Analysts (The Team)

Current Contributors

AhMin3

Role: Admin

Favourite Group(s)/Soloist(s): SHINee, Chocolat, TVXQ!, SNSD, Wonder Girls, Ailee, BoA, Amerie, Lena Park, Wheesung, Destiny’s Child, LeToya, Mariah Carey, Tamia

Bias: Donghae, Tiffany, Melanie, Onew, Daesung, Sunye, Krystal, Sandeul, Jimin (BTS), Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Shownu

Favorite voices in K-pop: Junsu, Donghae, Tiffany, Onew, Sunye, Daesung, Suhyun, Changsub, G.NA, Jieun, Baekhyun, D.O., Bernard Park, Lee Hongki

About: Signature sugarcoater. I won’t lie but I won’t be brutally harsh/rude. Graduated vocal student at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and currently vocal coach in LA. 24 years old. I’ve been taking vocal lessons since I was 15 and I’ve also gone to college in England for a year of Music Business and another of vocals. Fan of K-pop since late 2007.

Fun Fact: Lyric Baritone, Vocal Range C#2-C6, Supported Range F2/F#2-F#4/G4 (C5 with head voice)

Links: YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Linkedin

pandayeu

Role: Admin

Favourite Group(s)/Soloist(s): SNSD, Red Velvet, SoHyang, WSJN, TWICE, NCT 127, Jessica, f(x), IU, Dal Shabet, I.O.I

Bias: Taeyeon, Jessica, Yoona

About:  So I am K, and I am limiting my name to just one letter because I don’t need you guys looking me up on Facebook maybe later. I am currently 19 years old, and a freshmen in college. I am attendeding Pennsylvania State University with a major in Chinese language and a minor in Korean. I took voice lessons for 3 years both privately and through my school. I have done musical as well as solo performances and have participated in choirs. I have been a K-pop fan since 2010. 

Fun Fact:  Tenor, Vocal Range: Eb2-Eb6

Links: n/a

Former Contributors

kpopvocalanalysis/casualfan (Inactive)

Role: Founder/Admin

Favourite Group(s)/Soloist(s): Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Justin Timberlake, James Morrisson and Destiny’s Child.

Bias: Kyuhyun

About: A casual fan of K-Pop, she decided to set up this blog up so it could be a place where all of the K-Pop analysis done so far, by the people on the Idol’s Vocals thread on OneHallyu forums, could be nicely organized.

Links: allkpop profile

FrostPrincess21/Haruko


Role: Admin

Favourite Group(s)/Soloist(s): SHINee, f(x), Ailee (Slayee), Hyorin, Sistar, Davichi, BoA, Kyuhyun, EXO, Son Seungyeon, Sohyang, Lena Park, Lee Young Hyun

Bias: Ailee, Chanyeol, Xiumin, Kyuhyun, Eunhyuk, Luna, Taeyeon, Chen, Kyungsoo, Baekhyun, Minho, Junsu (the good one)

About: Taken vocal lessons for years since early age and currently teaching a variety of students with the help of her mentor.

Fun Fact: Light Lyric Soprano

Links: YouTube, twitter

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272 thoughts on “Analysts (The Team)

  1. Hi, I didn’t know where I should post this question but..

    If you were to compare both Beyoncé and/or Michael Jackson to a kpop vocalist that you’ve analyzed, who would it be? Are they worse than kpop vocalists, equal to some, or better than all?

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  2. Hi 🙂 i came from seeing a video from your youtube channel. I’ve always had a burning question that was never answered, how much does your natural vocal chords actually contribute to your singing ability? Is it that your natural vocal chords predetermine how well and how big of a range you can sing, or can you train to have a larger range, reach higher notes and be more stable?

    Im 16 years old and really want to try singing, but i know that i suck right now hahaha. do you think its possible to become a great vocalist as long as you train enough, or is this something inherent?

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    1. Your vocal cords are much like any other muscle in your body. You’re born in a way with the potential to grow and improve but there’s going to be a limit of how much of your range can be developed. That is not to say your current range is your maximum range at all. Your vocal cords determine your voice type which then determines parts of your range where your voice is most comfortable and sounds the best in. Of course you can train, nobody is a great vocalist without training, even if on their own. Most people need instructors, some few learn by themselves and do it right. If you train yourself the right way, you’ll sing well. Some people naturally do it so they develop their vocal cords correctly, some others need help on how to properly strengthen their vocal cords.

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    2. Hi. I’m a also a beginner. I started attending vocal class this month. Guess what? My teacher is praising me for being a fast learner. After two session, my pitch improved significantly, and so my supported range. Before we started, I can barely project my voice and my comfortable range is F3-B3. My only strong point is my falsetto since I can access it with ease and my tone is decent enough (meaning, well projected, no nasality and sounds compact. She actually told me to master it because while tenors can access it, only few has good and she believes I am among those who have potential).

