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Singers' Vocal and Octave Ranges

xblubearxblubear Posts: 174Friend of Soompi
edited March 2011 in entertainment
EDIT: with newer charts, these are from a Michael Jackson forum so it explains the comparison
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Whitney Houston's vocal range should be around 3 octaves

is this belting or would head voice count too?


I guess both would count including chest and mixed voice as long as the singer can hit the notes

some fanmade videos that demonstrate the vocal range (updated with more and other members' contributions)

Christina Aguilera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lkXlk30amw

Beyonce (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ugqcA2ibwo

Georgia Brown (the record notes)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQS_2QmruX0

Mariah Carey (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I-T0cRV8nA&

Celine Dion (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsC1WYJoLOI

Whitney Houston (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9atPiS2tEo

Janet Jackson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAOVLEM5dQ0&

Michael Jackson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXCwTmAzZ-w&

Myles Kennedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PwtQugTHc

Alicia Keys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvIMFMTKIgo&

Leona Lewis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5o8mopTnj4

Freddie Mercury
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KY8Z69Oowc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWIaoj4dGq8

Britney Spears
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njDi63lC138

Carrie Underwood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7--zYr4jBlA&

Ann Wilson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3mXUCCO7_I

Jane Zhang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T3e2dUGkL8

Justin Timberlake / Usher / Ne-Yo (all in the same video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f77VyoSi2Tc

Replies

  • ParappaRappaParappaRappa You gotta believe! Posts: 1,836Member
    dang look at mariah carey's!! hahah cause of her whistle register
  • itrayyaitrayya latchkey princess. California.Posts: 7,221Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    does anyone know where Leona Lewis would stand?

    i thought Christina would be more than that, but wow.

    great visual chart indeed.
  • omgit'smeomgit'sme Posts: 308Member

    ROOKIE

    is this belting or would head voice count too?
  • xblubearxblubear Posts: 174Friend of Soompi
    edited March 2011
    itrayya wrote on 02 July 2010 - 10:12 PM:

    does anyone know where Leona Lewis would stand?


    according to wikipedia, she is a mezzo-soprano so she can hit notes from around A3 to A5 (about 2 to 3 octaves)

    EDIT:

    I found this video of Leona Lewis' vocal range (D3-Eb6)(3 octaves)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5o8mopTnj4
  • Millenium_DeuceMillenium_Deuce Posts: 7Member
    Myles Kennedy. IMO the best damn rock singer in the current world and he has a 4 octave vocal range

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3PwtQugTHc
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  • JulyRedJulyRed Posts: 38Banned
    Georgia Brown, according to the Guinness Book, has an 8 octave range (!!! :blink:), the highest currently - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtJHz5jwG
  • LucasBunnyLucasBunny What will I do without him? Posts: 15,205Member

    IDOL

    This thread makes me smile and wanna go listen to these artists <3

    I want chills asap
  • TVBuddyTVBuddy Posts: 2,395Member

    IDOL

    Mariah Carey is beast!
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  • kissez*kissez* YEAH OH YEAH Posts: 8,252Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    sze92 wrote on 30 July 2010 - 04:06 PM:

    Mariah Carey is beast!

    I second this.
    Christina A. is baby beast lol

    "It was tender and mild, like baby Jesus."

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  • MqNMqN grass side, trees and starsPosts: 797Member
    edited July 2010
    Not sure of his vocal range, but I'm absolutely in love with him, Arnel Pineda of Journey. I also love Ann Wilson of Heart. Both are incredible and I'm quite sure their vocal range are equally as impressive.

    LOL, I've been listening to old rock songs lately.
  • LucasBunnyLucasBunny What will I do without him? Posts: 15,205Member

    IDOL

    edited July 2010
    MqN wrote on 30 July 2010 - 04:34 PM:

    Not sure of his vocal range, but I'm absolutely in love with him, Arnel Pineda of Journey. I also love Ann Wilson of Heart. Both are incredible and I'm quite sure their vocal range are equally as impressive.

    LOL, I've been listening to old rock songs lately.


