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Monday, 21 February 2011

Adele- Vocal Profile/ Range (in celebration of her number 1)


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Vocal Type: Contralto
Vocal Range: 2 octaves and 1 note and a semi-tone. C3- Eb5
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Strengths: Adele's low to mid range is rounded and solid, with a soulful colouring. The lower part of her belting range is clear and bright, with a significant weight and resonance to it. However, this weight diminishes as the the chest voice is mixed with the head voice to reach the higher, fifth octave, notes- the chorus of the album version of Someone Like You. Her head voice is thick and weighty with a warmth and resonance, but isn't often used. The notes produced are further improved by her quick and natural vibrato.

Adele has brilliant control over the dynamics of her voice, being able to sing soft and airy when it suits the delivery, but switching back to a fuller tone with speed and aplomb. Definitely more an emotional singer, than a technical one.
Vocal Weaknesses: Questionable technique used to achieve the fuller sounding belted notes as well as the soulful grunts and growls she employs.







    Other Adele Posts You may Enjoy:
    1. What happens when Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" vocals are layered over Britney Spears' "Till The World Ends" instrumental? Something a little special!! Check it out.
    2. Adele's Stunning performance of "Someone Like You" at the Brit Awards.
    3. Adele covers Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't make you Love Me"
    4. Adele's 2012 Grammy Performance of "Rolling in the Deep"



    320 comments:

    1. Without a doubt, Adele's voice contains the blue eyed soul element with a clear undertone of warm rasp to it. The production of both albums 19 and 21 contain more acoustic melodies where Adele's alto vocals take the driver's seat as she delivers messages of heartache, curiosity, and romantic progression. The only thing I have to say about her vocal ability is she doesn't show much of a range as she prefer to keep her vocals grounded. It's rare to hear her explore her middle and upper register as she just sings the material straight, building to a bright climax. Adele doesn't have to do much with her voice. She just simply relies on her tone to carry her over. Her voice is bold, but the material she performs is tender. She tends to focus on vocal ability rather than contemporary production. This is what makes her stand out, because of her willingness to sing songs raw, demonstrating passion, sultriness, heartbreak, regret and unrequited love. Her voice is old. And there's nothing wrong with that. Things will only get better with age, right?

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    2. @kahari: Thanks for the detailed and thoughtful response, its much appreciated. Your closing sentence is where i disagree and its only due to the fact that Adele is a smoker. Here's hoping- if she doesn't give up the habit- that she'll be one of the lucky ones whose voice isn't adversely effected by it...wishful thinking perhaps.

      Thank you again!

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    3. Adele lacks versatlity in what she can actually do; i.e. a similar problem to what Leona Lewis can do. In their own niche they are amazing however in terms of longevity and versatility it is actually quite poor. All the greats such as Whitney and Mariah have done up tempo, although known for ballads they still managed to break out of their comfort zones. If you compare Adele to someone like Alexandra Burke Alexandra can do it all and thats what makes her amazing, I dunno maybe to keep her star shining Adele should do something a bit different. I hear Leona Lewis' 3rd Album is going to be electro and club sounding, that should be interesting. :-) Hope this was a fair analysis

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    4. @anon above: another intelligent and thoughtful response! I agree with your sentiments about there being a danger about Adele being constricted by genre. It will be interesting to see how she tackles this in the future.

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    5. There is no weakness to this woman's voice. It is infinitely beautiful.

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    6. kind of scratchy singing high notes. lack of versatility

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    7. The only negatives of her voice are a harsh, hooting quality, and as mentioned above, a lack of versatility.

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    8. I would suggest, as others previosuly have. That Adele's main weakness is that she doesn't lend herself to different genres. In addition, I feel she could work on adapting her voice to more up tempo music, so that she can eventually move into up tempo music.

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    9. There are no negatives to her voice. Saying it doesn't lend itself to other genres isn't even a 'weakness', Lol

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    10. If every singer sounded like Mariah Carey or Celine Dion, well that would be pretty boring wouldn't it? I know this because my music teacher tried to MAKE me sing like them, instead of finding my own voice. Adele is great, and for those who say she isn't exploring other genres, well you haven't bought her CD then. She is very versatile. She also writes her own songs, and they aren't "crap" lyrics. It seems that some people on here are critiquing her voice note by note as a chorus teacher would. Adele is a singer and entertainer - having the capability to pull the listener into the song and with her voice, making you feel the song. If you want to hear a chorus, go to a play.

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    11. Oh please cut the uptempo crap, to be an uptempo artists you have to dance move around and show some skin in your performance, do you think Adele can do that? There's no need for that at all, her voice is unique and it reaches your soul, i totally believe every word she sings plus the technique is amazing. And you also said Leona Lewis doesn't do uptempo and she is boring, are you kidding me?? Clearly you haven't heard her albums, a big part of the tracks are uptempo, outta my head for example. Leona can pull it off with a lot of she can be a diva singer with a huge voice, and also a great performer cause to me she's got the body and her voice tone allows her to do that. I agree alexandra does a pretty good job especially on All night long, but no need to take her as the ultimate example especially for Leona and Adele, she is very good but not near to the talent that Leona and Adele have.

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    12. people need to stop praising her like shes a vocal god
      she has a limited vocal range proven when she sang "set fire to the rain" on graham norton when she used her falsetto when she couldn't hit one of the high notes toward the end of the song

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    13. Her voice is limited to the style she does. I just can't picture her voice in other styles like rock, pop, r&b or others. She doesn't show real high notes.

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    14. Adele has a lot of vocal damage. (but who doesn't?) She doesn't approach note that would be in her mix or head voice properly, and as a result, it sounds like the notes are being squeezed.

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    15. An over dependence on falsetto'd notes leaves her upper belting register unexplored

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    16. I like the fact she uses her falsetto on the higher notes, it gives her a different colour to her voice and distinguishes her from other singers out there.

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    17. Of course technically we mean 'head voice' not 'falsetto', just to clear that up.

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    18. She definitely has a good instrument in the sense it allows her to express her emotions well ..
      And her performances are definitely SOULFUL ! Especially last night on the VMAs
      But it’s not fair to place her on TOP of other vocalists cause she doesn’t challenge her voice by riffs and runs, Vibrato and belts.
      Do you need to riff, run vibrato and all that to be a good vocalist? NOH!
      But it increases ur vocal ability which allows u to do a variety of genres.
      Her range is limited, but she’s got good resonance which I believe is what allows to express those emotions.

