Debunking K-pop Vocal Myths #15: “Loud” singing is NOT “powerful” singing

Quick Post here guys. This is my new video webseries called “Debunking K-pop Vocal Myths”, where I’ll be posting vocal tips for you guys as often as possible. Please leave a comment, subscribe and share it with others. Let me know if you have any questions and please give suggestions for future videos! I’ll try to make this a Thursday or Friday night weekly thing!


About ahmin3

kitsunemale from YouTube, AhMin33 from Twitter and Ahmin from OneHallyu!

15 thoughts on “Debunking K-pop Vocal Myths #15: “Loud” singing is NOT “powerful” singing

    1. Oh corrected. It should be Thursday or Friday. As you know dear, I’m not the one responsible for Yuju’s analysis so I don’t know the answer to this question.


  1. Nice! Love this series (also I know you’ve seen this in the comments a lot lol but you really do have a soothing voice lol). If you need an idea for the next video, I think it would be cool to address both improvements and regressions in vocal technique. You’ve already kind of discussed it in a few vids but with the recent regressions like Daehyun and Taemin (who’s interesting cuz he made a huge jump forward from debut before regressing a bit) it would be cool to hear about how you can for sure improve your technique by working hard but also how it’s easy to let bad habits slip in.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good job ahmin! Irrelevant but white is a really nice color on you, and that shirt is channeling my mood 100% of the time lmao.

    As a suggestion for a possible new tips video, I’m wondering if you could maybe break down some technical terms+aspects of singing that you mention sometimes like the soft palate, glottal muscles + tension, and raising/lowering the larynx, and also how to address common issues with each of these things. I try reading other stuff online but text can be confusing or it uses a lot of jargon that is hard for non-trained laypeople like myself to understand!

    Keep up the good work as always :]

    Liked by 1 person

  3. i’ve learned so much from watching your videos, and i just want to say that i genuinely appreciate your work. i’m still a terrible singer haha, but even though i can’t actually sing well, i know a lot more about it from a theoretical standpoint. thank you so much.

    unrelated to me and this video, i’m curious about your thoughts on howon’s (hoya) singing in this ( video? it’s from his upcoming musical if i’m not mistaken, and i think he sounds a lot less nasal than he usually does (or am i completely wrong and it’s just as ‘bad’ as it usually is lol?). has his technique improved since whenever last you heard him sing? i’m sorry if you don’t answer comments unrelated to the blogpost, if so i will keep it in mind.


    1. Hi dear, I’m so thankful to hear your thoughts and all I hope for is that you enjoy singing! I really avoid using words like “bad” for vocalists unless I mean “bad for their health.” It’s hard to talk about improvement when it comes to Hoya because I never wrote a full analysis for him and his parts in Infinite songs are generally pretty limiting in terms of range and technique. When Hoya sings, he sounds like Yunho of TVXQ! which may mean he’s a baritone with similar vocal habits as him, just a bit less weight.

      1:13 ~ 1:16 1:48 ~ 1:54 I still hear quite a bit of nasality in these parts. I hear a more relaxed tone and a lot more of an attempt to use proper breath support. He’s doing better in a range that’s more comfortable and smooth for him to sing in, but I wouldn’t say I hear a well established developed support system for him yet. He still has a lot of issues with using his throat a lot more than he’d need to when singing but that’s one of the hardest things to learn if you’re not being taught to sing with proper support specifically and you’ve been used to not doing it for a long time. 2:54 Eb4, I already hear a lot of throat there. 3:04 here too. 3:06 F#4 and around this more intense part of the song, he’s pushing from his chest voice and throat a lot and not focusing on proper breathing but if he’s a baritone, F#4 and Eb4 are challenging notes to sing well. 2:42 even around C#4, I hear more throat than proper stretch of his vocal cords. It’s understandable for a less trained baritone.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s