Saturday, 29 January 2011

Ciara- Vocal Profile/ Range



Vocal Type:  Mezzo-soprano
Vocal Range: 2 octaves 3 notes and 1 semitone. C#3- G5
Vocal Pluses: Sweet, soft voice that works best in its midrange and head voice. It has the ability to take on a light, breathy timbre that has a pleasing quality about it that harmonises easily.
Vocal Negatives:Voice becomes nasally and whiny in the chest register.





17 comments:

  1. I love her voice. I think the breathy feel to ir makes it special, and Ciara knows how to use it, not to mention she's an amazing performer.

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  2. Patrick Castillo199411 October 2011 16:50

    CIara, is a soubrette Mezzo-Soprano. And her vocal range Spans 4 octaves,
    Vocal Fry/ Low Notes
    (A2-A3)
    Modal Register
    (Bb3-Bb4)
    Belting Register
    (B4-F#5)
    Falsetto/ Head voice Register
    (G5-C6)
    Exclaimations
    (C#6-A6)
    now does she possess a whistle register? not yet, but if she gets the vocal training that she needs it can be possible
     *the (A2) harmonizes in "Ride", (Bb2) harmonizes in "Switch", (B2) live on web-cam, (C3) live in concert during a low melismatic slide. The F#5 belt was harmonized in the song "Tell Me What Your Name Is", The (A6) was a chirp in the song "I'm On"

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  3. Howdy Patrick, I've just listened to Ride and couldn't find a note anywhere near an A2, could you tell me where it is.

    I agree with the soubrette prefix, but I haven't used it here- though I used it on Britney's profile because people were going nuts- because that's more to do with a role that someone with that kind of voice would play in an opera and is not classified as a vocal fach in itself .

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  4. I really like the breathy feel too her voice. Will amend the profile to include it!

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  5. I just want to say, I've never beena  super huge Ashanti fan, but you need to add her on here. Check out the cover of The Bodyguard songs she did, especially I Will Always Love You.
    Obviously, she's not Whitney, but impressive none the less, especially for someone who I don't usually associate with having great pipes-
    http://blog.singersroom.com/celebs/2011/10/28/video-another-round-of-ashanti-covering-whitney-houston/

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  6. hey thanks for that  link here is the comment I left there

    "I think Ashanti did a great job, but her tone is a little too weak to
    really do these songs justice.Though to be fair to her not many people
    would be able to compare favourably to Whitney Houston. I think her take
    on “I will always Love you” was better as it had individual flourishes
    and style added to the vocals that made the song more her own. I totally
    agree with you about her voice maturing though, it definitely sounds
    stronger than before."

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  7. Ciara has hit an A5 in her head register

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  8. Patrick Castillo199422 February 2012 17:53

    okay i am back! Ciara is a Soubrette Mezzo-Soprano, (Bb2-C6)
    Lowest note (Bb2) harmonized in "Switch" and "Click, Flash"
    Highest belt (F#5) in "Make it Last Forever"
    highest note (C6) live in interview with wendy williams

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  9. Patrick Castillo19941 March 2012 16:24

    hello i listened to it again, and it was an (F3-A3-C4) thats the harmony, my bad. but her voice goes lower than (C3) and higher than (G5). If you dont include her exclaimations, (C#6), (D6), (Eb6), (E6), (F6), (F#6), (G6), or (G#6), then she would still have a 3 octave vocal range (B2-C6), just look at the video where she hits a (B2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PJoG3V9i88

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  10. Ciara is a Soubrette !! 
    Ciara gives the sixth eighth notes in some songs, for example the album: FantasyRide

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  11. Ciara's actual vocal range is about B2-B5. That video is extremely dated. She's hit B2 in lower harmonies of some of her songs like "Click Click Flash" here: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjMZyptrBys , B2 lower harmony of "I Run It" here: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8gjoSkXbJU & a B5 live performing with 50 cent at a club here: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iNRE0QTk74 8:22

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  12. She sings G5 -c6

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  13. If Ciara practiced better control, and had cleaner runs/vibrato, she'd have a great voice. Her tone is very sweet and unique, but her vocal control is pretty bad. I mean, she has improved over the years but not much! Amazing performer though!

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  14. I think she's a good . It really surprised me was that she sings while dancing and that's tough. Very few can do it! Seriously most people mim.

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  15. This needs to be updated Ciara is an airy soprano now

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