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    19. Why is having a limited range "bad?" We're talking about Adele, and she's selling millions of albums due to her talent, in her range, and in her style. That she can't do "rap," or whitney houston "runs" is irrelevant to how talented she is or how good her music sounds. I like Adele's two albums with her limited range and voice to almost everything Mariah Carey ever put out. So I think having a huge range is not really that important.
      Andrew

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    20. um idk what the big fuss is about adele
      people talk about her like shes liberace and like shes the most incredible female vocalist on this planet

      1)like people have said her voice is amazing in her territory but it will keep her from exploring other genres like rock, country, or dance music

      2)shes a smoker and she has been for a while and that is why her notes are somewhat forced - good resonance though and tone

      3)in her song someone like you her falsetto seems forced

      she is nowhere near as good as mariah carey just saying but still a really solid vocalist

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    21. "people need to stop praising her like shes a vocal god
      she has a limited vocal range proven when she sang "set fire to the rain" on graham norton when she used her falsetto when she couldn't hit one of the high notes toward the end of the song "

      --- It is because today the music scene is flooded by autotune robots. Adele is somewhat refreshing. If we are looking for a real vocal powerhouse it would be Charice. But she hasn't produced a song that will really showcase her abilities.

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    22. The debut of Mariah Carey cannot be topped. Her voice on her debut album still almost impossible to match. She could have been a decent rock singer. Listen to "You Need Me".

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    23. Sure she can do rap, ask lil kim. She said ADELE was nasty.

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    24. Every singer has a limited vocal range, when she doesn`t sang the high notes like on the album(I don`t hear a falsetto) because maybe she will change the meaning. When you here the first burn it`s like she want to set the stage on fire. She is a soul singer, not a vocal akrobatics, like Mariah + Christina

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    25. The debut of Mariah can`t be topped, I can agree with that (in technical style). Her mother educated her well, she was a opera singer. But isn`t it more interesting that Adele all learned singing by herself.

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    26. 3 octaves is not limited. A lot of vocalists would love to have that vocal range. 

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    27. There are a lot of reasons why someone would need to use their falsetto. Any educated singer would take that into account when they judged someone. For all you know she was catching a cold, or even just vocally tired from singing the whole song. Also, it's unfair to judge a musician by one performance, especially during the beginning of a chilly season.

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    28. Hi everyone, I wanted to add this that I found. She is a voice expert and speech pathologist I believe and has this to say about Adele's voice:

      http://blog.voicewize.com/2011/08/07/adeles-singing-lessons/#comment-577

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    29. Thanks so much for that link! looks like an interesting site too. Much appreciated.

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    30. http://www.ohniww.org/adele-smoking-singing-voice-doctor/

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    31. see this link


      SOUL

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    32. Yeah...she has vocal negatives. Why do you think she's cancelled her tour for a 2nd time?????

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    33. Suggestion: Adele is a fantastic vocalist with a real ability to connect emotionally with what she's singing, however she has disadvantages like other singers. Her head voice and lower register are both quite weak, and her voice on the whole lacks range, but she clouds that with her emotional performances.

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    34. I think the highest note here is the E5 of "Someone like you". I didn't hear any 6th octave note here. Anyway, range is not among her strenghts,

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    35. I just listened to the video, and you are right. This profile was made in a rush, hence the sparse positives and negatives, and not really listening to the video. Will be amending  today.

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    36. has alexandra burkes voice changed?? listen to her singing whos loving you at the MJ tribute gig. can you spot any changes in comparison to late 2008??

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    37. it does sound different,  but i'm not sure if thats due to the quality of the audio. I really want this concert to air! Want to see alex's and Christina's performances in proper quality.

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    38. Adele can sing a E5 in Someone Like you the high note is nt Eb5

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    39. i love adele and shes a great singer and songwriter but frankly i think shes overrated in some ways i mean people talk about her like she has the best voice in music history... her voice isn't really all that soulful atleast when compared to amy winehouse 
      i didn't know her vocal range was that small though... 

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    40. i have a few ?'s 
      does lady gaga have a wider range than her? 
      do you think the surgery she just got will affect her voice?

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    41. In the video, the D6 isn´t Adele´s voice, the D6 is from the backing singer. And yes the highest note of her is a E5 in Someone like you.

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    42. Hey Ruben, the videos aren't made by me, click on the youtube logo to go to the creators pages. 

      I agree with you about the D6 not being adele and that's why I didn't include it in the quoted range in the  written profile section. Also the Eb5 I've taken from the second posted video of her live show, but you are right about there being an E5 in Someone like you.

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    43. Adele has a smaller range- well that shes displayed- than Gaga. As for her voice, I really hope it doesn't change it, but only time will tell. She seems to think it'll be fine.

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    44. she has more than 2 octaves for sure

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    45. bout to say!! no way can she have a 3 octave range when her voice is exactly the same as alexandra burke's, and burke has shown more of her upper register than adele!

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    46. check the other videos. her voice sounds the same on each one. either way she's got stronger which is great! love how her upper register has grown. in what way can a contralto have a better transition into her upper register, given that she doesnt sing up there frequently? anyway her next LP is out in the spring so have a listen for some changes! :)

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    47. The higher belted notes are somewhat unhealthy. The reason she's able to achieve it without any for repercussions for so long is due to her heavier body weight, which helps support her voice and lends enough breath pressure for her to achieve those heavier and fuller belts. Which acccounts for why she's dealing with vocal cord hemorrhages. It DOES leave scars. I really hope she's able to sort out her vocal issues. She's bringing so much change to the music industry. Proving that you don't need all the production gimmicks to sell records. All she needs is her voice.

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    48. NEW ADELE COMPLETE LIVE VOCAL RANGE VID BY MY YT FRIEND DAM112!!! :D

      http://youtu.be/3nRPD5cTOTc

      pls update this post(but dont remove my video lol)! :P 

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    49. Interesting comments,most of which I disagree with.  First, there is NO  connection between weight and breath control. It's a function of technique not heft. Remember, correlation does not equal causation. Second, calling her lower and higher registers "weak"  are subjective assessments using a classically trained voice sound as a reference. One of the goals of which is to minimize the "break" between the chest, middle and head registers. The solid "middle" is akin to broadway belting. Belting outside the middle register is usually the culprit of vocal issues. Adele can even this all out by adding some classical training to her vocal rehabilitation. Basically by adding some middle register to the chest voice and bringing some head voice into the middle will help tremendously and even out these transition points referred to as the "passagio" or passages between registers.  It would lesson the strain to her (or anyone's vocal production).  It's all a bit of  intentional  balance. 

      That said, I have nothing but accolades for her. I think the highest complement someone can receive is to be called COMPELLING!!  She is brave in that she shares the nitty gritty.  She WRITES her own music, and if she does a cover she makes it uniquely her own.  She is a rare breed. She is a stand up singer performing with other excellent musicians. She is genuine and her emotions color her performances. I THINK SHE IS UTTERLY STUNNING!!!

