Showing posts with label vocal profile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vocal profile. Show all posts

Wednesday 15 January 2020

[Vocal Profile] Keke Wyatt Vocal Range

Post by: Montrez Rambo

Voice Type: Spinto Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 octaves, six notes, 1 semitone F#2-F6
Whistle Register: Unknown
Tessitura: G#4-G#5
Vocal Pluses: A dark, medium weight soprano voice, capable of producing large columns of sound in the middle and upper reaches with great ease throughout the entirety of the range.

The lower register is dark in color and extensive, capable of extending down to F#2 (6:50) live. However, the lower register is best in the third octave, able to begin supporting as early as D#3.

The middle register is warm with a relatively dark color. It is very agile and large belts can start as early as G#4. As the voice enters the fifth octave, it immediately begins  to bloom. The natural dark color shines through and the natural metal of the voice begins to show. The upper middle register continues to expand, having darkness, weight and power, taking a headier approach starting as soon as E5. She has incredible stamina able to hit E5s(1:42) back to back without fatigue. Despite the increase volume, the voice can exhibit heroic levels of agility (3:36).

The upper register continues to be expansive, the upper belts are supported with piercing characteristics to G#5 (4:20). She has extended her mix upwards to Bb5 with a more head dominated approach. The voice strongest area is it's head register, being full, warm and embodied up to an impressive and supported F6 (2:35).

Vocal Negatives: The low notes, though extensive are often achieved with an extremely depressed larynx. Her upper middle register can have passagio issues around E5-F5 (2:44). She can over-sing and become off-key at times, though rare.

Sunday 1 December 2019

[Vocal Profile] Cynthia Erivo

Post by: Montrez Rambo

Vocal Type: Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves, 1 semitone C#3-D6
Whistle Register: Unknown
Tessitura: F4-F5
Vocal Pluses: Bright, feminine and coppery voice with a full and dark lower register, identifiable and weighty middle, and a booming and broad upper register.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

[Vocal Profile] Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello

Vocal Type: Light Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 octaves and 1 note and semitone C3- Eb6
Vocal Pluses: Camila Cabello's biggest strength lies in the intrinsic character of the voice. From the lows to the top, it retains a nasal, youthful and girlish quality. With this placement, she is able to transfer inflections and tics that are present in her speaking voice, allowing for her to stand out and be identifiable whether in a harmony (Good To Go) or over a heavy production (Work). The voice is agile and capable of melisma (more so at the top of the range than anywhere else) [Sledgehammer (live)].

Friday 11 November 2016

[Vocal Profile] Regina Spektor


Vocal Type: Lyric-Mezzo Soprano
Vocal Range: Eb3-B5 (C6) (2 octaves, 6 notes)
Vocal Pluses:Regina Spektor possesses a delicate and bright voice, dexterous enough to switch between the registers without any effort [Rejazz], execute complex melisma [Rejazz/ Oh Marcello], and hold notes without fatigue [Us]. Additionally, the voice remains homogeneous in colour and retains its attitude throughout the range.

Tuesday 13 September 2016

[Vocal Profile] Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Vocal Type: Soubrette
Vocal Range: 4 octaves F#2- F#6
Vocal Pluses: Britney Spear's strength comes from her unique vocal timbre. Nasal and childlike the sound produced helps to distinguish her from others, being instantly recognisable. Capable of melisma [Gimme More], the ability to hold notes [I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman] and to jump to different octaves [Mona Lisa], she has displayed proficiency (in the studio) that suggests some skill.

Thursday 8 September 2016

[Vocal Profile] Morissette Amon

Morissette Amon

Vocal Type: Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: Four Octaves Two notes (C3-E7)
Vocal Pluses:Morissette Amon  is known for a vocal range that spans four octaves and two notes. She has an extensive, connected range, allowing her to transition into other registers smoothly. Capable of riffs and runs throughout the voice and  holding notes without wavering, her skill suggests good breath control and overall technique. Known for her "squeaks" and intentional vocal breaks, the Diva applies them both when jumping between octaves and for artistic effect.

Monday 26 October 2015

[Vocal Profile] Adele

Vocal Type: Mezzo-soprano
Vocal Range: 2 octaves and 3 notes  (C3- F5)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Strengths:  Adele is a Diva whose strength comes from her delivery and adherence to melody, rather than showy tricks or vocal gymnastics. Though able to hold notes [Skyfall], sing melisma [First Love], and jump octaves [Hometown Glory], she chooses to employ a simpler, bluesy vocal styling that keeps the understandability of her lyrics at the fore.

