Showing posts with label alanis morissette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alanis morissette. Show all posts

Monday 23 November 2015

Demi Lovato Rocks 2015 AMAs With "Confident"... Not So Much With Alanis Morissette Link-Up

It's always tough writing about a performance when you don't feel the song. With that in mind, I'll comment in generalities for Demi Lovato's live rendition of Confident at the 2015 AMAs.

The staging was good, with some great lighting driving the energy. Demi wasn't a slouch either, selling the song's message with confidence and attitude. But that would all be for naught if she flopped on the vocal front.....which she didn't! The lowest notes were a little iffy but the rest was really good, with the Diva delivering her signature brand of edgy belting. Interestingly, she didn't inject as much weight into the belt as we've heard previously, but that was a smart choice, making the top notes sound healthier and easier.

Tuesday 10 November 2015

Alanis Morissette Gives 'Ironic' a 2015 Update with Nods to Instagram, Snapchap and Netflix!!!

Isn't it ironic that genuinely, only half an hour before being made aware of this video, I was listening to Jagged Little Pill, the housing LP of the Alanis Morrisette classic, Ironic. No, it's not!!!! Because that is not what irony is!

Tuesday 4 September 2012

[Watch] Alanis Morissette, Brandy, Carol King and Carrie Underwood Perform at The 2012 MDA Show of StrengthTelethon

The annual MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Show of Strength Telethon aired Sunday, September 2nd, 2012, and it was a good cause some of our favourite Divas- Brandy, Carol King, Carrie Underwood and Alanis Morissette- lent their support to by performing at the event!

Check out said performances, and my thoughts on them, below!

Friday 13 July 2012

Vocal Profile: Alanis Morissette

Vocal Type: Mezzo Soprano
Vocal Range:3 Octaves 2 Notes (B2-D6)
Whistle Register:Yes
Vocal Pluses: Unique and instantly recognizable tone. The lower register carries a dark and weighted tone to it and seems to be where the voice is most comfortable at.

Able to change the texture of the notes from dark and thick to a more husky sound. The true skill in this register can be shown in the ability to perform consecutive phrases, within the lower reaches of the third octave, at quick speeds or for extended periods of time [ Narcissus, Versions Of Violence or In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man].

The middle is marked with a nice full and vibrant sound [ That I Would Be Good and Thank U] and maintains this sound (up til Eb5).

The range, within the head voice, comes effortlessly, as Alanis Morissette spans across the 5th octave, and into the 6th octave with ease, being bright, piercing and marked, with a "siren-esque" character to it, . [Can't Not, Mary Jane and Wake Up]

Vocal Negatives:In the earlier years, vocal placement was a major issue but as the years progressed a healthier technique was established reducing this factor greatly (but not completely). Shows some difficulty mixing live, thus trying to "chest" her way the higher she goes, causing tension within the belts. Belts above Eb5 tend to be thin.