F.T. Island’s Vocal Analysis: Lee Hongki

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Vocal Range

A2 ~ A5 (3 Octaves)

Supported Range

C3 ~ G#4/A4

Voice Type

Light Lyric Tenor

Strengths/Achievements

  • Consistency in mixed voice and resonance is very good up until A4
  • Generally sings with very good pitch
  • Lower range has connection, support and control down to C3
  • Nasality is almost never present in his singing
  • Falsetto is generally in pitch when used
  • Generally sings in a range that’s within his supported range
  • Strongest vocalist in FT Island
  • Musicianship is present, generally changes songs to fit his voice
  • Controls and produces a healthy vibrato

Weaknesses

  • Falsetto is not often used and seems to be an under explored and under developed register
  • Notes above A4 are generally strained with a throaty chesty mix
  • Mixed voice is generally more on the chest-dominant side, causing more strain as he ascends in pitch
  • Pitch can be flat when singing outside of his supported range due to poor support
  • Notes below D3 are generally quiet and poorly supported
  • Although stylistic, tension can often be too present in his singing
  • Due to lack of warming up or fatigue, throaty moments can happen with his singing

Registers

  • Lower register: Somewhat developed in placement but not nearly as well explored as one would desire. Hongki’s lower range is consistently supported from D3 ~ E3 and he has shown the ability to support even as low as C3. Notes below C3, however, become more airy and are hit with the help of the vocal fry register due to lack of development in his lower range.
  • Mixed register: A very consistent part of his voice, where he’s able to keep resonance, good support and placement from the bottom of his mix to even as high as G4/G#4 consistently and is able to stretch that into support and resonance on A4’s. Above A4, however, the mix doesn’t lighten up causing strain in his voice.
  • Upper register: His least explored register by far is his falsetto. It is safe to assume that he can transition into this register in the higher 4th octave with enough ease to keep stable pitch, but the few times he has gone up into the fifth octave were mostly with an airy falsetto in studio.

Agility

As a rock singer, Lee Hongki shows little to no interest in developing agility in his voice. Due to the heavier technique used to sing rock music, where he relies on a chestier mix and more volume, he tends to lose the flexibility existent in the outer parts of the vocal cords that help creating a lighter mix and also a more agile voice. The few times he has done any kinds of slight jumps in vocal melodies, such as in “사랑사랑사랑”, his pitch is mostly fine and his runs generally are quite slow. It is not particularly necessary for him to develop such an ability as a rock singer, but it could be something to be looked into if he has the interest to expand into more genres of music in the future.

Overall analysis

One of Korea’s mid-generation idols and one of the first idols to break into the band music scene, FT Island’s Lee Hongki is also very well known for his unique tone and his singing skills. The tone of his voice is very light and boyish in nature, and yet possessing a husky manly quality to it as he ascends in pitch or adds intensity to his singing. The overall natural tessitura of his voice lie closer to that of a tenor, more likely falling into the Light Lyric fach.

When it comes to his lower range, FT Island’s music is often written for their specific vocal ranges and even by the members themselves. As such, most of the songs often fall in between the D3 ~ A4 range, sometimes peaking at B2 to B4, thus not allowing for much to be shown when it comes to support and development of registers. Having said that, however, Hongki has shown enough times through his more acoustic performances that he is capable of comfortably supporting his voice consistently as low as E3, such as in “I Confess“, D3 in “미치도록” and “Words I Haven’t Said“, and even more recently showing the ability to consistently produce audible, supported and well placed, comfortable C3’s, such as in his performance in the “Vampire Musical” as well as an acoustic cover of “다행이다“. giving the idea of airiness being a stylistic choice more so than lack of development, as well as indicating recent improvement in his lower range. As he descends below C3, however, the tone of his voice is usually lost to a more airy tone and his vocal cords lose the connection they have above that, as well as his support starting to become more shallow, such as in the B2’s of “미치도록” and A2’s from “빛”, where he heavily relies on a more vocal fry-like tone to let the notes come out.