      We are currently in our third session. So far, my range expands to F3-E4 and I can finally mixed high notes, although strain is still present but my placement is already good. We are studying “Hello” by Adele and I’m opted to sing it with full voice but in lower key (F#4, from Bb4, I think).

      The point here is if you really want to learn, then start now. Nothing is impossible, as long as you can speak and you are not tone deaf (I mean the literal one, not those who cannot hit the right note)

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    3. By the way, I’m aiming to be a competent vocalist within three years. I’m also thinking of studying Korean language since I have heard that SM entertainment had admitted some young Filipino singers to be their trainee. >_<

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      1. where did you get that info/rumor that SM are getting Filipino trainees? I bet they won’t cause SM are marketing in CHina that’s why its hard for them to accept Filipino trainee becuase of that tension . .

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  3. I don’t know anything about vocal. But reading this blog is so much fun and gave a lot of new knowledge. Thank you for making it! Will be glad to read a lot more in the future. And also, I hope you guys would consider to analyze the vocal as a group. I mean, their harmonization and such.. perhaps..? Anyway, thank you!

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    1. That’s analyzable but a lot less about technique and a lot more about music theory and chord structure so it wouldn’t be relevant to what we do. Harmonization isn’t as easily rated or as broad.

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  4. Hi! I wasn’t really sure where to put this comment so I’ll just leave it here, I would have put it under “About & Our Criteria” as it’s the home page but there doesn’t seem to be comments there anymore? Anyway, it’s a critique on the new website (congrats btw) and page formatting, which I for the most part like, except two things; Having to scroll past the long list of archives on every page to get to the actual content gets quite annoying, and also the text on the About/home page is excessively large. Like I saw it and was just like..woah that’s kinda overwhelming. Again, it seems to necessitate more scrolling. I understand you’ve just recently moved sites so if you’re still working things out sorry for the complaints haha.

    Random side note, I just saw that one of your bias’s is BTS Jimin which was a surprise to me given his general lack of technique and you never mentioning anything about him really at least that I’ve seen. And sorry for the super long comment lol ^_^

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    1. ok I just saw your comment about wanting to fix the archive thing so never mind that… also just realized it would’ve made a lot more sense to post this under the post about moving sites lol sorry

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      1. I just find Jimin really cute lol ugh I really want to change the theme without the archive part I’ll figure out how to fix it later tonight, hopefully.

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  5. Hey Ahmin, kinda random and probably not important but since changing to the new site, your picture has been pasted over Pandayeu’s and Frostprincess’s in comment sections.

    I was reading the comments under Minkyung’s and when I didn’t look at the name it looked as though you were saying you wrote her analysis! Lol I was thinking, “Why is Ahmin taking credit for this analysis?!” but I looked at the name and realized it was just your pic on Pandayeu’s comment. Just thought I’d mention it.

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      1. Seems to only be ones from before the site switched because I just saw a new comment from Pandayeu with the correct picture.

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  6. I wonder, what are all your favorite songs in K-pop (not accounting for vocal technique)? For me, my top five are:

    1. Colors- DAY6
    2. Climax – NU’EST
    3. Airplane – f(x)
    4. Be the Light – Block B
    5. See the Light – GOT7

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    1. Someone asked me about that recently lol So I said some songs include Taeyeons If, SNSDs Lion Heart, T-Aras Roly Poly, BoA if you were here, DBSK Love in the ice or love bye love, Big Bang Lies, Wonder Girls Tell, KISS because I’m a girl, 2NE1 Ugly, ChoColat One More Day, Lena Park In Dreams, Love What Is It by Yangpa, Nan by Ock Joohyun. Lol

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  7. How to train/practice to get a larger range or is it possible to make a larger range? I’ve found like at first someone only got 3 octaves but after few times it becomes 3 octaves and something. Or is it because didn’t explore much? But i hope it can be by training or practicing lol

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    1. Well range is about development, a larger range usually comes from developing muscles that usually you don’t use. Having a large range has to do with muscle development and not necessarily with proper technique, as one can have a 4 octave range but only be able to support 1 octave of that.

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      1. That’s already three octaves but yeah sure when I first started I think I peaked at F5 then eventually A5/Bb5 and in the past year I’ve been hitting C6 more consistently.