    Lol omg I was just listening to "Barracuda" and wondering the same thing.

    How can I find out where an artist like Gackt stands???

    And I agree Mariah Carey is beast beast and more beast.
  • xblubearxblubear Posts: 174Friend of Soompi
    edited March 2011
    ^I can't find much information for the exact vocal ranges of Asian singers. and I'm not train by ears to recognize notes without relying on sheet music.

    Anyways, this is something interesting I found about Michael Jackson's voice.

    There's teeny tiny bit of evidence of Michael singing in a clear classical soprano voice on 'Who Is It,' showing off his skill in different vocal styles. At the very beginning of 'Who Is It,' before the beat kicks in and there's a very clear note, that sounds almost like nothing but an instrument, or a classical choir. With the help of Linda Harmon... that's MICHAEL! Get your headphones out and ram them in your ears and you can distinguish him from the woman slightly. It's 100% confirmed, it's in the Dangerous booklet.
  • dainanda123dainanda123 Woot Woot!! :0 MassachusettsPosts: 589Member
    Okay so I just looked up Georgia Brown....and my GOSH!
    Her vocal range is crazy ridiculous!!!! MY GOOODNESS!!!!! O_O and I thought Mariah was a beast.
    Mariah's still my girl though, when I was little she was the person I looked up to vocally.
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  • kissez*kissez* YEAH OH YEAH Posts: 8,252Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    LucasBunny wrote on 30 July 2010 - 06:27 PM:

    Lol omg I was just listening to "Barracuda" and wondering the same thing.


    Are you kidding me?? I was just jamming to that yesterday :lol:

    "It was tender and mild, like baby Jesus."

    FORMSPRING
  • Black_MeddleBlack_Meddle Posts: 504Member

    IDOL

    edited March 2011
    Vitas - Seriously, this guy has to be a Eunuch or something. There's no way a man should be able to hit those kind of notes. O_o

    Vitas - Crazy Russian singer
    Vitas - lucia di lammermoor

    Jim Gillette from Nitro could hit some pretty high notes as well:

    Nitro - Machinegun Eddie
    Nitro - Freight Train (off-note, Michael Angelo Batio is inhumanly fast and good at shredding those guitars. Yes, guitars. He plays 4 guitars throughout this video, lol)

    And of course, you can't forget about Rob Halford of Judas Priest fame:

    Rob Halford compilation of his best screams/high notes
    Judas Priest - Painkiller


    Now for some stuff on the opposite side of the spectrum =D :

    John Gallagher of Dying Fetus. I have no idea how the guy gets it so low and gutteral:

    Dying Fetus - Your Treachery Will Die With You

    Erick Rutan of Hate Eternal. God damn,  his music is some of the most intense I've ever heard. He does layer the vocals in some parts (making some of the most brutal growls I've ever heard) but even the parts where it's just him growling are low and gutteral as hell:

    Hate Eternal - Bringer of Storms

    Helge Stang, formerly of Equilibrium. Guy has some crazy high Black Metal shrieks and really low and gutteral death growls. Despite that statement, this may be one of the happiest Metal songs you'll ever hear.  =D

    Equilibrium - Blut Im Auge
    ^lol love the chorus.

    Freddy Lim of ChthoniC.  Freddy's got some crazy-high Black Metal shrieks, rasps and screams:

    ChthoniC - 49 Theurgy Chains
  • xblubearxblubear Posts: 174Friend of Soompi
    I included more singers in the original post. And feel free to include any singer that has not been mention yet.
  • kuropiekuropie Posts: 16Member
    Hy, I just found this thread and I love it. Me too I am searching for Asian singer vocal range especially the idols.I would like to know Taeyeon's range and Hyorin from Sistar range too for example, If anyone could help me that will be great. Even if I know I'm not in the Kpop thread.

    Thanks
  • PB&amp;BananaPB&Banana Posts: 1,146Member
    edited May 2011
    Wow Rihanna is higher than Katy Perry...and KP is 1.6 She needs to sing songs within her range, every time I hear her sing firework it sounds like she's struggling.

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