As Lee Hongki ascends into his mixed range, his voice becomes more piercing and more intense, opting for a darker tone with a heavier use of chest voice in his mix. The heaviness is mostly due to the chest-dominant mix he uses, as opposed to him having that dark of a tone. His voice is generally very consistent in support in his mix, producing effortless resonance from F4 ~ A4. He has shown numerous times that he is able to sustain G4’s with resonance, such as in “내사랑 내곁에” and”사랑사랑사랑“, G#4’s, such as in “청혼“, “그대는 인형처럼 웃고 있지만” and “사랑앓이“, and A4’s such as in “말리꽃“, “모두다 사랑하리“, “고해” and “신사동 그사람“. Even though his placement is quite pleasant and so is his support, the result of a chest-dominant mix can be that at times fatigue can cause his condition to change quite easily and for his range to be affected. At times Lee Hongki might fall flat when trying to sing above A4, due to the lack of head voice in his mixed voice, such as the Bb4’s in “좋겠어” and “바래“. At other times, even in better condition, the strain in his voice becomes apparent above A4 due to the heaviness of tone, causing Hongki to rely a lot on his throat and having a high larynx on higher belts, such as the B4’s in “신사동 그사람“, “PRAY” or the C5’s in “태양을 피하는 방법” and “조조할인“. Even though, he does still show characteristics of a tenor by being able to push his voice to mix as high as Eb5, while singing “지독하게“, even with a heavy chest-muscle coordination. Another downside of his mix, as well, lies within his stylistic choice of purposely tensing up his voice with heaviness of rock singing, which can cause his voice to sound throaty and slightly tense, such as in “사랑앓이 (Different Performance)” and “고해“.

The highest register Hongki has shown is his falsetto register. As opposed to the rest of his voice, this register is not nearly as used nor as explored, which can be due to the fact that he is not as confident using this register live, as well as it not fully fitting the style of music he usually sings. In the original version of “태양을 피하는 방법“, Rain sings a full tone below Hongki’s key and switches into falsetto on a Bb4, whereas in Hongki’s cover, he chooses to belt the C5 instead of switching. The few times he’s switched live, he shows less projection and the sound of his voice becomes clearly more airy and less well placed, creating a disconnected falsetto instead of a full sounding head voice, such as the A4 in “조조할인” and the G4 in “이젠 남이야“. The few times his voice can gone above the fourth octave were the C#5’s and D5’s of “미치도록“, which he avoids live and the A5 in the studio version of “사랑사랑사랑”, where there’s a clear need for a push of air causing strain in his voice and showing a lot of tension, which can also validate the theory that his voice just isn’t as comfortable in his falsetto register as it is in the rest of his range.

Musically speaking, he has a very sensitive ear to music and is able to perform quite well within the rock-pop genre of music, using the right degree of airiness, throatiness, resonance, dynamics and knowing exactly when to be soft, quiet and whisper-like, or when to really give all his power to further emphasize the full content of the music he sings, to better deliver his vocal performances. For the most part, Hongki shows not only consistency in tone produce, a consistent column of sound, support and pitch, but also he shows many times the ability to use vibrato with a healthy natural vibrato, and the ability to control that vibrato, choosing when to add it and when not to have it in his singing. As he ascends above his supported range, however, his vibrato becomes generally unsteady, uneven and tense.

As a performer, idol, vocalist and entertainer, Lee Hongki has always shown professionalism and a passion for what he does. Not only has he consistently been able to sing better as the years passed, he always delivers good performances, knowing how to use the stage and how to act out the best he can on stage. As a vocalist, however, Lee Hongki’s main priority would be further developing the rest of his chest voice into his lower extremes, as well as learning better mixing technique to become even more versatile in his upper range, as well as exploring the rest of his falsetto range.

Musicianship

Although for the most part Hongki generally stays in the original melody lines of songs, he has the ear to further embellish his songs by playing around more so with the rhythmic approach of the vocal delivery, than the melodic approach. Even then, Hongki has shown a couple of times the ability to change his songs around, even if subtle in changes, he does have the sensibility to add to the music, as well as changing parts of the melody to better fit the condition of his voice in the day of the performance, examples including the acoustic versions of “사랑사랑사랑” and “미치도록“.

Rating

Proficient Vocalist

Vocal Range Video(s)

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Best Vocal Performances

Analyzed by Ahmin (Kitsunemale)

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274 thoughts on “F.T. Island’s Vocal Analysis: Lee Hongki

  1. Hi! Thanks as always for the detailed analysis~~ I really love reading them, and Hongki is one of my favorite singers in the kpop/krock industry. It makes me happy to know that he’s a competent vocalist. OH and a huge thanks for analyzing Minzy from 2NE1. I feel that she’s underrated as a vocalist, cause she’s the least popular in the group.

