B.A.P.’s Vocal Analysis: Daehyun

Daehyun

Vocal Range

F#2 ~ C#6 (3 octaves, 3 notes and 1 semitone)

Supported Range

C#3/D3 ~ G4/G#4

Voice Type

Light Lyric Tenor

Strengths/Achievements

  • Strongest Vocalist in B.A.P.
  • Consistently capable of producing resonance and supporting his voice up until G#4
  • Nasality is almost non existent, a big improvement from his debut
  • Falsetto is generally connected and relaxed up until F5
  • Capable of producing a supported sound in his chest voice down to C#3/D3
  • Intonation has shown improvement from debut
  • Vibrato is consistently produced with a healthy tone and speed in his supported range
  • One of the widest vocal ranges amongst male vocalists in K-pop

Weaknesses

  • Although greatly improved, nasality can still be present in his voice
  • Falsetto notes above F5 generally are pushed and screamed
  • Notes around C#3 and below become either airy or are done with a low larynx
  • Tendency to still become throaty in long belts within his supported range
  • Notes above G#4 become tight, throaty and strained with a high larynx
  • Vibrato becomes wobbly and overly fast when outside of his supported range
  • Intonation can at times be off, specially in his vocal runs
  • Generally sings too high for his voice, with too much frequency

Registers

  • Lower register: Capable of supporting and producing a forward, stable sound in his lower range on notes as low as C#3 and above. When singing below C#3, voice becomes either quite airy or is accompanied by a low larynx, pushed back tongue and excessive vocal fry.
  • Mixed register: Mixed voice shows consistent use of support up until G#4 and G4, with good tone production, no nasality and resonance often achieved. Notes above G#4 are generally throaty and squeezed with a high larynx.
  • Upper register: Generally able to switch well and transition into falsetto with a relaxed tone, cord connection and control. Notes above F5 become shouted, squeezed and pushed with an excessive amount of air.

Agility

Due to the lightness of his voice, Daehyun is generally capable of singing through very high passages with enough consistency and stamina. Having said that, he is also able to produce vocal runs and sing through his notes more efficiently in this range, even if accompanied by a high larynx and a lot of strain on his voice. An example of this would be the run at the end of the bridge of his cover of “Baby Baby“, a duet with fellow B.A.P. member, Youngjae. At other times, Daehyun will show a lack of accuracy and pitch separation when singing lower vocal runs, showing a lack of control and sounding unprepared, like his run in “하늘을 달리다” as well as the run at the of his performance of “Ordinary People“. However so, there has been great improvement in pitch and accuracy, compared to his pre-debut days, considering his performance of “Georgia On My Mind“, where his pitch is much less accurate and runs are sloppily done with no care for sense of key or accuracy.

Overall analysis

As B.A.P.’s main vocalist, Daehyun has been able to make a name for himself as a vocalist and idol singer throughout the years, ever since his debut. He possesses a very unique tone, very light and bright but still with a slight sharp quality to it, lying on a tenor range and most closely resembling a light lyric tenor quality. Due to how high his voice is, Daehyun is generally the one vocalist in B.A.P. who has to take on the highest notes and done so with poor technique can majorly injure his voice in the long run. Perhaps due to such bad habits, he isn’t able to shine and be recognized for how capable of a vocalist he really is, since his vocal skill lacks the recognition it deserves, given he follows the standard for main and strongest vocalists in K-pop idol groups.

Starting from the bottom of his range, Daehyun is able to go down as low as F#2, as he has shown in B.A.P.’s “low note battle“, but he does so by lowering his larynx, pushing his tongue into the back of his throat and adding a lot vocal fry to his chest voice to produce a very groggy low chest voice. Even as high as A2, in the same battle, he still uses a similar approach to sing that low and only truly starts showing support and an even column of sound when he reaches C#3. Even then, Daehyun still has a tendency to add too much stylistic airiness to his singing, which can compromise the delivery of his lower notes, even his C#3’s and D3’s, examples including “Coma” and “Coffee Shop“, where although tone and cord connection are present, there’s an excessive airiness present in his singing voice. As he ascends into Eb3’s and E3’s, though, Daehyun’s voice starts to become much more consistent and stable in tone, even with the stylistic airiness he may employ at times. He has, however, shown consistency down to D3/C#3 with support, even if he chooses to become breathy at times.

As a tenor, his voice really shines quite well in the mid fourth octave and above, which is not only explored but slightly even abused when singing his parts in B.A.P. songs. As the main vocalists, he usually takes on the most challenging parts of songs and thus, the highest notes are given to him. Due to his lack of proper mixing technique and breathing technique, this can oftentimes damage his voice and cause a lot of vocal strain on his singing and voice. Daehyun has shown from the day of his debut, that he was capable of supporting his voice and producing resonance. Most notably back in the days of “I Remember” as well as “1st Baby Day“, he would show support and consistency up until F4 and some support up until G#4. From then on, he has now shown improvement and consistently been able to keep his voice opened and supported up until G#4, with resonance often being produced on F#4’s, G4’s and G#4’s, examples including “Let It Go“, “Mirotic“, “Goodbye” and “Baby Baby“.

The biggest issue with Daehyun’s mixed voice though, is his tendency to show a very consistent support up until G#4 only and then having a complete drop of support, having his throat tighten around his larynx, his swallowing muscles tense up, his tongue slide back and tense up, closing the back of his throat and creating a strained, scratchy, screechy and thin sound with a high larynx. He consistently is able to keep his throat opened and make a contrast happen when singing up above G#4 and then descending back down to his supported range. Examples would include the G4’s of “Baby Baby” against the D5’s, A4’s and B4’s in said performance, and the F#4’s in “천사” against the A4’s and B4’s. Anytime he is brought up higher above G#4’s, it’s clear to hear a complete change in tone, from full and opened, to strained and painful. Other examples would include the A4’s of “One Shot“.

In general, he is able to consistently and smoothly transition into falsetto, by mostly staying in key, controlling his voice and showing a relaxed tone in his voice, with cord connection and brightness. He is able to consistently use a falsetto, shown in performances such as “Baby Baby“,”하늘을 달리다“, and “청혼“, although he may occasionally fall slightly under pitch and go flat in tone. He has been able to show a forward placement in tone and connection with a relaxed falsetto as high as F5, as shown in “전부 거짓말”. Whenever Daehyun is taken higher, however, the sound of his voice follows a similar pattern to his mixed voice, where he will use an excessive amount of air to further push his voice higher, creating a screechy and screamed quality to his falsetto, seen on the G5 of “청혼“, as well as the G#5 and Bb5 of “I Believe I Can Fly” and his C#6.

One of his best assets is his consistent and healthy usage of a steady vibrato within his supported range, which generally follows his sustained notes and is created with proper breath support. The downside is that whenever he is taken outside of his supported range, the vibrato loses control and becomes overly fast, adding more tension to his upper belts. From late 2012 and early 2013, Daehyun would at times place his voice in his nose, as heard in B.A.P.’s cover of “Baby” and “Coffee Shop“, which has been greatly diminished and fixed over the years. Musically, Daehyun’s understanding and ear for music is generally explored only as far as dynamics go within a song, where he generally employs either a fuller tone or a breathier tone to add emotion and different characteristics to the music he sings, changing his volume and vocal approach depending on the intensity of the part he’s singing. He is also capable of harmonizing and properly softening his tone to match his duet partners, mostly fellow B.A.P. member Youngjae, as well as in the performance of “Love Cocktail” with labelmates, Secret’s Jieun and Hyosung.