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    50. Adele is an amazing woman isn't she? I like the fact that she has an actual personality. I'd pinpoint the hard belting as the issue that brought on the hemorrhages, especially when singing at such a high pitch relying mostly on the chest register.

      I do not mean that weight has to do with breath control. I'm sorry if it sounded misleading. I just simply meant that singers with larger body mass are sometimes, but not always, more inclined to use their weight to help support the voice. Take note of Maria Callas for instance. Her sudden and dramatic weight loss brought on the rapid deterioration of her amazing voice, it is not the actual weight loss per se. But if one uses the weight for support, it can be very hard on the voice when one loses some of that weight and doesn't develop another musculature for support.

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    51. It's a good video! The clips are all live and seem well-researched. Here's hoping for a good year for Adele, vocally and otherwise :)

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    52. i am no vocal expert but i personally dont like her headvoice/falsetto 
      for me her true strength is in her piercing chest voice its incredible 
      but i find nothing really interesting about her lower register and her head voice

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    53. i agree about the unhealthy belting 
      she needs to take care of her voice and stop smoking 

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    54. i think you hit it right in the head 
      her ability to connect emotionally is why people love her 
      shes more of an emotional singer than a technical one 
      but i do have to say her chest voice is gold

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    55. She is a mezzo soprano. Maybe a deep one, but not contralto. And her vocal range spans from C3 (studio) to F5 live in head voice.

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    56. i agree really the only negatives to her voice is her lower register but i think you should add that her distinct tone prevents her from being a versatile singer i mean i could never imagine her singing a full on dance song or even a rock song 

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    57. her voice seems SOOOOOO much to those of contraltos.remember,there are altos that also reach the 6° octave w no problems.and bout she talking,i think she feels comfortable w lower tones.too low to be a classical mezzo.and definitely yes,she uses some bad techniques to get a full belter tone,the throat thing(having your voice placed and suported by the throat).another thing to consider for evaluating her as a contralto is,that even in the soprano tessitura,her voice has much weight to it.or maybe im wrong and she is just an alto(mezzo-alto) w such a deep tone that could be classified as dramatic alto :)

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    58. http://www.divadevotee.com/2011/04/adele-vs-britney-spears-rolling-till.html   ;)

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    59. I think of her more as an alto/ Mezzo Soprano than a true contralto. Her lower register doesn't seem to come as easy to her as it should if she were a contralto. But her middle register is glamorous.

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    60. lucas chermont dos santos12 February 2012 23:43

      I don't understad why is she so overrated, she can only sing in one tone, has no vibrato, her range is 2 octaves, she can carry a tune, simply doesn't make her different from Rihanna or Selena Gomez.

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    61. Ok, she's way better than Rihanna, Katy Pery and Selena and she has a nice tone and soul, but I agree with you, she extremely overrated, maybe the most overrated singer I've ever seen. People think she's the goddess of singing... I don't understand why, she's not versatile and has no tonal difference at all.

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    62. ummm dont compare her to rihanna or selena gomez
      however i do agree people -including the media- praise her like she is the greatest singer on this earth - but shes not 
      i think shes very talented and she deserves her success but i do think she is overrated to some extent (better than katy perry, rihanna, and britney though)

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    63. ehhh i mean her whole album 21 was basically soul music and about the same subject so what i mean is i think she might find it hard to sing and write about things other than love and heartbreak 

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    64. She is definitely a mezzo-soprano.  Her tone is nowhere near dark enough to be a contralto.  It even says in the profile that her lower belt is "bright."  If she were a contralto, her tone would be darker and her lower register, especially her lowest notes, would be almost as dark as a male tenor or baritone.

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    65. Vocal profiles are determined by vocal range, not brightness or darkness. A female can have a very bright tone, but if she has a low singing voice, she will be a contralto, or maybe-in the case as was in my school chorus last year- a tenor.  On the flip-side, a female could have a very dark tone, such as Katy Perry, but they could be a mezzo or even a full-on soprano.

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    66.  chrisette michele has a bright tone in her mid-low range,yet she is a cotralto...there are kinda 3 "types" of contraltos,lyric ones,dramatic one and deep ones(well,there are kinda more,but those are the main ones).adele could be yet,a low mezzo,but,i think she is a dramatic contralto.for instance,cher is a deep contralto(the classic ones are deep ones,i may say,the contraltos on opera are mostly deep).you may be a coloratura soprano and hit an A2,or a deep contralto and hit an F6,no one knows...that's up to adele to say if she is a contralto or not,but sure she seems to be one,who knows xD.and,if you watch she talking on interviews,it will be in a definitely low tessitura for a classic mezzso yea,contralto

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    67. "has no vibrato"

      You' re kidding right? She has one hell of a vibrato, which she varies from  rapid to slow but never outside tasteful range, and readily sings with or without vibrato and at different rates often in the same phrase. 
      Either you are listening to her on terrible audio equipment from terrible media or you have no idea what you're saying. Or you think vibrato should sound like a goat bleet.

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    68. All you morons who say she's overrated, I'd like to hear you sing better

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    69. lucas chermont dos santos19 February 2012 16:36

      I'm sorry, but her vibrato is too light, nothing compared to Gaga, and I don't even like Gaga, also, way to ignore rest of my comment, she's overrated, and I simply can't stand people who can't agree opnions of the others and need to attack them,and for what I know, Katy Perry can belt notes in Head voice and with vibrato,sing is various voice tones, and get close to a C#7,just because she's out of tune sometimes doesn't mean Adele is best than her. I think Adele has a strong and soulful voice, and unique voice tone,and can hit average high notes, but people saying she has the best voice of generation, when last decade voices like Christina Aguileira was the voice of generation, anyone who has song classes, can outclass Adele seriously.

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    70. Since her Grammy performance I noticed quite a shift in her voice, I don't know if its down to the surgery, the proper vocal excersises or the weight loss but she does sound slightly higher, not in vocal weight per say but more in overall pitch....maybe it was just the acoustics that night though...

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    71. As they say:
      You are entitled to your opinion, but facts are facts.

       So long as you critique an artist on technicalities like vibrato, "tone" (which technically is "timbre" or more colloquially "color" ) and pitch range,  then expect  to be called out for your poor critique. If you have doubt about her vibrato go to her Tiny Desk Concert on NPR Music and listen to the first few phrases of "Someone Like You" sung without any processing. You'll hear everything from a slow almost broken vibrato, to one rapid enough to be almost undetectable to none, sometimes on the same word. But please do it on a decent set of speakers or head phones. 

      And what the hell is "Too light" a vibrato?Vibrato is not independent, the question is: does it support the presentation? Shes singing soul, not opera.  If she was a Blue Grass singer her vibrato would be too heavy( except it wouldn't because she can sing without any apparent vibrato)

      You could have just said:" She doesn't appeal to me, I find her vibrato lacking,  her pitch range inadequate and shes monotonous."
        