    I know that you’re pretty busy, but do you mind checking this out and telling me your thoughts? I’d love to hear what you have to say.

    PS Jonghoon is very hot. And his guns are heavenly. I used to have a picture of his arms saved on my desktop, but then I deleted it. Too bad we can’t see them in the above ^

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    1. Oh I’m glad you feel happy for our current analyses! Haha ^ ^ Oh I watched this performance..well a performance of this song in 2011, it was mentioned in the analysis for his resonance up to A4. This performance of it was a bit more rough and a bit throatier but all within style and the way he projects and places his voice is good regardless of style, he has consistent resonance up to A4 regardless. Yes Jonghoon is bae. LOL

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  2. Hongki is participating in Im Jae Bum’s 30th anniversary album and he going to sing For You. you think he can pull it off? Im Jae Bum is his adopted father lol. i cant wait to hear his version.

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  3. Anything noteworthy (good and bad) in these two performances? (in the 1st video the song is right at the start) Both are from the showcase for his solo mini-album which he just released. He performed all 6 songs but only these 2 are challenging (you’re welcome to listen to the others though! haha). The 2nd video is his title track, and the key in this performance is lower than the original studio recording since the high notes towards the end are kinda a struggle for him.

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    1. Hi! ^ ^ I should focus on his solo debut too because I want to make a vocal range video for him soon but for now, yeah I won’t yet lol Either way, I don’t notice anything new or specially different for his singing here.

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  4. HI! Great analysis 🙂 I agree with you that those two are in his best vocal performances. You know, I also thought the Immortal Song 2 perf of 신사동 그 사람 was the best one he had done live, so when I first listen to this one I thought he was singing half a tune higher or something like that but nope, this is actually the original pitch. Also, I don’t know if you watch fancams to, but in (especially) in the acoustic lives in FTI’s concerts this year his voice doesn’t sound as strained as usual 🙂

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  5. Hongki sung Stigma by Yim Jaebum at last night Hidden Singer. what do you think of his short performance?

    i don’t know if you know this but Yim Jaebum is his adopted father. Hongki is a lucky sob to have such a legend as his aboji 😄

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  6. Hongki said he will sing Insensible opera style if he win 1st place at Music Bank and he won! and here is his opera style, what do you think?😂😂

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  7. i have search comments about jaejin, but cant find the right. i want to know if jaejin is an average vocalist? he seems to be able hitting high notes well, like in the song ‘neverland’. he harmonize with hongki, i guess. and his low not that bad. what do you say?

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    1. I think he’s more towards weak, we’re not really going to analyze Jaejin cause he sings but then so does Jonghyun of CN Blue, but they’re like back up vocalists in a way. Jaejin and Jonghyun don’t really support, they sing very much in their throats from what I’ve heard.

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      1. yes, i didnt really expect you to analyze him or jonghyun, since they are not real vocal and both not enough skill.
        ah, so both do sing with their throat. i have no idea to differentiate throat base and the good one singing.

        thanks to you all, now i listen to the good vocalists more

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  8. *screamminn’* i found this clip of Hongki singing acapella-ish during his solo concert in China. start at 3:57

    his voice is so clear here 🙂 what do you think of it?

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    1. He sounds pretty, there’s nothing for me to say. 4:17 that A4 was quite nice! One of his better ones recently, slightly closed but it was supported.

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  9. nobody cares to analyze all your voice because it’s so nonsensical and incorrect analysis of their voice, and always analyzing mistakes and defamation, lowering their voices, no one wants analysis care about nonsense, just listen to them sing is enough, do not need to hear your analysis of bullshit and not true to other people’s voices, your analysis does not is right, the whole bullshit and mistakes

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    1. M’am, if you don’t like the analysis and you did not need to read it (which obviously is a problem for you since you probably can’t understand half of it), why are you still here? You think the analysis is bullshit? Then go. Bye bye~ Thanks for coming! He is literally in the top 10 male idols…if that is somehow insulting to you..then wow, you are really really hard to please.

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      1. Perfect? If you can’t accept constructive criticism you can never improve, nobody is perfect. Nobody is telling you that he isn’t great, he could just be even better and improve.