Daehyun has, without a doubt, shown major improvement from his debut days until present days, which not only shows perseverance and dedication, but also a passion and seriousness about his singing career. He is a vocalist who is capable of doing a lot with his voice and possesses a lot of potential, however due to the lack of technique and training, he may seriously injure his voice in the long run due to the high range of songs he’s given to sing. Perhaps for the future, his first approach should be to further develop his mixed voice and his breathing technique so as to assist the higher part of his range and bring some ease into the challenging parts he’s given in songs, so he can have a lasting singing career. With the correct guidance and help, given his potential and dedication, Daehyun should be able to further improve into a much better vocalist and develop his singing career with the years he has ahead of him in the K-pop music industry, if he so wishes.

Musicianship

Daehyun is a vocalist who shows not only a lot of creativity, but also has shown an ear for music so as to change the musical aspects of songs, by playing with different melodies and notes. This trait has been greatly improved, compared to his pre-debut days, when in “Georgia On My Mind“, his overall control and notes would sound very strained, messy and pitchy, lacking any form of substantial thought-out process when considering what to add to the song to further enhance it musically. Although having improved in this aspect, he still has the tendency to sing with a strained high larynx on notes above G#4, so on his acoustic performance of “I Remember” with fellow B.A.P. member and rapper, Bang Yong Guk, he shows a different approach to the chorus melody of the song, although the overall delivery still was accompanied by faulty technique and a strained high larynx.

Rating

Above Average Vocalist

Vocal Range Video(s)

Video by: Edgar Cárdenas

Analyzed Ahmin (Kitsunemale)

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194 thoughts on “B.A.P.’s Vocal Analysis: Daehyun

      1. Yes it’s included in the vocal range but not supported range because it’s not a connected register

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      2. Nope because it’s both strained and falsetto, if it’s falsetto it’s not included, if it’s a high larynx, it’s strained therefore not supported.

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  1. Oh him. Wait is he the super hot guy I had a crush on? But I still love T.O.P because he’s my husband! Anyway that was really weird but I heard that Sunny has the worst lower register in kpop. Is that true? Who has the widest range in kpop for male. Is it him?

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    1. I’m not sure who has the widest but if I think about it, Baekhyun, Kyuhyun, Daehyun..they all have 3 octaves, 3 notes and a 1 semitone..so I think its them. Sunny doesnt have the worst, Yerin does. LOL

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      1. Sorry for late reply. Was at school for 12 hours! That’s a good range but not very wide. But male voice is wider in range than female. Female range: D2(or lower)-F8 Male range:C0-Eb8. Why is it wider, I mean I’m not expecting someone to have 8 octaves but the widest 3 octaves, 3 notes and a semitone? I have about 5 octaves, 4 octaves without whistle. Am I special? Huh I feel like I’m being mean! Sorry Kyuhyun, Baekhyun and Daehyun!

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      2. Well based on your singing and video, I should most definitely check your full range to make sure you’re hitting the right notes, your range might not be as wide as you think. Which is not a bad thing, also it’s okay you don’t have to reply fast lol

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      3. Oh I know what I should do! I’m going to do a video on me trying to do as many notes as I can! I will make 2 vids tommorow. Note: I did some notes randomly so I might not do my full range, well I’ll try

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      4. WARNING: WEIRDEST VIDEO IN THE WORLD! I look so ugly I can’t believe it, sorry I acted weird that’s just how I am. I’m still wearing metal on my teeth but I’m taking a break from braces, that’s why my teeth look so horrible. Uh I will get bullied again(I mean in school)…..

        Oh I can’t even watch this. I really need to get a eyebrow wax!

        Hear me sing one of the saddest songs. I’m sorry that this made you feel uncomfortable because it made me want to die!

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      5. Okay so what I’m hearing is that you actually were playing a G1 from the beginning of the video, not G2. Also as soon as you wake up, your voice gets super low like I woke up not long ago, I can hit B1 right now lol But that’s not part of my range but I can only do it in the early morning when my voice is lower lol Again, your piano on the app might have the notes given with the wrong octave name, cuz the F in the third octave you played was F2. As for note quality, when you played G1 you sang a G3, then you descended to F3. Then you were always in the third octave, then when you played F2, you tried to hit F3 again… then when you played G#2 you sang Eb4 on an ascending scale up until C5 and then you kinda yelled out the C#5. When you played the G5, it was a G4 and you sang Bb4 then you ascended up until Bb5..you cracked into a Eb6 then you switched to a whistle register actually, great job! Hit A6 as the peak note. You then went back to whistle and pushed it up until Bb6 then up to D7. You have a nice vibrato on your lower whistle notes.
        Btw you’re adorable to watch, I knew you were young but you’re just so cute and hyper active haha oh and if you get bullied, fuck them!! Don’t let anybody make you feel bad about who you are, okay honey? Your range from this video is F3 ~ D7, I’m almost sure you can go slightly lower. You shouldn’t squeeze and push your mix voice too much, you add too much chest to your mix and you don’t blend in the head voice so you end up pushing and not really bridging your voice. Your range is, like I expected, a normal girl range + whistle register added. You’re most definitely a soprano and you have a beautiful voice! You just need to add the control to all your range, you almost have a 4 octave range, you probably can go lower so you probably have a 4 octave range. ^ ^ This wasn’t bad at all, I congratulate you!

        As for the song, your pitch was mostly okay, you were having some issues transitioning and when coming down to like G3, you lower your larynx too much and the tone is lost. Your mixed voice isn’t developed so when you sing higher, you don’t go as high as the melody needs you to go. Apart from that, you did mostly fine, some timing issues and some pitch issues, your voice has lots of range and register but you need to learn the control for it.

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      6. What?!? My app is so wrong I swear it said G2 omg! I don’t know what to say. Now I don’t feel like loser. Yes I can go lower on my good days lol. I’m so hyper! Thanks, I’m young but not too young. I think would do a better video. Ok I’m so mad at my app now! It made me believe that I no one can do these notes wait a minute……my dad did a E2 which is a E1 without vocal fry. He can do it whenever so is he a bass?!?

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      7. Wait, are you sure it was E2 or E1? I mean you thought you were singing G2, when it was a G1 and you were singing G3, so based on that whole confusion, he might just be singing E2. I would have to hear your dad to be sure haha but no issues, you have a 3+ octave range, so good job! See, 3 octaves is the usual!

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      8. Oh sorry I don’t know how to edit my comment but thanks! I meant he did a E2 which is E1 on the app without vocal fry. It was easy for him!!! I was like how do you do that?!? How can you or my dad sing so low!?! It’s crazy, I would rather sing low than high because I’m known for my impression of a boy(I honestly don’t know how that happened but let’s just say my friend loves it when a talk low) Also in my school I’m in the choir and they have basses. I’m like no boys can’t be basses that young. I mean don’t you have to be an adult to be a bass? But they’re definitely not basses, baritones at most. Sorry for all questions….

