Tuesday 24 June 2014

[Vocal Profile] Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Vocal Type: Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: C3-Bb5 (2 Octaves 5 notes and a semi tone)*
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: On the whole, Jennifer Lopez possesses a light voice that is well connected throughout the registers. For the most part the Diva prefers to stick to her middle range when singing, as it's where she finds the best tone and stability- with a smooth, easy sound [Hear: On The Floor].

Her lower range is where she loses vocal confidence, though surprisingly she is able to sing down to a G3 with some ease. Even at the lower end of the third octave, the Diva manages to maintain the character and tone of the voice [Hear: Jenny from the Block ], but this suffers the lower she goes.

As she approaches D4, the voice gains solidity and volume. It's from there to (approx) the Bb4 mark that the Diva demonstrates the most ease in her voice. This middle range has a very warm, clear colouring, and compliments the style of music she sings. It also contains the character of her speaking voice, meaning her vocals are easily attributable.

Lopez has good control over her mix, and can either choose to have a lighter, headier mix, or one that is more chest-dominant; both produced with decent technical ability. The Diva has a surprisingly large range in her belt -where she can reach a G5- and has shown those notes can be matched in a live setting [Hear: Let's Get Loud].

The head voice, when used, is light, bright, and rounded [Hear:If you Had My Love].

Vocal Negatives:The lower range, besides being the weakest point of her voice, is also her technical downfall. While the rest of the voice is technically sound most of the time, this part of her range is foggy, unfocused, and almost hazy in quality, denoting little control, and possibly damaging vocals.

Though she may mix well from a technical aspect, intonation problems are even more evident in her belting range, due in part to the pitch and forwardness of the notes. This lack of complete control over the range can result in an unpleasant nasality in the higher range when the technique slips.

Massive props go to Marty M for putting this together!!

*I haven't counted vocal fry

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