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      2. we will accept the criticism if it is true, but everyone praised the excellent and perfect in hongki voice, only you are always dug unnecessary things and then criticized, larynx hongki weak and thin that the more time he lost his voice or his voice was not as good as every when, and we understand it, and the criticisms or defects that you say no, now hongki voice confirmed his great talent and outstanding singing ability hongki singing have always been praised and recognized for amazing and perfection of voice and no one cons , the fans will perceive it, only you are always dug the small and say what unnecessary

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      3. Your analysis is not always the true, you dug many flaws, but it is really not true in hongki voice, excellent vocal technique and his amazing voice is always perfect, if any defects points but it is only very small, it does not affect the perfection and amazing vocals of hongki , hongki’s voice so amazing and we hope it’s more amazing

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  10. now, his voice is so perfect and his songs live is always great and more people become cry, you can not understand, his voice is so perfect and expect it will increasingly more perfect, you can feel the perfection of it if you watch a lot of music programs, and indeed many people have angelic voice, but I insisted hongki voice is perfect and wonderful, if you want to criticize it would now no longer something to criticize, even if only one little defect it can not influence and hongki voice is amazing and perfect, his vocal cords were weaker and thinner than normal, but it is a feat for talent and his voice

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  11. The analysis is about technique, it’s not meant to dictate your feelings nor your taste. If you feel Hongki is perfect, then that’s fine. You can keep thinking that.

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      1. Everyone? That is a very broad statement. You act like this is a hate blog against Hongki, as if he was the only vocalist analyzed here but many other vocalists were analyzed and received critique as well. Many other vocalists were rated much lower than him and even then, you act like we have something against Hongki. If you don’t like this analysis or any other analysis in the blog, if you don’t understand the terms used, didn’t read the criteria, don’t know how to sing and you know nothing about vocal technique, then don’t worry. You don’t have to care about this analysis, just pretend it doesn’t exist and go. ^ ^

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    1. yes, fans of hongki always is who best understand his vocal , and that is not you, whether you have analyzed a lot but you still can not understand the voice of hongki than his fans……… just need ears of than millions of people feel to be enough, and everyone was crying in great feeling and amazement, everyone feel great and perfect in vocal technique and hongki’s voice, …., only you do not accept

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    2. I understand very well the vocal technique and singing and music, I’ve heard than a million people singing, until now, the music program has always fascinated me, I can be a sound expert music and I’m doing it, because understanding it will not accept mistakes, I never said you against hongki, I just make a comment, you can not be sure that these comments you are always right

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    3. everyone is a broad statement, and there are people who can not feel it, I just said that ” many people ”, you still can not accept, but actually it is so, you still can not comfortably , ok, that’s your own

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      1. You didn’t say many people lol You clearly said “not only me but everyone feel and think like that” “That is the feeling of the everyone”, that’s clearly “everyone”, not “many people”. You keep saying the word “comfortable” and it kind of makes no sense in the context…I guess it’s better to just agree to disagree so please, go. Stop spamming the comment section repeating the same thing over and over again.

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    4. you still do not understand my opinion, everyone but does not mean that ” all ”, not ” many ” ‘but’ ‘so many’ ‘, but I say’ ‘everything people ” feel like that is absolutely correct (if they know the feeling) and there are some people like you, should not ” all ”, can be defined english is incorrect, you still do not understandable in my opinion , can ” all everyone = all people , and i think that it

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  12. not only me but everyone feel and think like that, and all of us will always think so because it is absolutely true, you can not say that your analysis is correct, you have a lot of mistakes, you can not understand the voice of hongki , no one can comment properly on hongki voice, no one understand hongki’s voice than his fans

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      1. only hongki’s fans – the people who ” best understand ” about vocal technique and hongki’s voice, do not need to hear any analysis of one ….. because it is not accurate

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      2. Literally nobody is telling you to hear the opinion of the analysis. I told you many times, just forget about it. Your opinion is not gonna change and neither is ours, so please go.

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    1. If you are truly a hongki fan (knowing how hongki is) you should realize that what you are doing is embarrasing, both to hongki and the fans… I’m a hongki fan and I agree that he has the most beautiful voice, but you can not just shove your opinion like that down the throat of the analyzer. It’s disgusting. Do it properly. If you do not know how to properly argue, then please leave.