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      9. Haha we’re men, it’s just how it works. I’d have to hear him to be sure it’s E1 though. Yeah you can be kind of a bass and a pubescent teen but not a child lol

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      10. Well I’m a teenager so they are teenagers so I still don’t think they’re basses but ok. (trying to be manly by singing low, when I can lift 100 more pounds then them). That’s the truth boys in my grade are so unmanly. I feel more manly then them. Sorry people!

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      11. Hi Ahmin! I remember a long time ago I replyed to someone having problems with whistle notes. I forget what analysis it was on. I made this video for him so do you remember so I can send this video to him:

        Do you think it was accurate? I had regrets because I thought I was bad at them and I still kind of think that. Sorry about the Christina Aguilera impression! I love doing her impressions.

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      12. I think it’s fairly accurate but you’re kind of falling outside of the topic a lot, so maybe you could edit it a bit haha it’s really cute to watch but you have to be more sure of yourself and the pitches, there were many wrong notes like just in general, but many were right too and your point came across but you just have to organize your thoughts a bit and calm down. If you want to keep this, it’s good enough as it is regardless haha I liked your explanation. I’m not sure though if you actually explained how to whistle lol like how to get it out

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      13. Haha like I said it’s very hard to explain. I can’t really explain how to get it out. Like I just do it….. I will put the video on private but thanks. Sorry it was so pitchy. Whenever I film through my computer it’s so pitchy!!!

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      14. Yeah but I feel weird. I think I helped him enough. He will think I’m a maniac! I was not really trying to the note but just showing an example. I honestly never thought I can do head voice that high lol. Sorry to ask this but what was my highest note in that and in head voice in that video? I already put it private but I do not want to change it back it makes me feel uncomfortable watching it! I’ll just tell him to listen to Adam Lopez’s video. Do you know who Adam Lopez is??? HE IS AMAZING!!!! HE HAS 6 OCTAVES!!! THE HIGHEST NOTE BY MALE!!! To be honest he is the best male singer on YouTube in my opinion. He makes covers and they are so good!!!

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      15. I think.. Idk it wasn’t higher than D7 and the highest falsetto might have been G6? I do not know for sure. lol I do know Adam Lopez lol I am SO far from the best haha but thank you

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      16. I really wanna do a cover of a song! I really don’t know what song I should do. Do you think there are any good songs for my voice? Also, do you think I’m a full soprano? I’m not really sure because for some reason I’m thinking I’m a full soprano for some reason…

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      17. Oh, I found a really good video of Changmin for low notes! What are these notes? I think some might be in the 2nd octave! Just want to make sure!

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      18. 0:32 B2, 0:43 C#3, 0:46 B2, 0:50 C#3.. Onew sang this song before and I used it in his vocal range video too. 3:16 C#3. 4:45 and 4:24 G#4

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      19. 0:13 C#3, 0:15 B2, 0:17 A2, 0:19 C#3, 0:23 A2, 0:26 F#2, 0:28 B2, 0:30 A2s, 0:36 A2 (This is finally the lowest I’ve ever heard of Changmin)
        2:03 A4 with nice support, 4:06 resonant G#4. ^ ^

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      20. Oh sorry for the mistake! Would Bruno Mars be considered a countertenor? Oh I know who! Mitch from Pentatonix is a countertenor! Oh did you see this video of Ryeowook? It’s so funny but what was his highest note?

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      21. I’ve seen it and yeah I think it was Bb5? Or so? Im not sure haha Bruno mars is not a countertenor but Mitch is ^ ^

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      22. whoaa man ur going so far with voice typing ur no classical vocal instructor.!,manner urself.,!if u can name mariah as coloratura evryone can name ryewook everythin’

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      23. if u dunt follow him u wont kno of him often bein accused as tranzgnder so he hated sounds like dat but alwayz faild,.!unlik others who intend to soundlike feminin so they dvelopin’ dat tone,.!ryeo is purely natural.,!timbre more than range he is one!!?,

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      24. I have a question. How did you determine that he is a Light Lyric Tenor?
        I find his voice to be very thick and powerful. Someone like Chen i can understand but can you explain why he’s a Light Lyric Tenor?

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      25. Not just listening to his passaggi, where his voice transitions from chest to mix and from mix to head, but you’d have to hear what a non light lyric sounds like in order to understand why he is a light lyric. Listen to michael Bolton who’s a Spinto or Park Hyoshin who’s a full lyric, Daehyun has a much smaller instrument in size, much less volume and a much lighter weight overall. Light lyrics don’t all sound the same and they can vary in weight amongst one another.

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    2. Thanks so much! I have a question do you think he is a dramatic tenor? Isn’t that higher than a lyric? He has ease in upper belts compared to lyric tenors. Many dramtic or countertenors I heard have A2 as their lowest and high belts.

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      1. Dramatic tenors, actually, are lower types of tenors than lyric tenors. Countertenors > Light Lyric > Full Lyric > Spinto > Dramatic > Baritenor I believe… and no Changmin is just a light lyric tenor… he has “ease” but he strains quite a bit, Jokwon would be more likely to be a countertenor but he still isnt, even ryeowook isnt a countertenor…

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    1. Cord connection is basically the vocal cords being together to produce a full tone, so if it’s lost, you hear airiness coming through the vocal cords.

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      1. B.A.P just made their comeback and except for the title track (Young Wild & Free) there seems to be a shift in vocal or arrangement… Could you check out the tracks there and post about the members (especially jongup because he has lines now o_o; and if he has the potential to grow even more? I get the feeling that even though Youngjae is the lead vocalist, he won’t improve anymore than where he’s already at. I also want to know if Daehyun’s voice has gotten better as well…) — random but Blind is my favorite, lyrically its just so.. UGH.

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      2. I’m really sorry to say but we don’t really push out people who aren’t vocalists, so even though they’ve made a comeback, we don’t focus on groups as a whole. It’s hard for us to say if someone has the potential to grow more or not, because truly everyone does and it just depends on them, not us. Jongup is a tenor so he has more ease than Youngjae with higher notes, that’s one thing. If you have any specific questions you’d like to ask us, we are free to answer..but we just don’t have the time to check out the tracks and focus on all the members within the groups.

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    1. I think for males, it’s Kyuhyun, Daehyun and Baekhyun but I’m not sure if I’m forgetting someone. As for females, Wendy Eb3 ~ Eb7, then Eunji and Hyorin, I believe.

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  2. Youngjae or Key then? I believe they are both baritones that’s always need to sing in tenors range. Or at least Youngjae might be. Do you know what is their strengths and weaknesses as a vocalist?
    Btw I really didn’t expect Daehyun’s to suddenly come out haha thank you so much!! Loves this analaysis ❤

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    1. I think they’re both baritones too though I’m not sure about youngjae. I feel Key is better but I really don’t know for sure CUZ he’s inconsistent and youngjae is really quite messy. Haha it was sudden? Well I mean I guess they all are sudden lol thank you so much!

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  3. Do you think you could do an analysis on Youngjae? Because I was reading the comments and I spot one where you said he could at most be average or lower than that.

    Maybe it’s just me but I think he’s good? Based on his ‘I believe I can fly’ performance as well as from their japan concert where they performed ‘Voicemail’.