      No argument, you'd be in line with about 4 billion other people on the planet who find any individual musical act unappealing for one reason or another. But you can't claim as fact she has no vibrato. (I'll spare this blog any discussion of the factual fallacy of your other 2 parameters)   

      As for me I find her ability to use the  very hard to quantify dynamics  of her voice to convey and enforce the emotions of her songs flabbergasting. Including her ability to use vibrato (sometimes mixed with tremolo) at will. 

      But most of the time I don't care about all that, I just feel it and it feels good. 

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    72. OVER RATED! There, I said it! 

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    73. yes i agree there was something different about her voice on that night 
      idk if it was the acoustics though because the acoustics have always been accurate on the grammys 

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    74. were not saying shes bad - overrated because people praise her as if she is the greatest musician to have ever graced this planet 
      there is absolutely no doubt she is a brilliant talent with a higher skill level than the average person but i feel that people over estimate her voice 
      i mean her voice isn't as special as mariah carey's or whitney houston's 

      with that said i think people should be entitled to their opinion and there is no need to call anyone an idiot

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    75. OKAY 
      adele is amazing and i feel that her simplicity is what makes her so appealing 
      shes not a technical singer and people really like her because she is able to emote in her songs and during her live performances 

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    76. her voice may not be as special as christina aguilera's but unlike christina, adele actually knows how to use her gift 

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    77. Well, that's what people keep saying but in studio Christina knows how to use her instrument perfectly. You only need to look for some live studio recordings and you will see how perfectionist and detailer she is. Live, it's a whole other thing. Sometimes is like she goes crazy and starts to oversing, cracks sometimes, and use the worst technique ever to hit high belted notes. But as I said in studio, even in studio live, she doesn't do that, maybe she needs a producer all the time to keep her in balance.

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    78. According to Vogue, Adele's range is 5 octaves. No way. Noooo way.

      Three alone would be impressive. But she's not Mariah Carey!

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    79. Wow. That's a terrible argument. 

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    80. Absolutely schooled. That rendition of "Someone like you" alone shows her seemingly endless abilities with vibrato. 

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    81. i totally agree with you. she is not bad but she is overrated but whenever i express this opinion i get abuse! i didn't realise having an opinion caused such offence! 

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    82. i just think she writes good songs. if you write your own songs its likely to be a winner because you will write for your own voice. she is an incredibly talented song writer but you don't need technical jargon to know that her voice is not that great. long before technical words we had ears and that is enough for me to know that there are better singers out there. but i am tired of responses to people who don't like her littered in sarcasm, passive aggressiveness and patronising speeches about how amazing she is. 

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    83. however, i do  think its very refreshing to have a singer who keeps it simple and does not over sing but we have had many singers like that before i.e. karen carpenter, dusty springfield, mahalia jackson, even amy winehouse, elton john, coldplay and the list goes on. there are even better song writers i.e. phil collins, gary barlow etc etc etc. i just think that she deserves to be awarded for her talent she deserves the success but she does not deserve to be called the greatest singer/song writer of out generation. i mean people have even been comparing her to bob marley. its ridiculous.

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    84. lets think about it: FIVE octaves,do you know how long is that xD?she was shown to have,at least,a 2.6 octave range,going from 3° to top 5° octave notes,

      well,if so,she would either be able to hit whistles(VEEERY high whistles)
      or be able to go under the 1° octave,making her a recordist,dude,its impossible,towards the higher parts of the 4° octave(almost into the 5° octave) she begins to use head voice,impossible xD.surely,who made the article about a 5 octave range on adele just wanted to make the article impressive,that's all xD,damm you vogue ._.

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    85. ". if you write your own songs its likely to be a winner because you will write for your own voice."
      Right.There are so many people who write their own songs and sell 20+ million copies of an album world wide. They're a dime a dozen.

      Let me just list the British artists who have sold 20+ million  copies of an album world wide:

      The Beetles 
      Led Zeppelin
      Pink Floyd
      Dire Straits
      Queen
      Eric Clapton
      Sir Elton John

      Getting any pattern here?
      See any "Divas" in that list?

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    86. another comment littered in sarcasm/irony. for goodness sake. i am entitled to an opinion and in my opinion record sales does not equal unparalleled talent. there are so many talentless artists who have sold millions. so she deserves extra props because she is a woman? is that what you're saying? AMy Winehouse probably never sold as many records as her but she had more talent as a song writer and a better voice. Duffy's debut album was lyrically better than Adele's and she never sold 20million. but before you get upset and respond with another patronising comment remember that it is just my opinion. Its not affecting Adele's career or success and its not affecting you so calm down. 

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    87. do you know what i am going to elaborate further now. I have been a fan of Adele since 2007 but people are saying she has the best voice ever but what about christina aguilera, joss stone, jennifer hudson, mariah carey, celine dion, Jessie J. i have heard people say she is the best songwriter since bob marley!!!! have we forgotten about elton john, mariah carey,  amy winehouse, seal, annie lennox. its just insane.!!!! then 6 Grammys?! singer songwriters and producers like Mariah Carey who have sold over 200m records have only ever received 5 in her whole life. what i am saying is YEs she is talented and successful in her own right. she deserves 20m record sales because the fans know what they like but marketing her as a British Female soul singer is what has got her the awards, accolades and ridiculous compliments and comparisons that she just does not deserve. If Amy and Duffy were still about I am not sure she would given as much props. she has claimed the market (and good on her) but don't let that delude you into thinking she has an amazing voice and that she is some revolutionary songwriter. 

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    88. Christina love to show what she can do live .she put twists on her voice but because she like to show off her Melisma doesn't mean she can't use her gift. Adele is really isn't that versatile she doesn't know how to do a lot of runs and riffs  cause she can't .she does what she can and so does Christina even tho she sometimes does too much but when but when the time comes  she try to do it simply whether thru tributes like '"i love porgy " or her own song walk away or beautiful whether it is live or not   ..people need to realize that Christina sing for her and nobody else she do what she wanna do .it is her voice even tho it is not pleasant some times

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    89. a studio environment is much more different than a live performance 
      christina needs to understand that her overuse of melisma isnt impressive 
      i remember when she was just starting out how awesome i thought she was because she didn't do too many runs/riffs but in recent years it seems that she needs to show off and thats why she does so many runs and riffs

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    90. You're right about that. When I watch performance from her first year I can't believe is the same Christina than now. Like this performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfY0n8Z3OA. She was really amazing, with all the notes hit with ease, without cracking, no crazy vocal runs or riffs, and no melismas' nightmares like in recent performance. Just the magic of her unique voice and powerhouse sound.