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      1. ok, and then I understood that this analysis is not related to the vocals, and it’s just his technique, I and pri know that hongki has the most amazing voice , and I’m sorry for the confusion in english on analysis because it has too much, haha, I and my friends tried to good English translation, ok, and then ……. bad. ………. our children comments, haha, and we know that is childishness after misunderstandings,,,,,,,,, and I did not say say it again ……………………. now, I’m saying things honestly and true ….. …… lol ………. and I know there is also thinking of the primadonal

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      1. stay strong guys, a lot more people respect your analyses.
        btw when will the new one come out? it is been quite a while you know. i also anticipating from frostprincess and pandayeu. they haven’t post a new analyses for a while

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      2. will not care about your analysis, and my friends will not care, ok, if you think only a person and we are working together to review your mistakes

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      3. Oh my god… are you guys even pris? U are making our fandom look bad when we are known to be very chill. And i thought there’s no more immature pris anymore.. This analysis is talking about hongki’s vocal technique and NOT tone or his emotions when he is singing. I have been a pri since they debut and yes… Hongki is not a perfect technical singer. I can see that you are not fluent in English… and therefore do not understand the meaning of vocal technics.. It has none to do with how he sings with emotions or how nice his voice is.

        P.S. Sry kpopvocalanalysis team! Please don’t think pris in general are like that. I love your analysis. And still waiting patiently for Hongki’s vocal range video. Stalking your blog for forever. Lols.

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      4. if not like, you can not read, you’re a fan, but did not understand the voice of hongki than me, I’ve seen more than million songs by hongki live there, nothing to shame the pri, which is failure our thought and a lot of people are not happy about that article, whether hongki not perfect, but there is also the small defects and can not affect the excellent skills and hongki amazing voice – so , hongki voice still be ” perfect ”, he still is the best singer in kpop outstanding and you can not look down or lowering his voice, my friends no interest in your articles , so now there is nothing to say

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      5. Oh no don’t worry!! I love Hongki and I’d never assume his fans are like this, it’s just one crazy fan.

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      6. if you think we are ” spam ” then you can ” stop ” if you want, but we still think like that, can ” spam ” your article

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      7. You keep saying “we” like you’re more than one person, but you’re all texting with the same email and IP Address? I’m not stupid, dear. You’ll be blocked for spamming and immaturity.

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  13. Erm. Sry. I have confidence that i have watched more videos of Hongki’s singing live than you. And i have seen him sing LIVE before in concerts. I love hongki’s voice. I never say his voice is not amazing. I love the way he puts so much emotions when he sings. His voice is so powerful that emotional. His voice made me into a pri and I have been a fan for years. Even all those kpop groups keep on coming out, his voice only stands out to me. His voice to me is very special that nobody else in the kpop world can amaze me like him. Yes, his voice is perfect to me BUT you have to accept the reality that his VOCAL TECHNIQUE isn’t perfect and have flaws, which this analysis is talking about. VOICE IS NOT VOCAL TECHNIQUE. He has been improving his singing for years. This analysis IS NOT CRITICISING Hongki’s vocals.. It is about his STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF HIS TECHNIQUES. Can you please stop spamming and bashing this analysis if you do not understand what’s written in here.

    Seriously.. do you have any idea how much time and effort they spent to analyse hongki’s vocals? If they hate hongki’s vocals, why would they even want to listen and watch so many videos of Hongki’s singing just to make this analysis? Do you even understand this analysis properly? Have you read the rules and how they analyse the vocal techniques?

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    1. Sorry, but I’m sure I’ve seen all the videos and not missing one which, despite technical imperfections hongki but is also very amazing, only slightly minor, but their analysis like him he brought many flaws, but we feel he’s VERY VERY GOOD , and we are not happy about that analysis, we never say they hate hongki, we just say right perspective about idols ……….. sorry if his insult to them ……… may be because our English is not good …….. if the you do not like, can ” spam ”

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  14. ahmin3, on behalf of FT stan ..i would like to apologize for that 1 errr…overly passionate fan?lol
    anyways, you said it yourself Hongki in the top 10 geezz..what else did she want you to say? there were like a thousand of idols in Korea and Hongki in the freaking TOP 10! >__> Hongki probably shaking his head if he knew 1 of his stans behaving like this online. the dude is so freaking humble and down to earth irl.

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    1. oh, if you say we’re too crazy, ok, disappointing …. when you are not happy about hongki whether he did it ” very good ”, and of course we hope hongki will ” better ”, and we just need heard, and just ” listening ” …… ok, if you like the analysis rather than listen,…………. AND we just ” lISTEN ‘ ‘and be happy and feel AMAZING ……….