    Well I’m not an expert so I don’t really know haha

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    1. I believe I can fly was actually quite bad, he was considerably below pitch and flat, with a very weak throat and closed sound in the chorus. He sounds quite shallow in terms of tone production and support, and he cracks a lot when he gets around G#4/A4 where his voice isn’t developed or stable enough to handle the high passages, due to him probably being a baritone trying to sing in a tenor range. Their harmonizing skills are pretty nice though and I’m not an expert haha I’m learning everyday too of course. I could potentially do an analysis for him but I’m not so sure I will, at least not yet. I’m sorry to say these things, he is really really cute, but from what I’ve seen, he is far below Daehyun’s vocal level.

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      1. Ah don’t worry. I actually know he’s below Daehyun just quite surprised when you say he’s not that good(not literally but something along the line) since he won 1st place among dozens of contestants in a JYP audition competition.

        I don’t know whether that could determine how good he is but to win among others can be considered as something.

        Anyhow, thank you for the analysis! ^^

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      2. Well it’s not like JYP knows much about singing anyway when he let IU go when she auditioned for him and he took in people like Sohee, yknow? There are many “star” factors that come in when choosing a singer, many times singing tone, face, star quality, charm and whatnot and I mean, look at YeEun, she had to audition for JYP 3 to 4 times to finally get in, so it’s relative, you win almost based on being at the right place at the right time. It’s almost unfair, if you ask me.
        I actually think Youngjae has the potential to be much better than he is, but he has not been taught to sing in a proper key/range for his voice and he hasn’t even developed his voice within a baritone range properly, much less in a tenor range, so I feel that’s why he isn’t even showing us what he can do because he’s singing completely out of his comfortable range. I’d like to listen to him sing in a range he feels comfortable in, though I’m still unsure that he’s a baritone.

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      3. I think on their appearance on 1000 songs challenge you can hear Youngjae sing in a range that fits him more (if I remember correctly) Also, are you guys planning to do any of the guys from BTOB? I’ve always thought they have a strong vocal line, and am curious as to how good of vocalists they actualy are.

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      4. From what I’ve heard, Eunkwang was already quite disappointing vocally but I am indeed analyzing him as the main vocalist eventually. As for the Youngjae comfortable range thing, would you mind finding a link for me?

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      5. Oh it WAS a lower range and he sounded much more comfortable, less pitchy and more stable. C3 ~ G4 in the first video. This makes me sure that he is probably average and not below that, which is a good thing! He lacks good support and placement, so his voice sounds kinda throat based but he has a nice enough support and range that allows for him to be stable and sing. He can be a bit nasal too, but he’s not bad. He just wasn’t taught to mix well and he wasn’t taught about voice types and is forced to sing way out of his range. The second one has more singing clips and he sounds okay for the most part. I think he’s super cute haha I wish he was taught to sing right, those instructors for idols only know how to work with girls and tenors, not baritones. lol

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  4. Hi, fellow music major here. Love this blog because you guys explore everything so in depth. Will you guys be doing Baekhyun anytime soon?

    Also. Just asking, why didn’t you categorise Daehyun into the above average to competent vocalists? I would generally rank him higher than above average, comparing him to the other vocalists of each category. This is judging on how you rank the singers; just my opinion because it seemed a little off to categorise him here between all the rest in the above average and above average to competent category.

    Love your work. Will come back to check it out every once in a while~

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    1. Hi glad to see someone like you here ^ ^ I’m not the one in charge of the Baekhyun analysis, so I can’t say when that will be done. As for Yesung, I will be doing him in the near future ^ ^

      I categorized Daehyun as Above Average due to the size of his resonance, inconsistency with keeping his throat opened on sustained resonant belts, the connection of his falsetto and lower range, not to mention his intonation when doing vocal runs. I mean if you compare him to Onew, Sunggyu, Woohyun and Jaejoong.. he is quite even with Jaejoong, probably somewhere above Sunggyu and Woohyun.. Onew however still takes the lead, since he has the best lower range and the most connected head voice, even if the least consistency in his mix, when it comes to resonance. It’s a bit hard to compare people in the same exact category but yeah. Daehyun might take the lead with falsetto when against Sunggyu and Woohyun, lead with lower range MAYBE and mix they are kind of even, Jaejoong takes the lead with overall vocal balance and Onew just a tad bit higher. I mean if anything, I was considering putting Onew in the Above Average to Competent category, but I didn’t. I don’t see how Daehyun would fit.

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    1. It’s not a big difference and tbqh I’m not entirely familiar with Baekhyun, but from what I’ve heard he not only does better in his higher range like G#4/A4 but also down to C3/C#3, not to mention he has just as good of a falsetto. The only thing that Baekhyun might have an issue with is intonation, a little bit, I’m not entirely sure because I’m not the one in charge, but they’re not far from one another.

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  5. higher and lower range?? then how about resonance, intonation, and agility?? who wins??

    and this one is OOT, but how do you think about daehyun’s 9-high-notes? :p

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    1. Baekhyun has better agility, resonance Baekhyun has bigger and more consistent resonance but intonation, I think Daehyun is more consistent. Daehyun’s 9 high notes are a lot of straining lol

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  6. I was wondering, with B.A.P suing their company and information coming out about them being overworked and stuff, did you notice a drop in quality of his singing in their most recent performances? I’ve even heard that he fainted shortly before going on stage to perform once O.o Even if he may not be the most amazing vocalist I’d be impressed if he was able to sing at the same level as usual, given the circumstances.

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    1. I did not notice a drop in quality but that’s because I actually couldn’t find more recent stuff for BAP than late last year kind of before the whole legal process started. It’s excusable, however, if due to fatigue, his singing seems weaker since that is just not technique alone, that is overworking himself.

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    1. I’ve seen this performance before and this is what I had to write about it when I watched it:
      “3:56 that was just really not nice. 3:26 was also pretty much not nice. I don’t personally think Leo is competent myself but only cuz Idk him so I cant say for sure… C#5 and so on, those notes are too high to attempt, Changmin strains them but he uses more head in his mix so it doesn’t sound like he’s dying… C#5’s for both Eunkwang and Leo were just really not good
      Okay so you found in the search that Daehyun is average and Leo decent? Not from me, but from the people who said that, as far as I’m aware, both were considered “decent”. Now in my own terms… Daehyun was the only one with good placement in this performance, the only who had resonance, Leo has a very light bright voice, but his G#4’s barely even sounded supported and anything above was very strained, Eunkwang also was just straining and wasn’t supporting well, Youngjae’s support was okay and Daehyun had resonance on F#4’s and G#4’s, which is as high as he sang… the sustained F#4 slide to G#4, the G#4 was supported and the F#4 resonant.. if anything Daehyun is an above average vocalist at least and the rest to me, from this performance, sound like average vocalists.”
      it’s from the OneHallyu vocals thread, so it’s a reply to someone specifically, is there anything more that you’d like to know about it though?

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      1. Wow thank you ^^ oh and I saw some fans argued about Dae should do Changmin’s high note instead of Eunkwang but even as a B.A.P fan I doubted if he could do that… do you think he could reached that high? Changmin’s high note is C5-C#5-E5 right? And thank you again ^^

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      2. Oh yes, Daehyun’s highest note is what? F#5? or F5? I’m sure he could strain it, but none of them should do it, not even Changmin LOL

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      3. Surprisingly Changmin’s highest belt is G5 on a peak to A5. He and Max Changmin have the highest belts for male in kpop. What’s up with these Changmin’s doing extreme high notes? Changmin was with that guy in homme, they were singing rock. It was a very powerful song with great stage presence then they they screamed out a G5/A5 and I was like HOLY SHIT!!! It sounded exactly like Steven Tyler. Whoo~

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      4. Here but I don’t know if I want to count it. But I think I can because look at rock singers vocal ranges lol

        1:53 and 3:52~3:57. Very unpleasant to the ears but I’m going to put it in the vocal range video!

