Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range:2 Octaves E3-E5
Vocal Pluses: Faith Hill is a technical singer and as such sounds to have excellent control both at the bottom of her range and at the top. Her skill over her instrument allows her to hold notes for notable periods of time effortlessly, with or without her controlled and measured vibrato. Though able to utilise her voice with a country twang-Piece Of My Heart- she can also forgo it for a contemporary styling, thus increasing her versatility and the genre of music she sing.
Faith Hill's lower range is weighty, dark and with a slight breathy quality. However, it is clear from the quality of the notes produced that they are well supported and within her comfortable range- "days" in I Got My Baby. The lower range is connected well with the midrange and her voice sounds comfortable and easy in this part. Here the voice is rounded, of medium weight, and can sound either clear- The Way You Love Me- breathy - Let's Make Love-or with a slight edge- Bringing Out The Elvis- depending on what is required.
The belting range can be separated into two distinct parts: the lower and the upper part. The lower part, up to a C5, is fuller, and more characterful. Here the voice sounds as if it is being produced by a manipulation of the larynx, giving the timbre a slightly nasal, flattened tone. Into the fifth octave the larynx takes a neautral position, and as such the belted notes become clearer and lighter in weight, and lose resonance. However, she has been heard to give notes in the upper range a coarser texture if required- see range videos below.
Though not used often, Faith Hill does have a soft, breath heady falsetto which she can switch to easily.
Vocal Negatives: Faith Hill's head voice appears to be non existent. In addition, probably due to the genre she sings, she has demonstrated little vocal dexterity (melisma/runs).
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