Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Aaliyah- Vocal Profile/ Range

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Aaliyah


Vocal Type:  Mezzo-Soprano
Whistle Register:  Yes
Vocal Range: G2-E6 (3 Octaves 5 Note )
Vocal Pluses: Gorgeous sultry tone in the low and midrange with a beautifully, rich, warm colour that is mirrored in the head voice.  Also able to sing complex vocal runs that could run through the different vocal registers.
Vocal Negatives: Belted notes above a C5 begin to lose quality, becoming shrill.



15 comments:

  1. A true talent. Never gets the recognition vocally that she deserves. Her acapella intro to "At Your Best" is like honey!

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  2. One of my favourite AAliyah songs, without a doubt. Here is the link if other's haven't heard it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAXKmlqeO7A

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  3. I luv aaliyah my wife

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  4. If you listen closely to Aaliyahs song,"The One I Gave My Hear To", you can hear her whistle notes towards the middle and end..

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  5. I know she's labeled as a mezzo here, but she always struck me as a soprano. Her voice was slightly thinner and higher timbred but sweet and light with a tendency to become shrill at times. She developed her lower register quite well, giving her excellent balance between her voice's different areas.

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  6. She's a soprano... She lives in her head voice... That screams soprano to me.

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  7. Aaliyah was definitely a soprano, couldn't agree any less. a mezzo-soprano would be Whitney's voice....wonder why i hardly listened to brandy and Monica. Aaliyah had that melody in the voice that only real singers have eg mariah carey.

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  8. I Agree Also She is Always Hitting Her High notes just right.

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  9. Soprano has nothing to do with how you sound. Mezzo are between soprano, and alto. a pure soprano would be more like Debelah morgan, or even Loretta Divine. Saying Aaliyah is a pure soprano is like saying you can only hit whistle notes if you are a soprano.

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  10. Watch your definition of "alto". That is a very broad term. In fact, I'd recommend not bringing choral terms together with operatic terms. A mezzo-soprano in pop may sound drastically different than in opera. Some mezzos can go down deep into the second octave in pop (giving the illusion of a contralto) but be reduced to the 3rd octave in operatic music all because of the objective of projection. That is what a lot of people get mixed up and start to blur the lines between choral. Music, operatic music, and pop.

    In choral music an "alto" would be a mezzo-soprano or contralto and they would sing between E3 to F5 (modal is my only inclusion) where a soprano would sing between A#3 to B5.

    In choral music, there is often an lack of tenors so they will have high baritones, contraltos, and low mezzos fill the roll. If you look at it that way, I hope I'm clear.

    But a soprano and mezzo-soprano are two different classes all together. The mezzo group is utterly huge.

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  11. I would say she's a mezzo-soprano. She did live in her head voice but she could reach lows that could rival real contraltos like Brandy and Toni Braxton.

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  12. Very pretty voice. And she was so young. Vocally she'd be in her prime right now at age 34. I bet she'd sound amazing.

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  13. Aaliyah's voice was so smooth and silky. Especially the high notes and whistle melodies...Magnificent !!! I wonder how many of her unreleased songs did she experiment with her vocal range.

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  14. i was thinking the same thing for years

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  15. Terrible singer. Awesome performer.

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