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  7. Can you reanalyze Daehyun for the concert he did on Feb 28th? He is singing with other people but I feel like he improved and I want to know if he did and what sections he did improve. 🙂 Hope this comment is not too late!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q75_ZXBOVU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgbJFBiys3s&t=272 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9M4hT6CTuE&t=144 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Eeb9wq-7l0#t=203 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PuLxM2Yl-g&t=45 Thank you!!

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    1. Actually, there’s no need for him to be reanalyzed. ._. He still sings with the same technique as the one in the analysis, for an example on “Almost Is Never Enough” 0:13 tight A4’s, 1:40 sloppy vocal run, 2:42 Bb4 with tension and strain. I do not hear any improvement, sorry. I love his new haircut though!

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      1. I’m sorry. I forgot to type, but Yes! And for me he sounds a like full lyric tenor, but I can’t distinguish a lyric baritone and a full lyric tenor.

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      2. He sounds nothing like a full lyric, his placement is too low and the size of his voice too small. He sounds like a light lyric baritone to me, OR tenor, but definitely not full lyric

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      3. Thank you for answering me and I have a weird feeling that his voice is going to be like that blue/gold and black/white dress. hahaha

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  8. Hello! I’m just wondering if you compare daehyun to yoseob, is yoseob in a higher ‘ranking’ than him? Just a curiosity ^^

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    1. I’m not sure yet, Yoseob is more or less even with him when it comes to his mixed voice, his intonation, his falsetto and agility. The one thing Yoseob may have is a better lower range, but I’ve yet to check the consistency of his lower range. >_<

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      1. I thought so too but people keeps on hating on me when I say that .-.
        Thank you for answering! Good luck on your next analysis~

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  9. i hope that daehyun won’t hurt his voice too much when he attain the high notes. btw, may u analyse bts’ vocals~they are now coming back and i would like to know their ability. i dont know if i have suggested before, but never mind><

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  10. hello! i really love your blog and I’m happy you did an analysis on one of my favorite vocalists in kpop ^_^

    this is really educating and it helps understand how an artist needs not only how to “sing well” but also employ proper techniques so that they can take care of their voices too 🙂

    i’d like to ask, can you mention performances by Daehyun that you consider as his best vocal performances?

    oh and i’m also surprised that Youngjae needs much mucn improvement :O maybe it’s just me being biased LOL but i always thought he sounded really good xD i always loved when he and Daehyun would have a duet, i think their voices blend well? or that’s just me being ignorant ;A; what do you think of Youngjae’s live perfs then and does he have one that you’d consider as his best vocal perf?

    Thank you and more power to you! :3

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    1. I am very glad to hear this! Thank you so much for writing a comment here and showing such a positive attitude. The reason I did not include any performance as strongest was because he seems to mostly sing the same in every song, in terms of skill, and no performances showed any specially good vocal approaches that differed from his usual singing. He always tries to oversing and strain higher than he should so, I didn’t really have any that stroke me as his best.
      Youngjae is an adorable guy, he’s attractive and he has a nice voice but vocally he is very unstable and barely shows support in his voice. Their voices do seem to blend well together but that’s not really as much a skill as it is a natural serendipity. I have not listened to Youngjae enough so be able to tell you what his best vocal performance is but when I do analyze him, that question shall be answered if one of them strikes me as better than his usual. I apologize for my not so satisfying answers ^ ^;
      Thank you so much regardless! ❤

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      1. oh my gosh! you replied! thank you! 😀 and don’t worry, i do love my biases to bits but i can still draw the line from being too crazy obsessive haha because i do notice their weaknesses too :3

        when you say mostly sing the same, did you mean Daehyun? like he still doesn’t have a performance that struck you as best by him?
        From Daehyun pre-debut till now, has there been a huge improvement? I’ve seen his past videos and i can tell a bit that he still lacked the control though one thing hasn’t changed (imo) is the way he conveys his emotions through the songs and i think (again xD) that he does that amazingly or maybe that’s just me being biased again? haha

        I do notice that Youngjae strains most of the time when he does high notes but, I’m not really sure about this though, he sometimes has adlibs that sounds fine to me? but I’d like your opinion on it though xD

        maybe i can suggest a performance if it’s okay with you :3

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      2. Yes I did mean Daehyun. He did not have any performances that stuck out to me as being better than the usual so I didn’t really choose any. No, there hasn’t been a huge improvement from pre-debut up until now. There has been improvement, but it’s not that big of an improvement overall. No, I mean if you like his singing and if you feel his emotion in his singing, all the more power to you. I personally don’t feel emotion from any singer at all, only from songs.
        When you send me videos like this that do not include his solo singing, or even when you do send me videos of him singing by himself, if you mention that you feel that some of his adlibs sound fine to you I’d rather you give me time stamps on the parts you believe he does exceptionally well in.
        1:52 in ¡Corre! he sounded a bit shallow and that was only Eb4. Again I still have my doubts about his vocal fach, but I do think he’s a baritone, cuz whenever he’d sing above Eb4, he would sound the lightest and headiest of the 3. 2:10 he doesn’t sound too bad, but this is lip synched so the visual doesn’t reflect the vocal struggle. He sounds a bit tight and small in sound. 2:38 his placement is very undesirable, because it lacks tone and depth of color. It’s okay, that’s all it is. It’s okay.
        As for the Voice Mail video..1:37 his support is weak so his voice sounds shaky and trembly throughout that line, which is common for him. 1:57 again very tight sounding but it’s G4, it’s not an easy note for a baritone, if that’s what he is. 2:06 that B4 wasn’t bad in placement, the G4 sustained beforehand was very tight sounding and light in tone. 2:12 that was head voice placed in the mask, very tight throat. His support is very weak regardless of his voice type. Like not taking supported range into consideration nor voice type, strictly talking about his technique, you can hear he has stability issues, placement issues and support issues. He sounds often tight, nasal, shaky and strained. I hear no resonance and he’s around weak to average or just a low average vocalist, if he’s a tenor, if he’s a baritone then just average in general I guess but could still be weak to average.

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      3. sorry for the late reply..it sucks having a broken pc ;A;

        I’m not really familiar with the technicalities of being a vocalists though but thank you for taking the time to answer my queries 🙂 but I do understand though that if ever both Daehyun and Youngjae would employ proper techniques, they’d improve a lot in their singing and dare I say, even become one of the best vocalists? if i’m not mistaken. Although Daehyun has a wider range compared to Youngjae, right?

        I’m confused when you said that you don’t feel emotions from singers but only from songs :O what do you mean by that? I do understand that there are songs that has lyrics that are really moving but wouldn’t they even be better if they’re being sung? Or maybe it’s just me? >_<

        but anyway, really thank you for taking the time with me, i appreciate it.