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    91.  it like her or like her not . people like  you wanna act like she over sings and scream all time . she doesn't only in some songs live but other she tones it down . she know how to use her voice ..whether you wanna believe it or not 

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    92. yeah no way she has a 5 octave range 
      she already has problems hitting high chest belts 
      shes a very soulful vocalist though and shes a good songwriter which i think many can appreciate 

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    93. um i havent seen a performance from her in a long time without her over ornamenting her voice 
      shes a great talent she just needs to learn better technique 
      and like i said i loved her when she first started out but as time has past, shes feeling the need to do too many runs and riffs

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    94. people like her because shes a consistent performer live whereas rihanna and selena are very inconsistent and they dont even really dance so they have no excuse

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    95. why would you always compare singers to Christina? is she like the standard? is she the greatest singer alive? also, why compare singers? duh. it's like comparing yourself to other people, which is stupid. they all have their own weaknesses and strengths. if you don't like one, then don't listen to his/her music. adele is a great singer not because she's very technical (which we know she's not) but because she injects emotion to her songs.

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    96.  I would say that both ladies sing too high.  Adele hits C5 in most of her songs but it like her top note.  That's like asking G5 singers to hit G5 in every song.

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    97. I believe adeles vocal range to be a C3 TO A D6. that sounds more believable to me that a twoo octave range? Come on now. That girl has at least three octaves.

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    98. um its her voice??? so she can do whatever - well then we can voice our opinions too 
      what i was saying is that from a natural talent point of view - god given talent: christina has a more special and awe-inspiring voice than adele but adele doesnt over ornament her voice to the point of ruining songs 

      im saying that for me xtinas talent is more special than adeles - however adele has a better understanding of her limits as a singer and she has a good understanding of her voice whereas xtina doesnt seem to care what her limits are she just likes to show off and sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt 

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    99. u admitted to her oversinging in some songs so obviously she doesnt really know how use her voice perfectly - and its not just sometimes shes a constant offender 
      i love xtinas but i prefer it when she keeps things on the simpler side - i prefer her tender ballads where she doesnt strain and does too many runs 

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    100. i agree with MCH on some points 
      people talk about her songwriting as if she has incredibly deep and virtuous lyrics 
      but look at someone like you - it was a smash record but the lyrics are so simple and somewhat self-indulgent: and idk about everyone else but her songs all have the subject matter and im getting tired of it - shes just basically complaining about a guy that left her and it makes her sound very needy and clingy 
      i still think that chasing pavements is her best song 

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    101. I agree. I don't even see where the Adele/Christina comparison came from. Seems to happen a lot on this site...

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    102. There are 2 octaves worth of range RECORDED. It means she has only displayed 2 octaves so far since she doesn't oversing anyway, but that doesn't mean her range is limited to 2 octaves. I'm sure she can hit at least a G5 with her head voice.

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    103. Because people are calling Adele the new voice of her generation and guess who it was before? Christina. Since Christina's break I guess people have been trying to fill the soul void with a fresher voice. People are always up for comparisons. Annoying isn't it?

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    104. Unfortunately, Adele sings with too much air forced over her vocal chords causing extreme strain and inflammation. Her dynamics are at best mediocre because she still sings with way too heavy of tone, and overall vocal volume is near capacity most of the time. As a result she will have more surgeries and a very short career. Anyone who belts it that loud continuously is not in control of their diaphragm and is compensating with their lungs, resulting in very brief sustain. The real measure of a great singer is not having colossal vocal range... it is taking it to the edge of that range and sustaining that note... EFFORTLESSLY...for eternity. Gotta love Adele... as wreckless as her style is :) 

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    105. Hi!! My vocal range is from Eb3 to C6...I'm a girl and I'm still quite young....my most comfortable notes are definetely my low to mid range...does this mean I'm contralto or mezzo??:)

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    106. I'm the one who commented above asking about my range...I forgot to add that anything in between G4 and C5 are mixed with head voice for me...all my notes above C5 are head voice....btw diva devotee,I love your posts!!:D

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    107. This is probably a silly question and in the wrong place and i apologise in advance if it is. But vocally, who do you think is more talented, Jessie J or Adele?

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    108. I think Adele is the stronger artist, but Jessie J is a FAR more talented vocalist. Jessie has a bigger range, incredible control over her entire range, can belt up to an A5, has a whistle register, has insane vocal dexterity in terms of riffs/runs/Melismas, and can adjust her tone to suit her artistic intent. Adele has a more unique tone, but that's all she has above Jessie.

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    109. yes adele is the better artist - 
      but vocally i would say its also subjective because both women have strengths and weaknesses 
      personally adele has a simple and rich voice that is emotive and jessie has incredible control over her voice even though i am not particularly fond of her vocal acrobatics 
      the only thing for me is that jessie j can adapt to up tempo songs and ballads and adele is more at home on ballads 

      the only thing that irks me is how people praise adele like shes the messiah of pop music 

      of the two however i think overall i think adele is more talented 

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    110. But Jessie can be simple with her voice and use a marvelously rich tone if she chooses to..?

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    111. not as rich as adele and i have yet to see her sing a song live without over ornamenting it with runs - she uses runs almost like christina - too much - and it turns some people off also personally i do not like her high belting 

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    112. Since when has Adele ever ornamented a song? All of the performances i've seen she sings the song straight forward.

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    113. I think they are talking about Jessie J. 

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    114. Ohh lol. My baaaad. I don't think Jessie's as bad as Christina though. Her Melismas are just extremely fast. Christina throws them in randomly and their speed varies. They used to be extremely fast similar to Jessie but as her bad technique began to sit in i think her voice became too heavy for it.

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    115. shes definitely not as bad as christina and its not just her runs - she also makes weird sounds - idk how to describe them i wouldn't consider it beatboxing or scatting 

      heres her singing party in the USA - shes doing so much that she sounds sharp 
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIPpIS1S4hw 

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    116. Adele is obviously a contralto ...I don't know why some think she's mezzo! I mean listen to her properly! Her weight her timbre her quality everything is that of a contralto...she goes into head voice after like D5...and also I think she has a much larger range...with her head voice I think she is completely capable of sixth octave or higher fifth...being a contralto she would obv be able to hit notes in second octave...her Eb3-G3 are done with such comfort

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    117. Oh god people need to chill ! This is just analysing her voice not fighting over her strengths and weaknesses! Adele is a singer who almost everyone loves to listen to. She puts her music to entertain and she does so cuz she loves it. I love Mariah carey but she flaunts her vocal range as if singing in an audition. Adele sings because she loves it. She a contemporary singer not an opera vocalist !! Gosh.

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    118. Patrick Castillo19944 May 2012 16:47

      i thought her voice spanned (C3-D6)?
      Lowest note:(C3)
      Highest Belt:(Eb5)
      Highest Head note:(F#5)
      Highest Note:(D6)?