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  8. i used to think that ahmin is a men, frostprincess or haruko is a women, pandayeu is a women, and casualfan is a men. apparently i got two wrong. pandayeu is a men? because ahmin ever said pandayeu as he (not she). the recent one, is the person behind pandayeu change from female to male? and i saw above, casualfan described as she. and i was like ‘what? I thought he was a male’ hahaha
    just a random thought of me

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    1. We met in the vocals thread, Pandayeu and I and her account was originally owned by a girl but recently this girl has stepped down from the Vocals Thread on OneHallyu and a friend of mine who is a male took over her responsibilities on the blog and the vocals thread. So currently Pandayeu is a male, yes. Casualfan has always been a female. lol

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      1. im glad that someone else take the account. at least you still have other admins. i cant imagine you handle this website with haruko alone. and with those future lists, you will need years to complete all before you loose interest haha

        oh, she always a female? that casualfan name somehow has a masculine scent (or is it just me?)

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  9. Hi, Ahmin! My question doesn’t really have to with vocal analyses, but I just wanted to ask what you thought of BTS’ latest comeback. The members each have a solo track for the Wings album, so I was wondering if you heard anything new vocals-wise from the any of the four vocalists’ tracks. I really enjoy you guys’ analyses btw 🙂 I feel like I’ve learned a lot from them!

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    1. Awww I’m so glad to hear you’re learning! Well actually I’ve heard some of it and I have not heard any changes in their technique so far, I’m afraid.

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  10. Just curious, admins what style of singing do all of you do? Personally, I am currently singing with an opera company, so it’s always refreshing to see opinions from contemporary singers!

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    1. We have all learned classical singing with Arias to an extent but Haruko and I mostly stick to pop. Haruko likes R&B, I do quite enjoy ballads and musicals. Pandayeu sings more uptempo pop.

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  11. I have a quick question. So, I’m not really trained vocally at all, but my vocal range is C2 ~ A5, (it used to be C2 ~ G5, but I’m able to go one note higher, even though it’s really tight). If I did get vocal training, could that range potentially widen?

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  12. Hi,since many fans credit this site , I think it’s better to provide admins’ educational background and internship/work experiences to make this site more credible. Actually I e disagreements with some of your posts. However I only rely on my ears without any music knowledge, so i cant point out my objections correctly. By providing your portofolio, i think people who feel the same as me could be convinced that we are wrong about our own reviews. Thank you in advance

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    1. Hello there. See, I think we’ve been over this enough times that I can feel free to answer this question as honestly as possible. I apologize beforehand if I come off as disrespectful in anyway but I aim to remain as polite and professional as possible with this response.

      While I do appreciate that yes, it is good to have a credible source to everything we do, let’s be real. No matter how much experience we have, how much of our background we show, how much of it all we put out there, there will ALWAYS be people who will disagree with us. Why’s that? Because we make analyses on people’s favorite singers. People don’t want criticism, many people aren’t opened to constructive criticism. No matter how accredited we may be, they’ll always find a reason to discredit what we do and disrespect us, even though we never in anyway disrespect any of the artists we analyze.

      If you read carefully, both Haruko and I have stated our experiences in our about us. I’ve stated I’ve been taking vocal lessons since I was 15, that I’m currently an instructor here in LA, that I graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood for vocals. Since you pointed out to talk about educational background as well, both Haruko and I provided information on what we do and how we were taught. However it is also in our right to protect our identities and privacy. Both Haruko and Pandayeu choose to remain less public about their lives than me and that should be respected. I am more vocal and public about myself, so I shall even link my linkedin account in order for you to see that yes, this is me. The real me and there you’ll see places where I’ve worked as an instructor as well.

      However no matter how much we provide, there will always be people skeptical. They don’t wish to accept what we say, and there’s nothing we can to change their minds unless they’re willing to be open minded. In your case, I’m afraid you yourself have pointed out that you don’t have musical knowledge, so your opinion may very well be based purely on subjective personal preference and therefore completely irrelevant to the way things work over here on this blog. We aren’t here to dictate whom you should like and this is just to provide information on the technical aspects of every artists’ singing abilities. This in no way means you should like them any more or any less, instead it is for you to become more knowledgable and aware, given you have an open mind. Many people confuse personal preference and what they like with what is good. Good singing isn’t necessarily the kind of singing you want to listen to all the time and that’s fine, preference is preference.

      So the views you should realize you’re wrong about isn’t that your personal preference is wrong, but perhaps instead that you are going about this all wrong. Us posting resumes, credentials, diplomas and whatnot will prove we have the knowledge and background but it won’t prove that we’re right because no matter what, it’s just pieces of paper. So instead of being blinded by a piece of paper, if you have something that you don’t agree with, something you don’t understand, something that needs to be clarified, then it’s very simple: ask. If you ask, then we can communicate and understand. We can tell you exactly what you need to know to understand and THAT should be the proof of our credibility. Not some piece of paper with our diploma, but instead our ability to answer your questions thoroughly without hesitation and without failure.

      Either way we ALREADY have our educational background and work experiences listed. I’ve got pictures on my twitter, I have information of where I work/have worked on my linkedin, that at least can prove that I am a working professional in the right field, at least to an extent. But it doesn’t prove me right. Instead me showing my knowledge is what proves that I have it and if you wish to explain your own disagreements, we can clarify them instead of believing in what we say blindly simply because of “papers.”