        One last question, do you have SuJu's Yesung in your future projects or do you already have an analysis of him? He's one of my faves too hehe

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      4. Well having a wider range or not isn’t much of a big deal, if anything Daehyun has showcased more range than Youngjae more so than Daehyun having a naturally wider range. Daehyun’s range is a very standard range for a human being, one thing for sure he has a wider mixed voice range. However yes, if they were both to really polish up their technique they could be some of the best vocalists but that’s on them and their own work ethic.
        I mean simply that I never personally associate emotion with a singer, I was never one to say “this singer has a lot of emotion when they sing this song” …I usually just go “this is such a beautiful song, it’s so sad, I love it”. To me it’s about the composition of the song itself, not the singer. Sometimes also I prefer the voice of a singer over the voice of another singer, but I don’t listen to songs because I “feel emotion from the singer”, I listen to songs because I like the songs. No matter how much emotion the singer may have or even how good their technique is, if I don’t like the song, I won’t listen to it. I mean I feel most people were raised with that mentality that singing is about emotion, to me singing is about expressing yourself into a song and then delivering the song properly, creating a mood, but creating a mood is also technique. Techniques such as breathiness, control of dynamics and such, those are all part of musicality and don’t really seem to be “emotion” to me, instead they’re more like another side of technique. So tl;dr emotion to me is from the song, not the singer. The way a singer sings a song is another technical side of singing to me, because if you really think about it, things such as dynamics were always written INTO music sheets and such when they gave pieces to orchestras and opera singers, so it is still a part of technique imho. So yeah, but then again this is how I personally feel about songs, people try to drag the emotion card too often and I’m like “sorry I don’t feel anything from anybody, the song is beautiful though.”
        Yesung is in the future projects, he hasnt been analyzed for reasons I don’t know but I took him over and I’ll wait for the KRY comeback for me to analyze him. ^ ^

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  11. Heyyyy I just realized that you updated your Future Projects list and you don’t have Sonamoo’s High.D and Minjae on it 😦 If you could do them sometime in the future it would be amazing because I’ve always wanted to know how good Minjae is. Also if you could analyze Kara’s Han Seungyeon and Girl’s day Minah anytime soon…(I’ve waiting for these 2 for quite sometime…haha) Thank you so much for the hard work you’ve put into these analyses!!(Especially Daehyun’s and Secret’s Jieun’s… they are like my most favorite kpop singers) 🙂

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    1. I am sorry I did not include those vocalists yet, but since they debuted not long ago, I haven’t included Sonamoo, CLC nor The Ark yet because they all lack material and none of the members are higher than the average skill for a vocalists, so I’d give them time to improve their vocal skill for now. I promise to get to Minah and Seungyeon soon. ^ ^

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      1. Awww… it’s okay, but I have a question, although there is not a lot of information, out of Sonamoo, CLC, and The Ark, who do you think is the best vocalist? Thanks!

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  12. I don’t know why but I’ve always compared Daehyun to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, there’s something in their voices, maybe natural tone or timbre, that sounds similar to me lol

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  13. I know this is probably really random, since this is Daehyun’s vocal analysis, but i didnt know where else to put this comment… So anyways, I was wondering what you thought of BTS’s Jimin and Jungkook. Also, how was Jimin’s high note at the end of “Let Me Know”?

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    1. The really high falsetto? It’s really really strained. I have already commented on Jimin and Jungkook, let me copy-paste.
      “Jungkook and Jimin are both very airy and have very stylistic singing techniques. They’re quite nasal and airy, but they can both produce different tones but the difference is Jungkook can actually control and support his voice to a degree whereas both Jin and Jimin sound strained and tight throughout their singing and they rely on their throats a lot, Jungkook has support and that’s my first initial thought on how different they are.”
      and
      “Thank you so much. I hope you still believe that even after everything. Why are those soundcloud links and not youtube links? haha I’m surprised. I’m not sure if I would analyze both V and Jin, as well as Jimin and Jungkook. They’re far from being a vocally centered group and they’re a 7 membered group with 4 vocalists and 3 rappers, I don’t think any of the vocalists are skilled enough to be considered above other groups with less vocalists or more vocalists, yknow what I mean? I mean they’re theoretically only 4 vocalists, it’s like analyzing every single member of 2NE1 or 2AM, or even thinking of SNSD, analyzing all 9 of them isn’t necessary.

      I can say that for sure V and Jungkook are the stronger vocalists of BTS, but even then I believe Jimin is considered a lead vocalist and V just a vocalist, right? It’s quite unfair imho. V’s overall singing has support, some relaxed feeling and control but he also gets easily tight and strains without getting too high. His lower range isn’t as developed as it could be considering that he’s a baritone. Jin on the other hand, I already had a formed opinion on him but since this is kind of a studio recording where he had the chance to do more than one take and do his best, I’m hearing an overall better vocal performance from him. Generally though both Jin and Jimin often sound tight throughout their whole range and have very weak support overall, also are generally pretty throaty, nasal and tense. The whole last chorus revolves around very tense and throaty F#4’s with a high larynx and nasal placement, which makes it hard for me to out him anywhere above a weak vocalist. I’d like to consider V for an analysis over Jimin but I’m still not sure how to feel about his singing either. I mean V’s support around D4/E4 is still pretty shallow and causes him to sound tight and tense but it’s still overall more supported than Jin or Jimin. His lower range is really not that developed for a baritone though, his C3’s sound comfortable but not developed.

      I do appreciate the audios you sent but for the best analyses, it’s usually best to hear them singing live in one take, that’s when you’re at your most vulnerable state and your true skill is tested, depending on your vocal condition of course. Studio gives you too many advantages, though I appreciate the audios and I really hope the words I’m saying don’t come off as too harsh or mean. I do apologize if they do.”

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  14. What did you think about this performance?

    Order of singing parts goes Daehyun, Eunkwang, Leo, and Youngjae. Daehyun was sick. Eunkwang did the “Changmin High note” and Leo did another high note after. Tbh, I didn’t love the performance (even though my bias was there) but still…

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    1. I think it’s quite bad actually. Lots of straining, Daehyun and I think Youngjae did the best because they didn’t try to sing the really high parts, but Eunkwang’s and Leo’s really high notes were pretty strained. Daehyun’s highest note I think was G#4 which was fine for him.

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    1. Sure. I’ll tell you for all of them actually..except Himchan cause he hit the wrong note so they stopped him way too soon lol
      Daehyun 0:39 Low larynx F#2 0:52 low larynx F#2 again kinda flat?
      Jongup 0:33 C3 0:41 kind of G2 there?
      Youngjae 1:09 G#2 1:12 E2 1:54 E2 2:03 F2
      Yongguk 1:11 F2 1:14 E2 1:51 E2 1:59 E2 2:13 F#2 2:19 Eb2 2:49 Eb2 3:01 kind of D2?
      Zelo 1:12 Eb2 1:55 Eb2/E2 2:15 E2 2:25 kind of D2? It’s really airy.

      A lot of the notes I didn’t point out were E2’s, like Youngjae, Yongguk and Zelo all hit E2’s…a lot. Like a LOT. lol So Zelo’s and Yongguk’s lowest notes are D2/Eb2 and Youngjae is E2. All 3 of them (and Himchan) are baritones I believe, so it’s expected of them to be the only ones standing at the end of the battle, Daehyun and Jongup being the two tenors of the group.