Adele's lower range is dark and solid. She appears to be comfortable enough here, being able to replicate notes hit in the studio when in a live setting

Adele's midrange is feminine, sweet and of medium weight. With an easy and effortless quality, it is the part of the range that is most lyrical [Lovesong]. It is also emotively versatile, with the Diva being able to inject a number of emotions into her delivery. For instance, Rumour Has It is direct and tinged with attitude; Make you Feel My Love is soft and forlorn; while Rolling in the Deep is clear and cool in its proud spite.

Monday 19 October 2015

[Vocal Profile] SoHyang


Vocal Type: Full-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: E3 - Db6 - A6 (3 octaves and a diminished fifth)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses:SoHyang has a homogeneous, rounded and bright instrument of remarkable beauty and meticulous control.  A versatile  vocalist,  her instrument is supported and consistent in nearly every extension of the range. Whether in the piano or the fortissimo dynamic, the voice is always expertly balanced and controlled.

Friday 2 October 2015

[Vocal Profile] Norah Jones

Norah Jones

Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: A2 - E5 - B5 (3 octaves and a major second)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses:Norah Jones possesses a soothing, breathy and husky tonality that has become her signature vocal trait over the years. Although with this natural tone, she’s able to play with dynamics, going from a quieter sound to a louder one, easily [Nightingale]. The Diva is capable of melisma, if wanted, but it isn't often employed due to the genres she favours

Wednesday 23 September 2015

[Vocal Profile] Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis

Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: C3 - A5 - Gb6 (3 octaves and a diminished fifth)
Whistle Register: Yes
Vocal Pluses:A light, dexterous and versatile voice, Leona Lewis is capable of fluid and effortless register transitions, holding notes for extensive amounts of time and utilising complicated melisma. As Leona has grown, her voice has increased in musicality, ultimately becoming more distinguishable. Although a thinness is present in the voice, this is balanced by a (signature) heavy, slow and hefty vibrato [Bleeding Love].

Leona has a quiet, feminine lower range that is surprisingly confident. It carries a striking, sombre tone and is often used as the lead register [Hurt], implying an easiness here. Although the voice lacks projection and support at its lowest, it has become easier for the Diva to traverse as she has aged. [The Best and The Worst].

The middle voice is significantly brighter, fulsome and cleaner in colour than the lower range, possessing a lyrical edge that she aptly uses to emphasize emotion [Fireflies]. It has become more rounded in sound over time, and with its solid connection to the rest of the voice, Leona often uses it during multi-octave runs and vocal slides. Ultimately, the mid-range is well developed and a solid part of the voice, known for its power and vulnerability [Better In Time].

Thursday 17 September 2015

[Vocal Profile] Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range: G#2 - Bb5, 3 Octaves 1 Note and a Semitone
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Strengths:Williams is in possession of a distinct vocal tone clean of grit and impurities, as well as solid musicality which she demonstrates with superb intonation and vocal phrasing. These intrinsic skills have served her well not only in the studio but during live performances (which include time on Broadway).

Wednesday 26 August 2015

[Vocal Profile] P!nk


Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range: A2 - A5 - E6 (3 octaves, 4 notes)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Strengths:A powerful, dark, rich and sturdy voice that has a trademark vocal grit within its flawless placement and superb vocal control. Pink's voice can cut through the roaring instrumentation of her music with its incredible and effortless resonance [U + Ur Hand]. The voice carries a heavy, wide vibrato that is controlled and never laboured.The voice is also capable of melisma- though it is under utilized [Love Is Such A Crazy Thing].

Thursday 6 August 2015

[Vocal Profile] Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams

Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: Bb2 - A5 - A6 (3 octaves 7 notes and a semitone)
Whistle Register: Yes
Vocal Strengths: A technical and emotive vocalist, Hayley Williams’ voice has an edge that has been manoeuvred and molded into a unique vocal styling. A knowledgeable singer, she has honed her skills to create (the appearance of) a fully connected range that rings with a spunk-infused attitude.

Friday 24 July 2015

[Vocal Profile] Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Vocal Type: Full-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: C#3 - Bb5 - EB7 (4 octaves one note)
Vocal Strengths: In possession of a strong, dark, raspy and mid-weighted soprano voice, Demi Lovato is known for her powerful instrument that is piercing in tone and able enough to cut through thick instrumentation [Remember December].

Demi, unlike most "entertainers" of today, relies heavily on her voice to convey the drama and emotion of a song. It's perhaps because of this, she continues to develop and train her instrument. The gains are most noticeable during performances where it has helped to remedy previous live vocal inconsistencies. Alongside this training, Lovato has also improved her musicality, creating a unique, contemporary-oriented style of harmonising that works with her voice and melodies [Lightweight].

Thursday 23 July 2015

[Vocal Profile] Liz Fraser

Liz Fraser

Vocal Type: Soprano
Voice range: C3-D6 (3 octaves 1 note)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: The overall character of the Diva’s instrument is famed for its light, airy and ethereal nature, with a slight operatic touch. Despite the fact that her real artistic strength comes from her tone, timbre, phrasing and the unique style of lyricism, she has also shown some technical proficiency.