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    119. do you know where she hit a D6? I can't say I've heard it on any of her records. 

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    120. Jessie J is vocally way more talented. Adele even said herself that Jessie j's voice should be illegal and is like magic.

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    121. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwmtKBZNpNs&feature=related
      have you seen this rendition on the voice UK 
      omg i feel so jealous the contestants on the US version suck 

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    122.  Oh my the irony! Finally we get someone like Adele with her own distinct style of singing,not imitating Whitney and the likes and now ..a Whitney wannabee using an Adele song.BOO!

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    123. idk she does kind of look a tiny bit like whitney and the voice might even draw slight comparisons 
      but idk i thought it was a decent cover 

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    124.  Yeah, that is what I meant..decent. But not really good or great.

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    125. kaijinsheru115 June 2012 14:46

      Eb5? doesn't she reach an E5 at 'Someone Like You'?

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    126. <.< I really hate when people bash other singers for not being "too this" or "too that", or for being "too much this" and" not enough that", you should learn to appreciate singers and the desicons they make with their voice, especially when many of you can't even do HALF of what Adele does under the pressure of singing in public. You guys need to learn to apreciate and consider before criticizing any singer, and much less a wonderful voice such as Adele's.

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    127. I think Adele is fantastic but I also think she's overrated. Someone Like you isn't even close to original in themes, and there are artists that could probably out sing Adele on it that go unnoticed or have had limited success in recent years.


      I love that she's a breath of fresh air in comparison to the "4 on the floor dance pop where all of the songs sound vaguely the same" (I mean wild ones sounds just like fireworks for crying out loud) but does she really have to be the /only/ one? And do I really have to hear Someone Like You three times in a twenty minute period? Look into some variety radio stations, jesus christ.

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    128. Just curious...what WOULD be a more original theme and could you direct me to 5 more songs with the same theme?

      Also, what artist were you thinking of who you say could outsing her on her own song? That go unnoticed limited success.

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    129. DD, I think you should add some vocal negatives listed before by other readers.
      For me, she sounds like an alcoholic cow and I blame not only her awful, irritating voice, but also lack of abilities and vibrato, which would at least soften the weightiness (seriously, only things as weighty as Adele's voice is... Adele). Also, she's incredibly monotonous, having only one, unpleasant tone, and her head voice is very weak compared to belting. Low notes lack true contralto deepness and resonance. In fact, only thing she can do in my opinion is loud (yet not necessary pleasant) belting. And 2 octaves is enough for singers like Lea Michele or Idina Menzel with extra control, variety of tones and techniques.


      Anyway... even though I hate her, I respect the fact, that some people might like her songs and her voice, but speaking of her as a great singer and artist. or her almost legendary status after albums (with one good single) is just absurd, just as the amount of sold CDs. Maybe it's the girl-next-door thing or her constant, obssesive I'm-ok-with-my-fat talks (which i don't believe).


      I hope she's just a temporary "fenomenon" and I still don't get why people never give such credits to Joss Stone or Annie Lennox or Florence, listing from British, soulful contraltos.

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    130. Neither Joss Stone or Florence Welch are contraltos, Lennox yes, but Joss and Florence are not.

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    131. Screw the overrated comments. She opens her mouth and angels fly out. That's all that matters.

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    132. Well, according to this site, the three of those are contraltos, and I tend to agree with that. And I definitely don't see more of a contralto in Adele, than Joss or Florence. And this wasn't actually the point of my post. Point is, there are plenty better singers (and their voice type doesn't really matter), who didn't get deserved credits, while Adele does.
      PS. Oh God, now I see I'm such a hater. Maybe it's because I had to listen to her whole CD at my aunt's house that day.. ;)

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    133. She isn't overrated! She sounds really really good! Today we don't have much singers like her! Her technique is better than the most of the singers today! I'm not a huge fan of Adele but calling her overrated is stupid! Being a great singer is not about how strong your voice naturally is. Is about how you use it, how you control it, etc. Adele is really really good and of course good lyrics and music make you a better singer too. There is nothing overrated about her!

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    134. Oy can't we just enjoy Adele while she makes music? I mean if you think about it theres not many "real" singers anymore.

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    135. Oh yes there are. You just gotta look in the right places. Hint...whatever is greatly supported by mass media and major record companies...NOT the right place. ;)















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    136. Oh I know there are more:) but I just referring about how a lot of fake people are considered real artists. Do you think DD should do a vocal range for Ella Fitzgerald? Love her so much.

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    137. Glad to hear it. I am a bit of a "preacher" on that. Always trying to get people to widen their scope when it comes to music. It's so easy to do these days of the internet.

      I would say a vocal profile of Ella is extremely redundant to be honest. I think her abilities have been sufficiently covered in many places over the course of many years.

      And anyway, I think he should do the one of Alison Krauss first as that is my favorite singer and the search for more info on her vocal range is what lead me to this wonderful blog in the first place. :)

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    138. Мухамед Афаунов7 July 2012 00:36

      it's so stupid to talk about her vocals when she is undoubtedly talented, she writes her own songs expressing her own feelings. ARTIST, NOT DIVA.

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    139. She's still a singer and vocalist. you dont have to be a diva to have a good voice.

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    140. ADD
      MORE
      MALE
      VOCAL
      RANGES!!

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    141. With all that factual and technical knowledge about singing, you still managed to get the spelling of The Beatles wrong. Shame on you.

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    142. Pathetic chic who has a normal quality voice but made it cuz she's overweight and soooo horribly pathetic.

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    143. A bit harsh no? What about her makes you think that she is pathetic?

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    144. Maybe he's been listening to Whitney and Gaga too much and now he registers real emotion as "sooo horribly pathetic"?
      Just a theory. ;D

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    145. I love Adele. She has a great tone, and her phrasing is very individual and expressive. Her phrasing, I personally think is her real strength. If you look at most of her songs, the melodies are very simple. If you combine her unique phrasing with her (also unique) warm, husky tone, you get what sounds like a brilliant singer.
      I think we're mostly agreed that her technique isn't all that but technique isn't everything. Vocal training doesn't teach you how to emote, it doesn't teach you how to feel. It just gives you more weapons, and a healthier, perhaps longer lasting career in singing.
      I don't think you can deny that Adele is a gifted individual. I don't know if Adele has been trained or to what level if she has. Frankly, I don't care. Is she as technically gifted as some other singers around her? Probably not. But, to me, I would choose to listen to her over most.

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    146. Lol it's really sad, I mean there is plenty of artists I cannot stand, I mean even hate! But I still wouln't troll on them - and if there is a specific reason I dont like them I would be able to explain what that reason is without just being like 'she is s**t' or 'pathetic'....

