mic on first version of monster ball... then she sounded great in most of her performances but as the second version came her vocals begun nasal and weak. Even with hand mics she sound nasal sometimes.... i can talk about her voice alot, im scared that her vocals will get to the point she will have to lipsynch live. Im expecting a big vocal disappointment at BTW ball with small hope of surprise.

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  180. She still smokes. In the last VMAs or something she was smoking before the performance and during the performance of You & I. She smokes pot too doesn't she? She also almost always drinks. She tweets about her drinking and in interviews she usually says she drank in her hotel room last night or smthn.

    She can manipulate her voice and sing many genres but her tone itself is nothing special. As I said great vocalist but not that gifted in the voice department. Kinda like beyonce you know, outstanding technical vocalist but a basic voice. GaGa I think is more of a musician and still is more talented than everyone in the Pop charts.

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  181. really? i think her voice has gotten stronger and shes a more confident vocalist - sure there are times when she sounds out of breathe but thats because she does the choreo - two years ago her voice seemed deeper but some say she manipulated her voice to do that - because if u look at the video of her singing "captivated" at NYU you will see that her voice is brighter and naturally lighter 

    also a lot of singers sing and drink and gaga has said that she doesn't smoke anymore - so idk about that we cant really know what she does and doesnt do on her free time

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  182. yeah the room she was in probably had bad acoustics because the audio sounds really unclear 

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  183. i really hope so i want her to prove that shes a good vocalist

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  184. yeah beyonce's tone isnt the most interesting - but like gaga i think her strength lies in her ability to perform  

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  185. First BTW ball videos in few hours so excited !!!

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  186. Saw her video of Highway Unicorn on BTW, her vocals partly sounded like in 2008... im amazed POSITIVE SURPRISE

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  187. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viu9ityZxSU&feature=youtu.be
    1.25 head voice !!!

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