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  15. if you do not like, ok, we just might come up with ideas, we take time to say ” too much ”, perhaps we should learn English, many mistakes can be made in English we should comment too much, and you still do not understand .. ok, if you do not understand, we say bye bye, and if you still want to debate, we will follow

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    1. No dear, I understand everything you said, you think he’s perfect, he’s got a great voice, great emotion, great singing, his performances are touching and you think he’s the best in Korea. I understand, don’t worry. I just think you’re wrong, that’s all. Bye bye now.

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      1. hey, if you think I did wrong, but not completely, , hongki has’ ‘great voice’ ‘and it’s true, hongki has” great singing talent ” and that ‘ is also true, and his performances are excellent and touching is the truth ..,,,,, you can not deny it, if you not accept the scope of ” good in Korea ”,ok… it’s just one of them, , and I think what I said is true and if it is not ” the best in Korea ”, ok, that may be I heard his praises in an interview ………….. lol ….. and bye

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    1. I think I made mistake, but you’re a disappointment to us, even though I know you …….. lol ………. Our thoughts are reasonable . disappointed when you think it is illusion … aegyo … that you’re talking pri illusion and who is an idol hongki errors and technical errors, …. omo .. …… insensible ,,,,,,crying in the rain ,, — (live) ……. all you hear is not meaning……….. whether you ………. ……. oh no…….. the truth is that now, the technique is very amazing ………. it is true. …… boring for people like you … ,,, we are not kids, or illusion, and you are ??? before and now ,,,,,,,,, pri just know now: hongki is very amazing singer, and you are not happy about it, ok, let’s say goodbye

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  16. LOL wtf.. what kind of a fan are you if you can’t accept that your favorite vocalist isn’t perfect… Personally, I really love B.A.P’s Daehyun, but he strains a lot in the repertoire they write for B.A.P. I can accept that fact. Still love his voice though~ You obviously know nothing about this blog’s purpose and clearly don’t really know what you’re typing out either. You honestly sound very ignorant when you say these statements and never really understand the replies you’ve been receiving… Not even Kyuhyun is perfect bruh. No vocalist is perfect by any means. Hongki is literally one of the top 10 male idol vocalist in Kpop. TOP 10. Do you not understand what that means?.. No sir, YOU ARE SPAM. YOU ARE PROCESSED CANNED MEAT . Well, your brain probably is at the moment..

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    1. Do not bring other idols into, and I’ve heard them, they are not perfect, your brain matter .. ha ha, and I will accept if it is true, you are not pri, please ” disappeared ”, you can not understand anything, so do not interfere, do not pull the other idol group to compare, if not like, ok, you can ”not” read, I do not care about any other idol, do not stress, I think you’re delusional when your idol pulled out compared to hongki, haha, # stop illusions

      idols which you say is not perfect, I’ve heard it all, , I have every reason to comment, ok …. go

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    2. Thank you very much for being not only mature, but arguing in our behalf, but I ask you to just ignore this user, as their comments will just be spammed and deleted from now on. ^ ^ I really appreciate your support either way!

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  17. Before calling anyone “SPAM” or such thing, I really hope you should check out what is “vocal technique”, which is totally different from what you (and your clones) keep on whining about aka Hongki’s voice tone. Next, don’t assure what’s subjective and force people to make it like your assumption in an objective post. I also refuse to take people who call themselves “mature” when they can’t even make proper argument and repeat the same broad content for ten straight comments.

    To kpopvocalanalysis team, I feel sorry for these guys messing around the blog. It was supposed to be enjoyable reading his vocal analysis but then, erh 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for being not only mature, but arguing in our behalf, but I ask you to just ignore this user, as their comments will just be spammed and deleted from now on. ^ ^ I really appreciate your support either way!

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  18. Lol you’re a very funny person. I know Hongki is better than Daehyun vocally. Did I ever say that Daehyun was better than Hongki? No, I didn’t. Tbh, you’re the one who’s acting delusional right now. Why are you even commenting on this blog anyways if you barely even know how to speak the language we comment in? Your arguments literally make no sense and they’re all very subjective. I never said in any part of my comment that Daehyun is better than Hongki. I DID mention however, that Hongki is one of the TOP 10 VOCALISTS IN KPOP. Do you not understand how hard it is for idols to gain this title? Maybe you should do a little research on vocal technique before your comment again.. srsly…

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  19. HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    hey, the analysis I have read your analysis through an interpreter, omg, there are some words translated completely wrong, and I was mistaken, and now you come back, I’ll give your multiple analysis, ok, if you do not hate me

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    1. Nobody hates you, dear. There are rules in this blog. Hateful and immature comments will be deleted, so I shall clean up this comment section.