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      1. It seemed to have head placement but it can be hard to tell because at first it sounds like falsetto, it could be the reverb giving me a false impression.

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  15. Im not sure if anyone is going to reply to this or not, but i have a question about you guys rating Daehyun an “above average vocalist.” Now i dont want to come off as a biased fanboy, but he is much better than “above average.” I personally think he’s a better than baekhyun, a guy with the same vocal range and recieved a higher rating from you guys. I would consider him to be better than hyorin or atleast on the same level. he has a lot better control over his voice than hyorin, daehyuns notes (specifically high notes) last longer and are more consistent then hers as well. Also you guys say that daehyun strains his voice when hitting higher notes but have you considered the fact he sings them while doing pretty aggressive dance moves and is constantly overworked??

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    1. Of course we reply to most every comment we get. ^ ^ That’s okay to be a fanboy, but you have to understand what it is to be considered Above Average.

      I have to ask you if you read the criteria first. Vocal range has nothing to do with the rating for an example. Did you read the content within the analysis and compare it to the criteria? If you did you’d see why his technique makes him an above average vocalist. You say he had better control than Hyorin, in what way do you mean that? Long high notes don’t mean anything at all actually because what good is having long high notes if they’re full of tension?

      Yes Daehyun might be able to sing very high and hold his notes for long periods of time, but you have to understand that that not only isn’t a reason for him to be considered good, it’s actually damaging to him due to the amount of pressure he puts on his neck, his throat and how compressed and pushed up his larynx is, all that tension is very damaging and is very improper technique.

      The videos we used to analyze the high notes, for an example, are mostly videos where he’s standing still. We favor videos where the vocalists is singing while standing as opposed to dancing. Not only that, the strain is present in studio as well, not just live. The sound of a high larynx and a tense throaty sound is very distinguishable.

      I’m not sure if this reply is what you were expecting but do take the time to read the analysis carefully while comparing it to the criteria. Also keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy his singing and if to you he’s one of the best vocalists in kpop, that’s perfectly fine. You’re entirely to your taste and your opinion, don’t let an analysis change that. Concentrate on the content of the analysis and worry about his vocal health, don’t worry about the rating.

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  16. I don’t know if it’s okay to ask but… are u kind of familiar about Youngjae? he sounds so nasal here I’m surprised 😮 I never heard him that nasal b4 this ( maybe bcoz i didn’t really mind b4 lol) is he like that since debut though… even I kind of think that Jongup(silver/grey hair) sings kinda better and sounds like Taeyang lol…

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  17. Ahmin, I wanted to ask if you think Daehyun is starting to care for his voice ever since BAP rejoined TS enterainment on their own terms and with Bang Yonguk. I’m pretty good at distinguishing a singer singing over backtrack and he is not belting the ”we are young” part. Do you if he has nodules of some kind or some vocal health problem.
    0:55, 1:07, 2:41

    2:14, 3:58

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    1. So you mean he’s trying to preserve his voice by letting the backing track play and lip synch the part where he’d strain more live? Yeah that could be so. I don’t know if he has nodules.

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      1. I’ve been worried about Dae Hyun damaging his vocal chords basically since this analysis came out. 😦
        B.A.P. were on hiatus for quite some time. While listening to live performance of track Young, wild and free, did you notice any improvement in Dae Hyun’s technique?

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      2. At least no decline, yay, let’s hope he’ll get a good vocal coach soon.

        Thank you for your quick response. As a person who knows very little about vocal techniques etc. I really appreciate your work here and your willingness to share knowledge. 🙂
        Wish you good health and luck!!! 🙂

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  18. You’re analyzing Youngjae soon aren’t you?
    Here is a recent link with a which I believe better range for him:

    BTW, I’m honestly shocked that you named V as an average and Youngjae as a weak vocalist in the comments here as a fan of both of them I think this is a bit unfair lol

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    1. Unfair how? When was Youngjae said to be a weak vocalist? ._. Do you mean Jungkook? I mean V and Youngjae are both baritones and we don’t know if they’re weak or average yet, we’ll find out when they’re analyzed so don’t worry ahah Thanks for the video!

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    1. I’m so sorry, I saw this comment but I forgot to reply! His friends? You mean the other B.A.P. members? lol He looks so pretty when he cries omg lol 0:44 Bb4 strained, everything else was okay. Actually it doesn’t sound like B.A.P. so I don’t know who’s singing with him. 1:14 more Bb4’s, more strain, throatiness present. These notes are above his supported range, so it’s not surprising. Same goes for 1:29 ~ 1:33. All of the other guys were straining around 1:44, everyone was straining in this part. 1:52 this song is pretty high so it’s taking them all outside their comfort zones. 1:59 the runs in that part weren’t very precise with pitch. A lot of the notes after this were strained as well, and the other tenor guy who was singing in a strained mask placed falsetto was drowning Daehyun out a lot so you could barely hear him. He looked so pretty though.

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  19. Hello 😀
    Thank you so much for your work and your explanation, you’re amazing. I didn’t know where I could find those explanations with a good and objective analyse. Thank you ❤
    Are you a singer too ?
    I always felt that there was something strange with his singing, I don't know anything about that, but sometimes when he sings, I feel pain ? I mean, I always thought that he forces too much with his voice, so I become worried for him :/
    If his weaknesses and his vocals technniques are corrected and more treated, can he get a better ranking and like that, his voice will be more treated ?
    If he continues to sing like that without a improvement, his vocal cords will be damaged no ?
    I really worried about this 😦
    He needs a better vocal technique, so he needs a good coach vocal I guess to care of him ?
    Did you watch this ?

    He appeared on Masked singer.

    Thank you for your hard working and fighting for the future ❤
    I hope my English is ok haha ^^

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    1. I’m glad you enjoy the analyses! Yes we’re all singers and some of us are also vocal instructors. Of course, the ranking is directly related to their level of vocal technique. No don’t be silly, your English is fine! ^ ^

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      1. Amazing *.*
        Thank you for answering the question.
        I’m glad for my English level, Above Average ? xD
        Take care of you ^^

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      1. It’s not THAT heady, it gets headier as he sings higher but it is more on the heady side than the chesty side overall even in the lower range. It’s like (the number is rough) 55/45 in the lower part of his mix and then like 75/25 in the higher part.

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  20. Hey if Kpop had a Bass Singer, what do you think that person will bring to the industry musically, and how may they fit in? what kind of group do you guys see a bass singer in?

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    1. Well it’s really hard to say quite honestly. It’d be very different and I think it’s not something anyone would be used to, basses sound heavy and really dark/heavy voices are not easy to market. Not only that, songs wouldn’t be written majorly in the fourth octave, which is known as the octave in which the human ear is most likely to pay attention to the sound of something. I honestly don’t see a bass being part of a K-pop idol group, but he could be part of an acapella group, or a band, or as a solo artist. Idol music might not necessarily fit their sound.

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  21. Hi! First of all I want to say that I really love and appreciate the work you do and effort you put in making those analysis’ and I hope that you’ll continue doing this great blog 🙂

    Now for my question/request: I was wondering if you would consider updating Daehyun’s analysis (since it has been over one and a half years and I feel like he has improved). Of course only if you want and have time to do so because I know that you get a lot of requests, so feel free to ignore my request.
    Or maybe instead of updating his whole analysis you could just tell me in the comments if he has improved at all?