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  13. Hello.. New reader here..
    I like your blog. And yes I AGREE WITH ALL OF THAT WRITTEN HERE.

    I would like to ask you something. Would you like to analysis non artist’s voices? I really happy if you can analysis mine. I learn vocal by myself and from youtube sometimes.
    And please do analysis for Seventeen’s vocalist, Seungkwan and DK.

    Thank you! 🙂

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    1. It is really near the end but please next time give me the exact time stamp, okay? ^ ^ It sounds like a whistle to me and it peaked at F6 I think.

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  14. Hi! I’m in love with Mariah Carey, even now, and I was wondering if any of the admins new her current supported range in her mixed voice? I’ve read some youtube comments saying she has up to Eb5, D5, C5, and I’d just like to contact someone that knows what they’re talking about (one of the admins) lol.

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  15. Hi, I’m a little bit late but I want to wish you guys a happy new year! I’ve been following this page about 2 years and I’m really fascinated how do you guys have time to write all the analyses + answer all the long comments that other people ask you. You are probably working 24+ hours a day xD. Keep the hard work and don’t give up! One day, you may achieve something great because of that work.

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    1. Working 24+ hours a day perhaps not, but I really sometimes should look at my phone less during social gatherings. LOL I have been better about it though, I’ve improved. lol Thank you by the way! ^ ^ Happy new year to you too! ❤

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  16. Hi ahmin, since one of your favourite singer on your list is Mariah Carey…
    Do you know her full vocal range (some say it’s about 5 octaves) and her supported range while in her prime??

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    1. Her full vocal range that I’ve heard is like F#2 ~ Bb7 or something. I’m not sure I buy the E2’s, but you know. As for supported range, I don’t keep up with 90’s Mariah live to be 100% sure, so I’d rather not say anything.

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    1. Well it depends. Some vocal instructors are instructors but they don’t know nearly enough as other vocal instructors, and so their own technique isn’t necessarily very good. They also can’t teach very well since they might not necessarily understand technique. On the other hand, other instructors may have a lot of theoretical knowledge but not be able to actually perform everything they’re able to teach. They know how it’s done, they just can’t necessarily do it because they didn’t focus on practicing such things. I’m not sure exactly to which case you’re referring to.

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  17. Hi, Ahmin! Where does your headvoice end and your falsetto begin? Do you train these areas individually? I’ve found my falsetto sounds and feels better when I don’t concentrate my warm ups in that area and just warm up the rest of my voice. Is your C6 in falsetto? Sorry this is super interesting to me 🙂

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    1. Mine specifically? Uh…I don’t really have a distinction. Actually I can sing higher in head voice than in falsetto. In falsetto I peak at like F5/F#5/G5, but if I use proper head voice I can get there more easily and if I push I can sing C6. My C6 is head voice, really tense yelled head voice. lol

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  18. Fantastic website! How would you rank the Korean musicians vs. American musicians as a whole? Would you rank them lower or higher or about equal? I understand I’m being broad with my question here, but was curious. Is it the case that most successful musicians in U.S. (I don’t mean just Beyonce, but Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber come to mind) are much more skilled than their Korean counterparts or is the case that America has one or two or perhaps several “star” artists to Korea’s having very few?

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    1. It is indeed a very broad question because our ratings could easily be applied to western vocalists as well. A lot of people have some sort of prejudice against K-pop vocalists as if they were always inferior to western ones, but if we analyzed western vocalists plenty of them would fall under weak and average. Actually for males, we can only think of three who would be rated proficient or higher, as in Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Avi Kaplan from pentatonix. Aside from them and perhaps Zayn, we don’t know of other western males who can produce resonance consistently or at all. So K-pop males kind of slay them. As for females, there are plenty of weak and average (or average to above average) ones like Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Adele or Demi Lovato. So for females there’s an actual fight they can put it up and it’s more even since we have Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jojo, P!nk, etc representing the west vocally.

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  19. how would you rank yourself according to your criteria? something like good-great or great?
    also are you familiar with Shakira? what do you think about her?

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    1. I’d rather not rate myself. Oh Shakira is a very stylistic vocalist who pushes her tongue down a lot when she sings. She’s got basic support though I believe.

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      1. you might consider deleting your supported range then lol
        also do you know if she is a contralto or mezzo? some sites say that she is a contralto but she doesn’t sound like any other contralto I’ve ever heard

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      2. Well you could probably make a safe guess from my supported range, I won’t confirm nor deny it. You’re welcome to come up with your own conclusions from it and my own singing videos if you like really, I just would rather not say anything about it. ^ ^ Shakira is not a contralto at all. She may be a mezzo-soprano but honestly I feel like she is just a soprano who lowers her larynx a lot.