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      1. This, admin3, maybe you do not care about what, haha, actually I feel no interest in all this analysis, it does not really matter, and just happy to listen with the ears ………. but that is not hate … haha, and I feel like troublemakers and maybe I do not care about it, haha and just me free

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  20. Hello ahmin, first of all sorry for that ‘fan’ above. Secondly, if I asked you to compare Hongki and Jaejoong in their style of singing rock ballads what would you say? Or well who do you prefer?

    Also I don’t know if anyone asked before but what do you think about this performance?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzyI1e3lVVQ (after min 28, love sick)

    Thank you

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    1. I’m sorry for those children previously thought and perhaps because he did so well in the difficult songs like this …….. ..and happinessto fly up in silence, I have nothing to say

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  21. ok i’m probably going to ruin hongki but… hahahah can you compare these for me? There is a more recent and better quality version of it, but obviously the guy’s singing is more stable now and I want to compare them around the same age. Jung Dongha is my favorite korean vocal and Hongki my favorite idol, and recently Dongha sang two of the songs Hongki sang for Immortal Songs (Love It All and My Love By My Side – if you want to watch it he sings without a mic in the middle its pretty breathtaking)

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    1. But why compare them? I mean in what did you want me to compare them? Jung Dongha has an overall less attacky and throaty approach to his singing so no matter what he sings, it will sound more relaxed than Hongki within the same exact range.

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  22. I started as 1 fans love hongki because beautiful face, but after he appeared on kingofmasksinger, I realized the amazing voice and capabilities singing amazing of him, and it’s always glamorous me because voice sexy , and so I have become addicted, and I always wanted to hear his voice every day …….. really, I think i love to hear the voice of hongki than looking beautiful face of hongki …. haha him .. lol

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  23. since debut, singing ability of hongki is good but I think hongki and other idol singers is same, I just love to look at beautiful faces of hongki …. but there are many other beautiful idol and I could not loyal to him, I leave hongki, .. haha ​​….. I think he and the other idols kpop only bit of singing talent and known for beautiful appearance. But after he appeared on kingofmasksinger, then I realized hongki really very different from other idol singers, and I noticed a difference in his voice (the voice of a very special hongki special, unique and unmistakable) and amazing singing ability of hongki, I think I have misjudged about him, really voice and singing ability of he has improved a lot after these years ………. , it makes many people amazed and me too, hongki proved he is an outstanding singer and highlights in many other idol singers of kpop …… , I do not know all the singers in Korea, and I do not know who is the best singer in Korea, I could not think hongki is the best singer and I know it …. haha, and I know no one is perfect and hongki too, but I and many other people know that ” hongki has a amazing voice, amazing singing ability – is a very talented singer ‘ ‘…….. I think his fans know it, I’ve heard a lot of people sing on the talent shows and music, and I think hongki was the first and only human to do a coldly people as I had to ” cry ‘in his voice, and I know it’s not just me …….. , can I’ve been addicted ……. and I think that amazing voice of hongki have kept my heart … and even now he is ” a fat pig ” but I’ll always follow and support him, dear
    ………………………. Hongki, after more than 8 years, now, you can sing the very difficult songs with amazing performance, let’s do it like ‘LOVE SICK on kingofmasksinger, Crying in the Rain, insensible, BPM69, monologue, and more ….. , … follow your dreams … dear ………….

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  24. ok, and I understand this is for technical analysis voical, and it is not related to his voice, but I know that many people will recognize his voice, really ” hongki , your voice is unique and unmistakable ”
    but I feel sad when I look at the face of his disappointment, it was like …….. oh no , and i have read many comment below, and it’s that so

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  25. first of all I’m sorry for the childish comment above and I can only say is a misunderstanding, the second .. this is only for technical analysis and it is not related to the voice ..haha .. …… and then I apologize. ” I will not say the words childish ”
    I do not want to debate who is right and who is wrong, and you can ” not care ” about what I say and me too., … but now I’m saying things honest and true … ” I do not know all the singers in Korea, and I do not know who is best korea ” and ” I do not need to know technically perfect or not, I just know I am and pri very happy with the amazing performance of the songs ”, and the like, we just need to believe in our ears and don’t care everything…………because we know ” hongki voice is the most amazing and perfect, so we have nothing to say beyond praise. … And I know that is not relevant to waht you saying,,,,,,, honest before I left, because I was feelbored and not meaningful to controversial ……………… and sorry again for the misunderstanding

    DEAR…………….

