Eb3 ~ C#6 (2 octaves and 5 notes)
Possibly could go higher
F#3/G3 ~ C#5
F#3/G3 ~ A5 (with head voice)
Light Lyric Soprano
- Very Forward Vocal Projection
- Smart Vocalist, the higher she goes the headier her mix gets
- Proper Placement is present all throughout her mix
- Proper head voice is used and up to A5 consistently
- Actual tone is actually carried down to her lowest note
- Very apparent musicianship
- Switches into head voice are done well
- Ignores the Half Air/Half Sound technique
- Overall has very nicely developed registers
- Below F#3 lower notes lack proper projection and a lack in support
- Above C#5 larynx goes up, though proper placement is still maintained
- At times pitch can be off
- Lacks vocal stamina, voice can sound tired while phrasing
- She can be shaky at times
- Occasionally a slightly whiny and nasal tone production can be produced.
- Lower register: Nicely supports down to F#3/G3 below that her lower notes lack proper projection. Unlike most idols that lose their sound almost completely below their lowest supported note, JiMin is capable of carrying down audible tone down to her lowest, Eb3; however, she is virtually unsupported. She is also very comfortable in lower register being able phrase low for lengths of time without any very apparent signs of a struggle. She has a tendency though to lower her larynx to create more of full sound while using the register.
- Mixed register: Very solid support and great resonance up to C#5. Above C#5 she tenses up, but her placement is still correct, therefore even though she is straining her voice is still projected forward. She lacks vocal stamina so after phrasing mid-notes for her a length of time her voice can sound tired and frail. Proper tonality is present majority of the time in her the mid register; at times though she loses focus and lets her sound slip into her nose causing a slightly nasal sound, but this is not a normality for her. When vibrato is used it can be unstable and slightly quick because the control of her vibrato is not 100%, but she normally uses a straight-tone tone production. Therefore vibrato issues are normally avoided. When she does notes in the Eb5-A5 range she allows her voice to become headier, so she doesn’t sound completely in pain.
- Upper register: She normally uses a nicely produced and relaxed head voice. Has shown head voice up to C#6, but is more than likely able to go above that given how easily she produced it. Up to A5 JiMin produces a very clean, resonant, and forward head voice. How well she does on notes between A5 and C#6 is currently unknown because there is no evidence demonstrating her skill in the Bb5-C6 range. That being said it is also currently unknown if she has improved her C#6s. Although JiMin a very nicely produced head voice she doesn’t do much stylistically with it meaning she doesn’t do many complex runs or much dynamic play with it, however, she does switch well into it from Mix voice and Chest voice.
Unlike YeRin, Jimin lacks agility. JiMin attempts to do quick runs and melismas, but they end up not coming out how she intends them to. Majority of her runs are sloppy and pitch inaccurate this is probably due to that she has not practiced improving her vocal flexibility, also it may be because that she doesn’t practice the run enough so she doesn’t know where each note is going and where the vocal line itself is going.
Given her age JiMin is a very skilled vocalist with a very great understanding of music and her own voice. Unlike many artist under JYP she doesn’t have a breathy tone quality because she does not follow the “half air, half sound” technique that many of her co-workers do, therefore her tone production is very clear and resonant. Her understanding of where to place the voice is quite advanced especially for someone so young. She, 99% of the time, produces a non-nasalized and forward tone quality. She keeps her voice placed correctly even on notes as high as A5. Her intonation though not flawfree isn’t bad. She’s able to sing in-tune pretty much all the time with going flat from time to time.
She’s a smart vocalist in the sense that she doesn’t try to pull up chest voice while mixing very high. She lets her voice naturally get lighter, though she still maintains enough chest tones as a result the sound still remains sounding like a mix and not head voice. Also because her placement is so forward her resonance is amplified. Her resonance in the A4-C#5 range is very round and resounding. Though her placement in her mix is almost fantastic her vibrato isn’t quite as fantastic. Her vibrato can occasionally become wobbly and unstable, but she normally uses a straight tone on her mix notes so this is normally avoided; this problem may be fixed as her voice matures. After phrasing mix notes for a while or mixing high her voice can become tired resulting in a frail and whiny tone production, though this problem may be fixed as her voice matures and she gets older.
Her head voice is very bright, nicely head placed, and controlled. Her head register as well as her mix register are her most developed registers. Her head voice is very connected to the rest of her voice as she easily switches into it when needed. She’s very relaxed and comfortable in her head voice being able to do A5s in head voice fairly easily. While promoting ‘Sugar’ JiMin showed off her vocal smarts and her ease in head voice by doing many of the A5s in head voice instead of forcing herself to mix them constantly. In head voice she’s actually able to do very nice runs, not really complex runs, but controlled and stable runs.
Her lower register is fairly well developed and very nicely placed in the chest. Below F#3/G3 her voice does not project very well, but she is still able to keep tone down to Eb3 in the lower register, unlike other Sopranos. Her placement in the lower register isn’t too bad she is pretty chest placed, she just lacks projection and over stability of the tone, as well as having the tendency to sing with an airier tone for stylistic purposes at times. In the lower register she doesn’t seem to be uncomfortable she accesses the bottom notes pretty easily without much sign of a struggle.
Her musically is best described as high belts, changes of melody, and addition of harmonies. She’s very musical. She tends to experiment with different ways of phrasing and harmony. She even does harmonies within 15& performances changing the way she sings phrases live than how she did in the studio. She isn’t really one for runs and tends to stay away from and lets YeRin do that most of the time.
Vocal Range Video(s)
Videos by: Cxxlmanproductions
Analyzed by JiYul