Wednesday 15 June 2011

Cyndi Lauper- Vocal Profile/ Range




Vocal Type: Lyric- Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves 4 notes F3-C7
Whistle Register: Yes
Vocal Pluses: Expressive, versatile voice, that can switch from sounding innocent and sweet like a child to coarse and throaty like a rock star to crystal clear and dramatic like a diva extraordinaire all within the space of a lyric. The voice sounds most impressive when belting clearly with her dramatic vibrato applied.
Vocal Negatives: Lauper's deployment of the child like singing style is an acquired taste and can quickly turn off a listener.



25 comments:

  1. I love her voice

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  2. Cyndi's voice is really flying into the sky! So HIGH!!! I'm amazed, too!

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  3. PLEASE ANYONE COULD YOU GIVE THE NAME OF THE SONG ON THE F5 BELT
    PLEASE I BEG YOU?

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  4. Underrated, another truly great voice that has been criminally overlooked...

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  5. Xtina's voice sounds like a new version of miss Cyndi's. and though i prefer Xtina's voice cause she's my all time favourite singer. I think Cyndi and Aretha are the only singers that are actually better then Xtina.

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  6.  I'm Gonna Be Strong, first version. Cyndi recorded it with her band, Blue Angel in 1980, and again on her solo compilation, 12 Deadly Cyns.

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  7. I know it says one month ago but I've asked like more then there months ago and I've got it by coincidence it's a great song and Cyndi's voice is just breath taking but thanks anyway.

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  8. Technically, Mariah and Whitney are better.

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  9. I know there are better technique but Xtina have a way more prettier tone then the both of them and a way wider range then Whitney Houston.

    Whitney (Studio)=A2-C6 (3.2 octaves)
    Xtina (Studio)=C3-C7 (4 Octaves) if i added Xtina harmonised notes it would be Bb2-C#7 (4.2 Octaves)

    Whitney (Live)=D3-C#6 (2.6,5 Octaves)
    Xtina (Live)=C3-A6(Bb6) (3.5 Octaves without counting the Bb6)

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  10. Thats bullshit she has 4 octaves.

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  11. Her At Last was simply the best

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  12. You're right, JR. I am very certain of this too, she has 4 octaves. And whether it be listening to her sing those angelic notes at the end on All Through The Night or a raspy and gruffy blues/rock song like the angry "Dear John", or, the soul searching, "You Don't Know", this woman can SANG! I can't wait for her She's So Unusual tour this summer, I can only hope she adds another city date more near me. I want to hear her do the entire album straight through so badly, since I was too little when it came out.

    Rock on Johnny!

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  13. She's not going to get a lot of fanfare when so much attention is paid to the likes of artists nowadays like Swift (I'll leave it at that), but this Lady is amazing. If all she was known for was her work for the LGBT crowd, she'd be an American Hero - no joke.

    But, when you add in that she's won Emmys, Grammys, and been nominated for Dance, Blues, Pop, and other types of genres AND had three songs that define the past 30 years (Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time, and True Colors), along with her other smash hits that vary the spectrum (She Bop, Money Changes Everything, Goonies, All Through The Night, I Drove All Night, Change of Heart, Into The Nightlife, etc) you can see why this electrifying woman needs to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, yesterday!


    Her single live performance of Joni Mitchell's Carey got a thunderous minute long ovation when she blew away the crowd in front of Joni (talk about impressing the original artist). Her voice can shift endlessly through genres, and she does it with apparent ease, thought it is not easy!

    I hope her new Broadway musical, "Kinky Boots", wins an award next year. Congrats Cyndi, I adore you.

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  14. Yeah, I agree, I don't think they're giving her all the notes she deserves, Memphis Blues show a lot of her lower range to go with her higher range from her Pop songs. There's FEW, and I mean few singers who match or exceed what her range is/was, and the fab Ms. Mariah is the first I can think of (Dolphin Octave is just otherworldly lol).
    take care, Samuel, stay Fun! :)

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  15. Range isn't everything. Xtina has a nicer tone than Aretha's in my opinion and tone is subjective. I personally think Whitney had a nicer tone than Xtina and I love them both. Also, Cyndi and Christina sound nothing alike?

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  16. I thought she was a dramatic Soprano, her lows are outstanding. most of the time she sounded as if she was singing from her throat and doing a lot of damage to her voice with bad technique with those rockstar screams and shouts. Today she sounds like she was smoking cigarettes for years

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  17. WTF?? Christina can't sing above A4 without straining and sounding like a dying cow. Maybe Cyndi technique isn't the best but she's above Xtina , she belted a sustained G5 in a performance with Patti Labelle & Jessica Simpson(poor girl couldn't belt properly a C5).
    Xtina is definitely the living proof of shitty technique.
    Here's a list of better singers than Xtina:
    Whitney, Mariah, Celine , Barbra, Aretha , Patti, Pink , Chaka, Donna , etc.
    Hell even M├Ża is a better singer than Xtina

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  18. Are you completely stupid? Was I talking about technique? No, I mentioned range and tone. And you're wrong, because she can still sing well above an A4, you Xtina haters are so over-exaggerated when it comes to talking about her, especially when you make usernames that mention her. No she doesn't always have a great technique but she is overall better than Jessica Simpson.

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  19. Aren't they dramatic? It has gone from "bad technique" to "horrid technique" to "Mya is better."

    X is not that bad. It's not some industry secret as to why people like to listen to her. Whatever she is doing, people like it.

    Whitney's vibrato, by classical standards, was not properly achieved, but many people today love it.

    That said, I don't see how one could compare Cydni to X in the first place. Tone, range, etc are almost completely different, even with X's "natural" tone.

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  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV7a2bQ8LD4&list=FLhR8V3tZweEiGSzMAUP5IIg

    Cyndi hit a C3 oh my lord I'm so impressed by her range I like shit myself hearing her voice <3

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  21. Ignore my playlist I like a lot of stuff. .-.

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  22. In her memoir she said that she can reach 4 octaves *on a good day*.

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  23. ThomasNeidhart5 June 2014 at 23:23

    Thank you. Yes, I agree that is the case now. I love how she uses the balloon 10 times and stands over a hot kettle of water. I heard Lou Gramm and others around her age and they were rather rough, comparatively. I give her credit for keeping her voice to the level she has, but as with all, it is fading, but she's given us 3 decades of quality vocals.

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  24. ThomasNeidhart5 June 2014 at 23:33

    it's all good. I love Cyndi the most, but I liked the Christina Milan Diva performance, thanks!

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