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    147. I don't think Adele is a contralto. The way she sings in the lowest parts of her voice 9wether it is a stylistic choice is up to debait) is with a sultry sort of airy execution. A contralto would have more of a roundness in the voice in the lower notes. I feel her voice rings the most in her middle belting and her head voice doesnt sound struggled like some other Contralto.s In my opinion she is a low dominant Mezzo.

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    148. i totally agree her strength i feel comes from her ability to emote through her songs - she's also very likeable and has an amazing laugh buahaha - look it up on youtube

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    149. I think she models herself a little on Karen Carpenter. Her delivery reminds me a lot of Karen (whom I place as the best female vocalist ever). I would love to see a vocal profile of Karen on here! xD

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    150. how the site wrote: "
      C3- Eb5" but put video he hitting f5 and even d6?

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    151. What is Adele's longest note?

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    152. I don't even know how to start this...you guys do know that it's ALL on personal taste? most of the people that think she's the best singer ever don't know anything about what you people are talking about here, and they don't really care! personally, I think she's the best/one of the best artists there are right now not because of her voice, or what her range is or all of that stuff you guys talk about, but because of her style of music. many artists now only make songs that talk about how drunk they are or how much they want to f*ck a girl. and then there's that hideous dubstep. I like what her songs are about, the style, the way they sound. she's different from most of the female artists right now. I think that's what appeals people the most. what i'm getting at is that if people want to think that she's the best singer that set foot on earth, let them, don't bitch and moan about how she isn't and then give facts that prove it, because people don't care, and it won't change their minds. also, I don't know anything about range and octaves and that stuff, don't try to argue with me about that, because I absolutely have no idea you're talking about.

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    153. Adele has a lovely tone, and I love the emotion she puts into her songs. But what you guys say is true. She definitely isn't mariah or xtina. she's great, but overrated

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    154. Ooooooooh, how scary! Im so terrified that my trousers in the wardrobe are shaking.
      Well, I can sing her own song so much better than she does. :> Especially the part when she sings high notes in chorus of 'Someone Like You".

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    155. LOL That is a pointless boast unless you attach a link to the proof . Can we find you on Youtube or some such backing up that claim then?

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    156. It's difficult to conclude. However, at C3-F5, she does have the standard contralto range. She has significant weight to her voice beyond a soprano and even most mezzos and she sounds most comfortable in the lower midrange area of her voice. I think she would have some more notes in her past F5 if she used head voice (I am sure she can muster an G5, maybe A5), but all in all I would assume her to be a contralto based on what she has demonstrated thus far -- perhaps of the lyric flavor since she lacks the androgynous sound of the other variants and does not utilize extensive vocal runs. The lyric contraltos and many of the mezzos are close anyway.

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    157. Adele is just a limited mezzo, She just lacks range. But lack of range doesn't equate to being a contralto. There are mezzos with heavier voice than her and more range i.e Anastacia and Fiona Apple.

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    158. Which adds to the confusion as I said! LOL. Fiona Apple is labeled a contralto here and by critics and I always believed Anastacia to be a mezzo, but she's labeled contralto here! I'd say on the basis of her recorded output I am still not opposed to calling Adele a contralto, but if she develops her voice (and maybe a bit of her range), it might be much clearer that she's actually a mezzo. That's a bit of our dilemma here. We can only rely on live shows and albums to guide us with our guesses. We don't always have a personal look at the singer's mechanisms or placements. We have to rely one ear which is fine with the clearer textbook examples, but harder in these sorts of cases. Again, she'd be a limited mezzo/lighter contralto and these are rather close with the placements. I am curious about how her head voice sounds. She doesn't use it or deploy it too much.

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    159. Why do people like her so much? Nothing special.

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    160. I like her sound. Her personality is pretty funny, too. She's definitely a more emotional singer and not everyone's cup of tea. I hope now that she's post-surgery she can take better care of her instrument and not blow too much air over those cords.

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    161. Adele's voice is so distinctive and unique (I mean, you can just listen to her sing one line, and say,"yeah, that's Adele!'). And I've heard many contralto singers - Annie Lennox is another favorite of mine. But I have to be honest in saying that Adele is NOT the singing goddess that the whole world makes her out to be. Maybe it's just me who thinks like this since I'm so used to listening to classically trained singing voices. Adele might be blessed with a strong voice, but technically, she's quite weak. Listen to Annie Lennox, and then listen to Adele (both are contralto singers). You'll clearly notice the difference. Adele will not be able to sing songs like 'Into The West' and 'Love Song for a Vampire' as beautifully as Annie Lennox sings those songs. And I have no doubt that Adele would end up as a complete epic failure if she ever tried her hand at musical theater (singing technique matters A LOT in musical theater). She might have a good voice, and she might be a good singer, but to call dub her as a 'singing goddess' only shows the dearth of good quality singers in today's fame-obsessed and money-minded music industry.

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    162. I think Adele is the stronger artist, but Jessie J is a FAR more talented vocalist. Jessie has a bigger range, incredible control over her entire range, can belt up to an A5, has a whistle register, has insane vocal dexterity in terms of riffs/runs/Melismas, and can adjust her tone to suit her artistic intent. Adele has a more unique tone, but that's all she has above Jessie.

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    163. Anyone with song classes, you shiting me mate. Why they don't have 6 Grammy, I wonder. Fuck the range, tone of the song is every thing . Range alone will make you sound like a cat being strangled.

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    164. Is there more people who see accrual lack of talent in this women and find her wailing irritating and definitely not special...I know many girl who can sing like this while cooking...she SO desperately wanted to be a star(?), creation of the music industry not an artist- fat girl inside who finally got people to listen(?) to her, anyone who has a good hearing won't buy Adele's album for sure- stick to writing a lyrics Adele and you may not end up as a complete idiot.

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    165. Unfortunately...too late for you. :-(

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    166. Her range may not be five octaves, but it's a few notes higher than this post states. In Someone Like You, she hits an E5; in live covers of Fool That I Am, she hits an F5; and in her backing vocals to My Yvonne by Jack Penate she hits an F#5 towards the end of the song. So her range should actually be around C3-F#5.

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    167. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And art is very subjective and personal. Don't like it? Don't listen to it. Find what does float your boat.

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    168. Her smoking is also exacerbating this as well. Smoking inflames the vocal cords. The more you over-sing with already-inflamed vocal cords, the more chance you will have of permanently damaging them. But she doesn't care: she says that smoking is her "absolute favorite thing to do."

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    169. She also says she loves singing, which annoys me as the two completely clash with each other.

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    170. Well there is, because if you compare her to Beverley Knight who is a far superior vocalist, has great songs and is more versatile but very underrated, Adele is very overrated.

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    171. Indeed, that is annoying. She can't have it both ways or she's gonna be sorry later. It's one or the other.