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  26. as a fan who really care about his singing, what should Hongki do to improve his singing in the future?

    and to the pri above,

    kikikikikikikii
    just kidding

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  27. I do not understand all the analysis, but now hongki’s technique is so amazing and his ability to be detected since hongki appear in kingofmasksinger, omg, very sexy voice
    hongki is high peak singer, he ”live” very peak

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    1. if you don’t understand all the analysis done her, could you please stop spamming this site? there are Primadonna out there want to know the honest opinion of the real vocal analyst. stop embarrassing us.

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  28. when would Hongki’s vocal range video coming up? 😀
    btw, what do you think of Jaejin and Hongki’s vocal combo in FT music like in this one?

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    1. It’s not bad, together but Jaejin isn’t a vocalist. He has not learned to support his voice and sings with a lot of tension even as low as E4.

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  29. Hello again, this is not live 😦 but can you tell me if his voice was played with here, or is he just singing higher than usual?

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    1. He sounds normal to me, studio effects aside maybe it’s a bit more on the treble side but the range he’s singing in is usual.

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      1. Thank you 😀 Haaha lastly, just to show you how weird Jonghoon can be and also…Hongki’s gym routine I’m assuming? I think fans outdid him at the end

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    1. Please don’t post so many comments with links, if you want to share links for other fans to watch do it all in ONE comment. I edited the comments and put them all within one comment and deleted the rest.

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  30. FT just came out with their new album and Hongki said in this album 1 song from Jaejin almost killed him. do you think he will die singing this song live? 😄

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    1. There’s not much to say since this isn’t even actually a live performance. Technically speaking if you’re familiar with the analysis and what we’ve said about Jaejin, there’s nothing new to talk about. They’re singing with the same exact technique as usual.

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  31. I am in the video of his performance at UC Berkeley~~~ I was shocked by his skills as a vocalist, I had associated him more with an average ranking on your site ( I only know so much about vocal technique) but man, I was impressed.

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      1. Oh misread, thought you were saying you were also there, that would’ve been amazing. But yes, surprising and delightful. Im the girl in the black headband with reddish brown hair pulled back, Caucasian (looking ridic haha). I love this site, and love to see so much new content still rolling out. It’s hardwork I have much respect for you and the team. I have learned so much new information about vocal technique and analyses, and I think my bad pitch is slightly developing/improving by following this site over the past year. Somewhere the vocal director for the musicals I was in as a student is weeping hahhaaaaa.

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      1. hi… i’m not a vocal expert but what you people call those high note song? lol anyways im asking cuz i want to know if it’s better for Hongki to sing standing up cuz he need to use his vocal cord, lungs and stomach when singing a song. i remember during a concert he said he’s more comtabale singing while sitting down lol

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  32. Hi, Hongki acted the musical “The Days” on Aug in Korea and this is the video for presscall. Would you please to watch this and give a comment for his performance? I’m not sure is it the best but I think he learn more from this chance. Thanks

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    1. I simply love it when vocalists sing songs that I know by heart like this one because then I know exactly what notes to expect, what range they’re singing in and what they should be singing. 1:33 C3, supported, good for him. Then he went down to A2, lowered his larynx but kept the chest voice present, so not too bad. His C3’s could be stronger and better supported, but they’re not bad. They just need to be more connected. 2:28 that’s a really well placed E4 to D4. 2:32 I hear tightness in his throat on the sustained G4, I’d say it has to do with his Ah vowel. 2:37 he hits G4 here too, as well as at 2:47 and both of those times he was a lot better placed and supported. He just didn’t breathe properly for the G4 when sustaining it. 4:12 this G4 is quite a bit better, he sounds much better placed and more relaxed. Overall he did okay, he could’ve been much fuller than this though.

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      1. Thanks for your reply, I love this musical so much. The songs are so beautiful and the story is good even hongki dead at the story ended. They bring out a warm message. I think this is a good chance for hongki to learn more skills.

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