Debunking K-pop Vocal Myths #16: Are BTS’ Jimin and UP10TION’s Sunyoul countertenors?

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!


21 thoughts on “Debunking K-pop Vocal Myths #16: Are BTS’ Jimin and UP10TION’s Sunyoul countertenors?

  1. Wow! Thanks so much for another informative video! I actually saw a performance a few days ago where there was a countertenor singing in pieces as both male and female roles and it was the first time for me to hear one in person. (People around me looked very confused when he first started to sing lol… I think classical instrumentalists tend to not be very informed at all about singers in general) This video helped to clear up a lot of the questions I had, and was also a nice review of castrati singers as well. I look forward to more videos in the future:)

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  2. Another voice type that I hear get thrown around/ compared to with countertenor is leggiero tenor. Is that also a part that people used to train for or is that a specific voice type?

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  3. can you sing in male and female voice? is there possible to have both gender voices in one’s vocal range? just like you using lower range to sound male and using falsetto/head voice to sound female. or is it still has male sound quality in your head voice? there has been this guy named hudson imb whose talent is singing in male and female sound


    1. People who do that have a different method because they are like those transgendered men who don’t undergo surgery but can speak like men and women and I’m not sure how.


  4. The song “Tears” was in your blog video. Does anyone actually ever sing this song well, meaning with a supported voice? I have heard 5 or 6 renditions and they are all screamy and strained throughout the chorus and especially when the song goes to that very high note.


    1. if only sohyang did that….

      for most of them, it has been mentioned in this blog that kim yeonji and song seungyeon did better. still unsupported but the placement is good. i guess it is better than those screamers haha

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    2. Ailee sang her ass off during her cover at her concert last year, and it was mostly supported – plus sustained G5s, albeit strained, that are very unlike her.


  5. Hello , Ahmin /

    I know you’re very busy right now but I would like to request a video about adjusting the ratio of headiness and chestiness of the mixed range .
    If it is too specific or it is presented in another video already , I am sorry for my mistake .

    Anyway , Thanks for a very informative blog and videos. I wish you keep up a good work and give people knowledge . Good Luck !

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    1. That’s something that I think needs to be addressed in lessons, cause that’s very specific to each student. I do apologize.


      1. Oh… There is no need to apologize . It is very specific indeed. Thank you for reply anyway and for a great teaching you have done to us .

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    1. Oh right. I responded to messages yesterday but I forgot yours cause it was on the non following messages, I’ll respond soon on twitter!


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