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  20. hey ahmin! how would you rate yourself? looking at your supported notes your lower range and your mix is pretty damn well develop.

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  21. Hi ahmin,

    I just wanted to send love. I know that the job where you answer many questions gets exhausting and can be a little thankless sometimes especially when you do this part for free and you don’t know if the knowledge you are giving someone will be used in a pathetic immature fanwar. I think sometimes some people seriously underestimate the free aspect because some vocal evaluations would cost people hundreds of dollars, not to mention the lessons. Also some people need to understand that while the help is free, they need to not over burden you often (as in ask a question that’s already been asked) and need to read the blog’s rules (aka vocalists who will not be analyzed). I want you to know that there are many of the blog’s followers who hang on every word you write, me included, and thank you eternally. I learn every time you answer someone, even if it’s about a vocalist I don’t follow. I want you to know that you’re appreciated. 🙂

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  22. Hey, interesting thing I thought about that I wanted to share because you wrote ”if someone sings the same way for years in the wrong way, they will never improve”. I used to think ”wow, I was AA to P or P in terms of support by the time I was 18/19, so why isn’t (insert young vocalist’s name from a somewhat vocally conscious company just as skilled or at least close or better?”. Then after observing Yesung and Hyorin in their regression, I thought ”it’s okay if they don’t improve immediately, but it’s more important if they don’t regress”. This thought I apply to all average+ vocalists. The weak ones need it asap because they tend to have too many damaging habits.

    After reading your tweet, I started examining myself as soon as I compared myself to other similar aged kpop vocalists who are average, weak, average to above average, and weak to average. I honestly think I just got lucky. People with lessons have great vocal skill but they got lessons. I didn’t get any and I luckily had at the very least a supported range of B2/C3-A4- F#5. There’s no two ways about it. I just got really lucky because the norm is being like weak, average or average to above average with no training.

    P.S. I see you being all humble and shy. Truth be told, you’re a Good to Great vocalist at the least. Your mix is good vocalist material but your lower range is stellar. That alone places you in Good to Great. You also have a head voice up to C5. But I feel if you had more extension up there, I would place you in Great. However, I also don’t know your skill range in musicianship/musicality and your agility. So depending on those two, they could easily land you in Great. For that category, extension plus use of your voice is really important.

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    1. It’s dangerous to rate someone based on their supported range alone, there are things such as openness, resonance, pitch, musicality and evenness of the instrument overall. So honestly I am flattered, but I would not rate myself that high. I would rather not say what I’d rate myself but good to great is too high. Pandayeu and I have discussed what we think of my rating and neither of us think good to great is appropriate. lol But I am still thankful.

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  23. you know, I’ve been lurking on OH vocal thread from time to time and I notice there’s this person who (suddenly) keeps answering people’s question. I don’t know if you know him/her and I don’t know that person’s credibility, so unless you give him/her permission to answer question on your behalf, you need to tell him/her to refrain themselves to answer because I don’t want some misunderstanding happen like an old time. I can’t reach you personally because I don’t know how. I don’t have OH account, I don’t have SNS… and I know you’re busy. and I know it might be not a very important matter. but I just don’t like it when people think they know something, especially when it’s proven that only very few people who share the same knowledge and as trustworthy as you people from this blog. because I’m also learning from this blog and new people new opinion can create some confusion. maybe I’m just overreacting so… yeah I don’t know. I’m sorry if I was being annoying 😦

    oh and about my vocal range video request. I don’t know if you’ve read it or not, but you didn’t answer me… 😀

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    1. You mean the request for Twinkle vocal range? Do you mind asking this youtuber to make it? I don’t think I can at the moment.
      https://www.youtube.com/user/viettien81212
      Oh actually I know who you mean and I haven’t minded it yet for two reasons. They haven’t said anything necessarily incorrect AND I’m too busy at the moment, so I’d rather focus on the blog only instead of trying to take care of the vocals thread. I’ll discuss it with Pandayeu.

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      1. yeah Twinkle lol I thought you didn’t read it, sorry. okay I’ll try to ask him.

        thank you for responding~ well then I’ll focus on the blog as well because honestly I only trust you and Pandayeu. you guys are like… my first teacher in this field so yeah, you know… thank you again 😀

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      2. Ahahaha… it’s true. even when it was more than just you and Pandayeu I always prefer you over them. I have no idea either. and whenever someone new trying to blend in, I’d always doubt them (cause you know, experiences) until you say they’re OK. so… you’re welcome~ 😀

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  24. Can you pls do NU’EST or Wanna One vocal analysis???
    I really like your analysis and it gives me a lot of knowledge. Thank you<3