    Here are some recent live performances:

    He doesn’t sing much in this one but I put it here because I think it’s funny and cute and I feel like Jongup has improved a lot since début.

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    1. Hi there!! Thank you for your amazing support!
      So just so you know, we really do appreciate it when fans keep us up to date with new releases of their artists here and there because all in all, it helps us be sure if there is or there isn’t improvement in their singing. Now if there is significant improvement we do make edits to the analyses or even rewrite them. If there are any drastic changes in their technique at all whether positive or not, we update/edit the analyses. So with that in mind, the reason no change has been made to Daehyun’s analysis isn’t due to us not considering an update, but simply because there’s nothing to update. It’s a lot more common for idols not to improve over the years than it is for them to improve because it doesn’t matter if you sing more and more, if you don’t change the way you sing or practice, your singing ability won’t change if your habits are the same.
      For Daehyun it’s the same thing. I don’t hear any improvements or changes in his technique. In With You the highest note he sang was G#4, which is within his supported range and he generally starts getting tight around there. Support and good placement are there as usual but he gets tight and heady above that, which happened in Wild Young and Free. He sings more above G#4 in the chorus of that song which is where he strains more. So all in all there’s no improvement for him. I hope that answers your question.

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  22. Oh hai!!
    In this video

    may i ask what that note is at around 3:13.
    I’m sure its in the sixth octave
    …and likely to be sung by Daehyun (provided that was a very strained vocal sound and not some after effect whistle stuff)
    thx!!

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  23. Hi, I was wondering how he did in that clip he shared seeing as it’s rare to hear him actually sing in a lower range. I’m more interested in the parts where he sings lower (I’m guessing around 0:55 – 1:10 is mostly strain happening anyway) so mostly the Wild Flower cover that starts at 1:18.
    Also, from 2:19 onwards, on the Eyes, Nose, Lips cover, for some reason, he sounds different and a lot more airy (?). Is it just him mimicking Taeyang’s style ?

    Thanks

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    1. 0:25 he used head voice, that was nice. From what I’m hearing, he is not really singing low, the lowest note I’m hearing him hit in the beginning is Eb3, which he hit a few times. Yes you got the strained part correct. Actually Wildflower only goes down to Eb3 as well, so it’s not really low. He is singing along to Park Hyoshin so hearing him is hard cause again this is a very narrow range, Eb3 ~ F4 or so at most. He is not really airy in Eyes Nose and Lips, but he is a bit nasal. More so than usual that is, for sure. From what I’m hearing, the only difference I’m hearing is him using his head voice more.

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    1. He sounds really clear, his transitions into falsetto are decently smooth and his pitch is good. I have no idea what you mean by stable as that’s a vague term, but he was clean and pretty opened, as his highest mixed voice note was the G#4 at 0:58 although there’s a bit of grittiness happening. After that he wasn’t as clean. 1:05 sloppy runs and strained thin B4.

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  24. Can I ask when you said that the Supported Range which in this case, Daehyun, is from C3 to G4, does it mean that using only chest and mixed he can go to that range? Or is it only chest voice

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  25. Hello! First of all, thank you for the analysis ^^! I have four questions, I rather use one comment than four ;-;

    [1st and 2nd video are under 30s, I got just the part I wanted you to look at]

    -First one:
    Although I know here Daehyun sounds pretty strainned and it is not one of my favourite performances, I want to ask between 0:07-0:12. What he sings sounds pretty awesome, I love how it sounds, but I do not know if he is doing something wrong with the voice (like, is it nasal, strain, air…?)
    First video: https://vt.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_odzzpard3Y1vumpj9.mp4#_=_

    -Second one:
    This is just the same song but in japanese, he does the same with the voice, I just want to know if this time he sang better ^^ 0:00 to 0:14.
    Second video: https://vt.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_oidirjfchY1thsnji_480.mp4#_=_

    -Third question, I’ve read all the comments but I’ve never seen someone asking for Himchan’s voice, although he doesn’t really sings a lot in B.A.P and he is just a supportive singer and rapper I think he has a very beautiful voice, kind of airy, and in Skydive’s era it sounds nasal for me, btw. He is well know for his abilities with music and instruments, so I have to ask, what do you think of his voice?

    0:37-0:43 / 0:49-0:53

    1:15-1:24

    0:15-0:20 / 0:28-0:33

    -Fourth and last question!: This is my favourite performance of B.A.P, I think this is one of their best performances, if not the best, but when it comes to Daehyun I need to ask because he sounds perfect to me, he starts singing at 2:18. At 2:43 do you think he is strained or is he using well his voice as I can hear? o.o Also, if you are not exhausted with this loooong question [I’m sorry ;-;] Would you hear Youngjae at 4:10 and 8:18, isn’t he pushing his tongue to the back?

    Thank you very much! Sorry fot the long question, but I’ll read your answer^^ [Forgive me if I made any mistake with the grammar or with the sentences, english is not my native language]

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    1. I am impressed that you even got the part that you wanted to ask about specifically. To be honest your comment kind of scared me cause there are a lot of links and it’s long but your questions are specific and you are giving me time stamps, so that honestly makes me want to answer your questions. I thank you for that. ^ ^

      1 & 2. There are a lot of things going on for that part you highlighted. Straining, a high larynx, air pressure being pushed when he sang the H that wasn’t part of the word he was singing, the run. I’m not exactly sure what you mean by what sounds awesome but the quality is rough, his larynx is high, his throat is closed and the sound is very squeezed. In Japanese, it’s not very different, the difference is the audio quality.

      3. What do I think of his voice or what do I think of his singing? Those are two very different things. I actually don’t believe I’ve heard him sing before. If you watch the way Himchan, you can tell he isn’t a trained vocalist. He barely opens his mouth, he is airy, he mostly projects through his nose because he doesn’t open his mouth enough and he barely engages his vocal cords. They barely come together, so the sound is blocked, muffled, airy and nasal. The lip synched performance of Mirotic makes him look like he is enunciating better but the sound is still fairly shallow and nasal. Now his voice, personally, I like it. It’s a nice baritone voice.

      4. 2:33 he was straining here already, 2:35 here too. Those are A4’s which are outside his supported range. 2:43 that note is F4, that’s not high. It’s within his supported range, so it’s well placed and supported, the vibrato may be a bit forced though. 4:10 F4’s for Youngjae’s voice are like A4’s for Daehyun’s voice, so it’s unfair when a baritone has to sing in the same exact range as a tenor. Youngjae often sounds REALLY throaty cause he forces his voice a lot in the tenor range that isn’t natural to him. He is pushing his tongue a bit when he sustains the last note at the end of each phrase. 8:18 I don’t hear much tongue tension in this, just the general throatiness.

      Your English isn’t bad at all by the way! ^ ^

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      1. That was fast haha In 1&2 I meant when he goes to a low note,then he recovers to the high one and ends like his voice cracked/(breaked, reverbered? T.T), it reminds me of a rocker scream/(shout?) (I do not know the proper words;-;), so I like how it sounds haha [At 0:10 he is in the middle of this “scream”]

        Thank you for the time and hardwork^^ I learnt a lot today haha xx

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      2. So kind of a run and then a slide you meant and then the H added that cracks his voice for a second. I think that could be one way to describe it.

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