      Personal responsibility is the key here, the concept of which she seems to lack. I don't fault her for wanting to act true to herself, but in the end, she needs to compromise, given that her voice is her money maker. If she loves to sing, she needs to be less selfish and more responsible about taking care of herself.

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    172. Oops doing some more judging there ''god'? And on 'pesonal resonsibility'' of all things. Hahaha Did you post this before or after ypur defense of Whitney?

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    173. Are you obsessed with me or something? Seems like it. Why else would you feel the need to follow me and criticize everything I say? Because you see something in me that reminds you of your own demons.

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    174. Reiko Kanaki7 March 2013 01:10

      What will smoking do? It will change the tone of her voice, make it huskier, and perhaps lessen her lung capacity. She might lose some range.


      Then again, her tone is already husky, and her range is laughable anyway.



      She will still be able to sing. It won't really make a huge difference, IMO.

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    175. Smoking inflames the vocal cords and can cause polyp formation. And with the improper techniques that Adele has been using, she's been wearing down on them even more; a double whammy. It's no wonder she had a vocal cord hemorrhage.

      As I said before, it's her body and her life, but the logical consequences of such are that her voice will not have such longevity if she does not take care of it. I'm not judging; just pointing out the facts.

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    176. Sorry to burst your bubble but no, that's not it. I just noticed your hypocrisy in the sidebar. What witth the admonishing on personal life being personal and ''god'' being the only one allowed to judge right under your comment judging Adele and her ''personal responsibility''...it was rather an obvious example. I couldn't resist. :-)

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    177. Reiko Kanaki9 March 2013 20:17

      And what will the polyps and nodules do?
      ... they will make her voice huskier and raspier. Not much of a difference.

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    178. At ''freespirit'' Really you sad loser? You had to run to the moderator to complain? Okay little little man you win...the award for Hypocrite Of The Year is definitely yours! Many congratulations. Pease feel free to stick it......in your tropy case.:-)

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    179. Adele has a realism about her voice that other singers seem to lack. I prefer emotion over technical skill. ~Its easy to sing in the exact way your taught but the true test of a vocalist is telling a story and doing it justice, whether its your own words or someone else's.

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    180. Opie, you've really stooped to the level of a childish school bully, which tells me all I need to know about you. It tells me that you lack intelligence and reason, given that you've resorted to nothing but childish shouts.



      First of all, my name is not Stan. And secondly, your attachment to me is clear evidence that you see something in me that reminds me of your own demons. Once again, you've proven yourself to be a hypocrite by calling me names and not taking responsibility for your own actions. Your attitude is one of a person who lacks self-discipline and exists solely to annoy people.



      You're making me laugh with your hypocrisy. Stop projecting your own shortcomings onto me by calling me what you are: a hypocrite. Like I said: it takes one to know one. That's why you noticed my alleged hypocrisy in the sidebar: it reminded you of your own deeply-rooted issues. The sooner you admit the truth to yourself is when you will find it unnecessary to bully others with your own misgivings.

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    181. Of course you couldn't resist, what with your childish lack of self-discipline, and the fact that you see yourself in me.

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    182. Polyps and nodules, if not properly treated, can rob a person of their ability to sing at all. Loss of a voice--as in the ability to ever sing again.

      Some of the symptoms of such include:

      hoarseness, breathiness, a "rough" voice, a "scratchy" voice, harshness, shooting pain from ear to ear, a "lump in the throat" sensation, neck pain, decreased pitch range, voice and body fatigue.

      This comes from http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/NodulesPolyps/

      Bottom line: smoking damages the vocal cords, in conjunction with improper singing techniques. Given Adele's allegedly un-clear tone and lack of range (at least to your ears), what little she has of each could disappear completely until she cannot viably sing anymore. If she desires to have a long career, there are simple rules to follow to keep her voice healthy.

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    183. Ummm... no. Mariah has had nodules for 20+ years, sings with a crapload of constriction, and still remains one of the best today.


      Nice try/

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    184. Opie's not a childish bully, she just takes sadistic glee in pointing out hypocrisy and stupidity in others.

      Also, 'stan' simply means a delusional and unintelligent fan.



      Third, unless you are a certified psychologist, I don't believe you have the right to make analyses like that via a few posts on the internet.

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    185. Mariah doesn't smoke. Adele does. Smoking exacerbates whatever may be wrong with the vocal cords.



      Mariah's mother taught her to sing around the nodules so that she could make the most of it. To my knowledge, Adele has not received proper vocal training (correct me if I'm wrong).


      Nice try.

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    186. That's because it takes one to know one. How else can he/she identify hypocrisy and stupidity in others if she/he's not suffering from it himself/herself?


      Unless Opie is a certified psychologist him/herself, I don't believe he/she has the right to make such analyses either.

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    187. It does NOT take one to know one. I for instance, know that Beyonce is a fraud. I am most definitely NOT a fraud.


      That's NOT what I meant. You can certainly identify hypocrisy. You just can't make claims that others are projecting their deep-rooted issues onto others.

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    188. Hilarious. How does smoking cause exacerbation? Excessive drying of the cords. HOWEVER. As the cords become used to their new condition, they produce excess mucus to compensate. Your point = moot.


      She doesn't sing around nodules. She compensates by adding extra constriction to the vocal folds. That's why she's suffered such a steep vocal decline.


      Adele hasn't received proper training.


      Nice try.

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    189. Adele did reeive vocal training. So sorry but you are wrong.

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    190. You made me double check, and it seems you are correct. She took some basic training at the end of 2011 apparently.

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    191. Seems to me the problem here...aside from you being...well, you, is that you don't seem to be familiar with the proper definition of the word ''hypocrite''.
      While I follow your lead and sent a complaint regarding your post ,consisting of absolutely nothing but personal attack, to the moderator...you can go look it up for future reference. If you care to only of course. Far be it from me to tell you what to do. :-)

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    192. Actually she went to a 'highschool'' similar to the one in the show/movie ''Fame''.
      Same school Amy Whinehouse and Leona Lewis attended.

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    193. Actually, sorry to hear such a freespirit as your sweet self doesn't ''believe'' in the declaration of human rights but alas...in spite of you not subscribing, most nations did sign it. One of those being mine. Unfortunately for you, you don't outrank that declaration.

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    194. The dude's demonstration of said quality really is unrelenting isn't it. ;-)
      He may not know what it is but sure is an expert in being it. Must be a natural talent. :-)

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    195. Opie, you sent out a complaint to DD? LMAO that made my day.

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    196. Yes. I figured I'd beat ''freespirit'' to the punch this time. As last time this individual so confused over the definition of hypocrisy, after all his personal attacking via incredibly shallow layman psychological analysis, had the gall to run to DD to complain about my responses.

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    197. Oh he has the right. And took it firmly from his very first reply. Problem is he lacks any and all ability.

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