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  25. Hi I have been a reader of this website for the past year or so….and i’ve been wondering…..
    are you guys getting paid to analyze all these kpop artists???? hahaha
    because you admins do an EXCELLENT job analyzing them and I can tell it takes a long time to listen to all of these idol’s songs and whatnot…….
    also you guys reply to comments really really fast! It’s kinda shocking!!!!
    If you guys are doing this for free……..wow seriously bless you ❤ ❤ Thank you so much???? Like seriously keep up the excellent work, you guys deserve the world,
    I seriously can't imagine all the effort and dedication it takes to manage this website……

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    1. I mean.. who would pay us? I mean you can if you want to haha but we aren’t paid by someone to analyze vocalists at all lol

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  26. Out of curiosity, when you say Minhyuk is your bias, which Minhyuk are you referring to? Just a random thing that I noticed that kind of piqued my interest XD

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  27. hello I’m here from your youtube channel 🙂
    I was wondering about my voice type, and had a couple of questions. From what I’ve read in the comments, you seem to want to hear the voice of the person before making judgements, but I’m not that confident as to revealing my voice yet, so I’ll keep the questions general 🙂
    1. What’s the most common ‘voice type’ for females?
    2. Is it possible to ‘change’ your voice type through technique (e.g. alto with enough head voice development and support to reach soprano notes)?
    3. Why are there certain types of songs or types of singing that suits each voice type more than others (e.g. ballads, pop, rock, etc.), and what kind of songs tend to suit mezzo-sopranos (I have a sneaking suspicion this is what I am, but not too sure).
    4. When a female covers an originally male song (or vice versa) would it be better to simply sing the song an octave higher/lower, change the key of the song, or completely rearrange it?
    5. What is the voice type that you prefer the most (subjective, I know!)?

    Thank you for your time ^^

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    1. Hi there! Welcome! ^ ^
      1. I was going to answer that question in my next video actually but that would be the soprano voice type, from what I know.
      2. No, voice type is not a pokemon evolution. You can expand your range, but your voice type is your voice type. Unless your vocal cords change due to hormonal changes, aging, abuse, etc. You can be a true contralto and sing as high as a soprano, but you’re still a contralto.
      3. I wouldn’t agree that certain types of songs suit fachs more than others personally. I think it just depends on the vocalist’s style, any voice type can sing any genre.
      4. Change the key would be the best option. A girl’s voice is not an octave higher than a guy’s voice, it’s much less than that so it’s best to change the key. You should check out my newest video that I literally just posted cause it addresses key changes for different vocalists! It’s exactly the answer to your question haha
      5. I don’t have a preference for voice type at all, I don’t think. lol

      No problem! ^ ^

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  28. Hi, there!

    So, I just discovered this section (kinda late, but anymay, lol) and I came to know Ahmin is a Donghae stan! So I was thinking, can you say anything about his technique? Not asking for a full analysis, just things like: does he support at all? He has a least underdeveloped register or they’re all equally weak? He has any strenght or weakness that stands out more than the other ones that you can remember from the top of your head? You know, just the basic, lol

    You’ve been posting a lot lately, so feel free to skip this if you’re too busy!

    Keep up the great work, team! ^^

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    1. I don’t think Donghae supports which is why I wouldn’t analyze him. I’ve heard him strain like E4 and I’m very sure he’s a tenor. He has pretty decent pitch and I dearly love his voice, but not the technique going on there. Thank you for being understanding though!

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      1. Oh, that’s sad, I thought he had at least some shallow support, but anyway, not really surprised T_T But I agree, I can’t think of any strenght besides his tone (I love it too, but that’s subjective) and pitch

        Can I ask one more thing? What is the high note he hits in Let’s get it on, at 2:36? I never heard him belting that high, but I don’t know if it’s really that high or it just sounds like it because he’s straining https://youtu.be/35YcdN97cK0?t=2m36s

        Thank you for your reply! ^^

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  29. Ahminie!!!!!

    I logged in to send you a cyber hug. Stay healthy and happy and know you are always doing a great job. I know you’ll do well in all your *cough vmin* analyst endeavors. I hope to meet you one day.

    P.S. your hair is so different in like every video, lol. 😉

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  30. Ugh, cannot find it and I swear I have seen you post, so I’m going to ask again, sorry ;_; which Mariah’s songs are your favourite? Oh, and also, which songs of her do you think (as much as you’ve heard) are the hardest to perform live? Thank you:)

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    1. You are right! I have posted that, let me find it! I posted it on the about and our criteria page:
      “According to my iTunes, my most played Mariah song is Up Out My Face, followed by We Belong Together, Don’t Forget About Us, Last Kiss, My All, Always Be My Baby, I’ll Be There, Emotions and Shake It Off. I guess it’s these.” Although Mine Again should definitely be there. Tbh all her songs are hard live but emotions is a trap.