Although naturally foggy, Fraser’s lower register extends down to C3, and is characterized by a surprising audibility given her voice type. The voice is most comfortable around the upper half of the lower register, resulting in her being capable of hitting strong and substantial F#3’s. [Athol-Brose]. The tone and volume can aptly be manipulated into sounding either soft [Make Tomorrow], or louder and stronger [Bluebeard].

Tuesday 14 July 2015

[Vocal Profile]Ciara

Vocal Type: Soubrette Soprano/ Light-Lyric Mezzo Soprano
Voice range Studio: (G#2-Bb5) 3 octaves and 1 note
Vocal Range Live: (C3-C#6) 3 octaves and a semi-tone
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Ciara possesses a light/bright nimble voice, capable of intricate runs. Not your typical singer, starting out as a dancer/singer with little to no control over her instrument, she has grown into a singer/dancer with improved breath control, dynamics, tone and power. The Washington Post has said of her voice that she has a "reedy, agile voice, capable of conveying the only 3 emotions (sexy, sassy, and sad) an R&B singer needs".

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.

Friday 20 June 2014

[Vocal Profile] Amerie

Vocal Type:Light Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range:3 octaves C#3-C#6
Vocal Pluses: Amerie possesses not only a highly emotive voice, but demonstrates a versatility in tone, timbre and colour not often displayed by the average RnB singer.

The lower range of the voice is where Amerie struggles, displaying a tone which can not only sound unhealthy, flat and unsupported, but can also sometimes be abrasive to the ear- depending on the context of the material she is singing. For example, All I Have's softer and generally more pleasing delivery contrasts greatly to Dangerous, where the more serrated edge to the voice can be less so.

Within the mid-range the tone lifts and the timbre intensifies into a far more pleasing sound. This area is generally well supported and the tone is exceptionally cleaner right up to a D5- evident in such songs as That’s What U R, where a sweeter, more sensual tone is displayed. The chest voice is incredibly versatile, and has evolved from her debut album- where it was significantly cleaner- to now, where it has a more prominent rasp, giving the voice a distinctive sound.

Monday 28 April 2014

[Vocal Profile] Sia Furler

Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 octaves( BB2-Bb6)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Chameleon-like voice that skirts styles and genres depending on what is required. Sia can deliver a vocal that is "commercial" and mainstream, with her vocal mannerisms toned down- something most prominently heard on her demos. However, her natural style is one that is characterful, emotive and steeped in jazzy inflections unique to her. This individuality is further bolstered by the singer's, at times, slack annunciation and quick vibrato.

Monday 30 September 2013

[Vocal Profile] Charlotte Church

Vocal Type: Full-Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range: 2 Octaves 5 notes and a semitone (Eb3-C6)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Being a product of the classical world, Charlotte Church has received vocal training that has allowed for her to manage and understand the inner workings of her instrument. With this knowledge comes a voice that is confident, assured and skilful in its delivery. She would also have been taught about breath control, and this is shown in practice by Church’s ability to hold notes and navigate long phrases, often through registers, without losing breath or the correct support. It also affords the singer excellent mastery of dynamics; being able to begin a phrase loud and projected, but end it gentle and soft [Hear:Breach Of The Peace].

The lower range isn’t particularly extensive-  beginning in the third octave- but the control here means that Church is able to produce tones that are substantial and without the fogginess many Divas exhibit in the lower extremes of their range [The Rise]. Her voice leads seamlessly in tone and timbre into the midrange, and both share a distinct and identifiable character.

Church is primarily a midrange belter, being most comfortable at the upper end of the fourth octave and lower end of the fifth. This being so, the singer produces a tone that is weighty, full and resonant. As her head voice overlaps the chest voice- being heard as low as a  B4- the singer is often heard jumping between the two parts to create interest in the vocal line. However, she is capable in either register.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Church’s range is the head voice. Having honed it during her early years in the Classical world, the Diva exhibits a skill in this part of her voice that allows for impressive tonal variety. The voice here can be light and airy [Hear:Lasts, Or Eschaton ], thick and operatic [Sparrow], or balanced so brilliantly with its chest voice counterpart that it skirts the line between the two, never sounding quite like either.

Being so capable in her head voice and her mix, Church has no problem transitioning through the range; making it sound as if there are no breaks to be found in the voice at all. To further polish her notes, the singer is able to add a balanced and controlled vibrato that can either sound operatic or contemporary depending on the how she chooses to apply it

Vocal Negatives: It would be impressive if Church worked further on her fifth octave belting, while simultaneously developing her lower range.