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      1. Thank you 🙂 Is ‘Emotions’ so difficult because of lots of notes from the fifth octave? I am not even mentioning the whistle register cause that’s hard enough.
        My All, Mine Again and We Belong Together are also one of my faves, but I also recently fell in love with After Tonight (as it is a sequel to My All?) and You’re so cold!:)

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      2. Actually yeah Emotions is really rangey even in the fifth octave of belting. I don’t know after tonight! What album is that from? I like reflections too.

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  31. Ahmin!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I saw the tweets. I’m your friend and I’m here for you. Sure, I’m like a rare Mesprit or Mew that pops up every now and then in the comments, but I’m always here lurking and supporting you. Mwah!!!!! ❤ Hugs

    P.S. Save OnJong or Vmin from a man-eating squirtle: Choose.
    P.S.S. Don't get clever and say you'll sacrifice yourself to save both.

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    1. Oh no honey, I was just talking to someone who made some assumptions based on something other people said to them about me and I was just annoyed like, are you serious? But thank you so much dear! haha <33333 Man-eating squirtle like the pokemon? I mean God can I sacrifice myself? I don't wanna choose. LOL Oh damn you read my mind before I read the PSS. LOL I mean it depends what alternative universe we're in. lol

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      1. In the alternative universe Delta-6, OnJong is composed by a Dramatic Tenor Onew and a countertenor Jonghyun. Vmin is composed of a bass-baritone V and a baritione Jimin. They live in a world where sharks were replaced with man-eating squirtles. Make your choice, Matheus of the Vmin and Onjong Republic of Ahmin.(Yes, you get your own republic, now, choose.)

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  32. Hello, I start off saying that this isn’t Kpop, but Zoella the YouTuber has always seemed to have a good voice to me.

    She basically sings through her entire range in 5 minutes in this vlog. If you had the time, could you give a brief analysis of her?

    She sings in the following timestamps, I’ve just skipped the small bits of talking in between for you. 3:59-4:36 and then 5:08-6:42, and 7:28-8:28 There’s even a scream here at 9:23 if you want.
    Then the last bit of singing is from 9:30-9:41

    I know she’s shouty in the higher notes (and she’s really just playing around) but it seems like the note at 6:39 (C5 i believe?) is supported?

    Oops, I forgot to put one set of timestamps. 28:10-28:56 for head voice and an “operatic” voice.

    I’m sorry to ask something that isn’t Kpop related here, but I didn’t know where else I could ask questions like this, and since she’s not a singer, there isn’t anything on the internet either.

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    1. So I am also going to start off by saying two things, before I really get to answering your question. First, You’ve provided time stamps and if it were one or two, I’d generally be okay with a non-kpop video question but this is quite a few but since it’s your first time, I’ll just let it slide this time, okay? Second, when I was listening, I didn’t read your whole comment but I skipped to the first time stamp. I thought since she had 4 million subs, that she’d be famous…as a singer. Then I went on to watch the video and my first thought was “She sounds like she’s not a singer.” So I went to look for her wikipedia and stuff, and I found out she’s..not a singer. lol Which makes sense.

      Now you know how dangerous the “have a good voice” mentality can be, because “a good voice” is not only subjective, it also doesn’t necessarily mean good technique or any technique at all. 5:32 here she is really sharp and off key, she’s just in a different key. She’s really chesty when she sings and like you said, really shouty. 6:39 no that C5 is not supported. 28:10 yeh that is a head voice. I mean I’ll be honest, her pitch isn’t bad at all but she’s just not a singer. I hear no support, just throat the whole time. It’s all shallow, with decent pitch and rhythm, no breathiness but she’s just generally in her throat, even in lower notes. So yeah, sorry about that. Is this kind of an okay response?

      So…did you watch this whole thing? lol

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      1. Thank you so so much for answering, yeah, she’s not a singer which is why I took a chance and asked here, there was no other information about her voice that I could find.

        Sorry about the timestamps, the entire section is actually still just around 5 minutes, but she talks a bit in between so I tried to cut that out…Sorry if it made it more complicated.

        This is a perfect response, and it actually gives me a better reference for discerning singing from the throat and a sound that isn’t supported. There are singers in Kpop that make it pretty obvious there was no support, but there are still many singers that I am unsure about. This really helps!

        Haha, I did watch the whole thing, I’m glad I clicked on this vlog, her vlogs are usually too long to watch regularly, but I’ll occasionally click on one if I have time.

        Once again, Thanks so much for taking the time to answer me even though it’s not related to Kpop.

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  33. So I was just wondering, is this video any good? I know mr removed videos aren’t reliable, but most people are saying this was bad but is it really? I think their overall performance was alright besides Mina cracking a bit and Dahyun seeming like she’s out of breath.

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  34. Hey Ahmin,

    I saw that you put Tamia as one of your favourite soloist, she’s one of mine too, so I figured I’d ask you a few questions about her. There’s a lot of debate on what her voice type is, but what would you consider her voice type to be? What category do you think she’ll likely be in and possibly if you can address her pros and cons? Also have you heard her recent 2015 album? Do you think there’s any improvement/regression since her second last album in 2006.

    Sorry, it’s a bunch of questions. I’m just merely curious about one of our favourite singers. 😀

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    1. I don’t know what her rating would be but I was actually listening to her the other day and I’ve never heard her support above F5, but up to F5 she used to have support and resonance but I do believe she’s regressed in recent years in her upper mix, leading to strain and throatiness lower than F5. I do think she’s a soprano, I don’t see why there’d be debate about her voice type. I think she’s got a decent head voice too and if I remember correctly her chest voice is developed down to G3?

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  35. hi ahmin and pandayeu,

    you see, SNSD only got 5 members now since tiffany, seohyun and sooyoung left. what do you guys think about their departure (regarding to SNSD as a vocal idol group)?
    and how will SNSD do in the future as OT5? i mean it’s not like taeyeon would carry all the lines, right? (even before she already got like half the song thanks to jessica’s departure)

    bcs some ppl already said that it will be like Taeyeon and her backup dancer T_T

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    1. Actually they left SM but they never officially left SNSD as a whole as far as I’m aware. I think that I wish the best for them in their future plans. I mean they still have Sunny.

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      1. whoa, i completely forgot they still have her.
        yeah, me too.

        btw ahmin, should you have any time to spare, would you please take a look on this performance by a finalist of X Factor UK 2013?
        I just want to know whether she suppport or not. i’m still learning how to distinguish supported notes from the ones who aren’t

        thanks a lot!

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      2. oh, i think i need to change the question cause i’m hoping you to analyze the whole performance:
        is there any note that she supports?
        i mean all i know she’s not a professional singer at that time, it would be wonderful if she could sing properly even for some certain notes in her mixed range, right?

        and thanks for answering my previous question!

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  36. This is a bit random and probably unrelated but, when you guys are doing analysis, do avoid looking at performances when they are dancing or moving about?

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  37. Hey guys!! I appreciate all the work all of you do on this blog, thank you so much!! Just wanted to ask, what is your honest opinion about the grp, BTS? Like what you think collectively about their music, vocals, rap, dance, performances, concepts, MVs, personalities, just your opinion, not completely in a professional point of view. I have no bad intentions whatsoever by asking this, just curious. Thank you again for all your work, I love you guys!!!!!

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    1. Well I’m not sure. I used to be a fan like everybody else when I was younger, I’d watch TV shows and live performances and keep up to date with the news but as I got older, I got busier and more focused on what I wanted to do with my life. I still like singers for their music, for their singing, for their looks, for their overall concepts and I enjoy the music they release, but I try not to keep up with idols on a personal level as that’s a dangerous time consuming thing to do. For BTS specifically, before I analyzed them I didn’t have any strong feelings towards them. After analyzing them, a couple of months later, I used to be solely attracted to Jimin but then slowly found the attractive points of V and Jungkook as well. I think they’re a group with strong dancing skills, with good musical background for the producers, I think they’re fun to watch here and there and I think they all have great potential. I like their songs more recently like DNA, Blood Sweat and Tears and specially Spring Day, I really love that song. I like RM because he is supportive of LGBT things and is an open minded guy who’s not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. That’s what I’ve gathered from BTS thus far, but I don’t delve too deep into their personal lives or anything. Oh I also love their dorm, at least the last one they had and like..I want to live in a place like this in the future? lol

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  38. Hello, Ahmin! 🙂
    I‘ve been reading this blog for a few months now and it‘s really helpful! I also love your videos on YouTube, and I must admit that I kind of have fallen for you a little bit, haha.
    I‘m wondering how tall you are? I know this question is very irrelevant and odd, but I somehow always imagine you being super tall. Lol.
    Also, are you an American native? I know that you’re a Brazilian but you had lived in Germany for a few years, and now I‘m super confused because I always thought you were Portuguese… You seem to be a very international person, huh?
    One last question: Is there a chance that you could speak German in a video or something? 😀 I‘m from Germany and I‘d die to hear you speaking German! ^^
    Thank you in advance~

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    1. Hi there!!! Well wow that’s so flattering thank you!! Okay so technically my citizenship is from Brazil which makes me a Brazilian national but I’m of Portuguese Spanish Italian Thai and African descent. I did live in Germany and I live in the US. It’s funny of you to ask, I was actually thinking of making a video on YouTube of me speaking all the languages I speak and explaining how I learned them so maybe this week? Haha and I’m 185 cm tall.

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