List Of Analyses

Soloists:

Ailee

Ali

Ann One

Bada

Ben

BoA

Dia

G.NA

IU

Jay Park

Jessica Jung

John Park

Jung Dongha

JYP

K.Will

Kim Yeonji

Lee Hi

Lena Park

Moon Myungjin

Naul

Park Hyoshin

Ock Joohyun

Roy Kim

Shannon Williams

Sohyang

Son Seungyeon

Younha

Disbanded Groups:

2NE1:
Minzy
Park Bom

4Minute:
Gayoon
Jiyoon

KARA:
Gyuri
Seungyeon

Rainbow:
Jisook
Hyunyoung

SPICA:
Boa
Bohyung

Wonder Girls:
Sunye
YeEun

Active Groups:

*Vocalists who have left their groups will be included within their groups’ lists if they were analyzed when they were still members of their groups.

15&:
Baek Yerin
Jimin

100%:
Hyukjin
Rokhyun

2AM:
Changmin
Jokwon

2PM:
Junho
Jun.K

After School:
Jungah (former)
Raina

Akdong Musician:
Suhyun

AoA:
ChoA

A Pink:
Eunji

B.A.P.:
Daehyun
Youngjae

B1A4:
Sandeul

B2ST:
Hyunseung (former)
Yoseob

BESTie:
U.Ji

Big Bang:
Daesung
Taeyang

Boyfriend:
Hyunseong

Block B:
Taeil

Brown Eyed Girls:
Gain
Jea
Narsha

BtoB:
Changsub
Eunkwang
Sungjae

BTS:
Jungkook
V

CNBLUE:
Jung Yonghwa

CSJH The Grace:
Dana
Lina

Davichi:
Lee Haeri
Minkyung

DGNA/The Boss:
Mika
Hyunmin

EXID:
Solji

EXO:
Baekhyun
Chen
D.O.

f(x):
Krystal
Luna

Fly To The Sky:
Hwanhee

F.T. Island:
Lee Hongki

Girl’s Day:
Minah
Sojin

Girls’ Generation:
Seohyun
Sunny
Taeyeon
Tiffany

GOT7:
JB
Youngjae

Homme:
Lee Hyun (Former member of 8Eight)

Infinite:
Sungkyu
Woohyun

JYJ:
Jaejoong
Junsu

Ladies’ Code:
Sojung

Lovelyz:
Kei

MBLAQ:
G.O.

Mamamoo:
Hwasa
Solar
Wheein

Miss A:
Min

MYNAME:
Gunwoo

NU’EST:
Baekho

Red Velvet:
Wendy

Secret:
Jieun

SHINee:
Jonghyun
Onew
Taemin

SISTAR:
Hyorin
Soyou

SS501:
Youngsaeng

Super Junior:
Kyuhyun
Sungmin
Ryeowook
Yesung

Super Junior-M:
Henry
Zhoumi

T-Ara:
Soyeon

Teen Top:
Chunji
Niel

TVXQ!:
Changmin

U-Kiss:
Kevin (former)
Soohyun

VIXX:
Ken
Leo

WINNER:
Seungyoon
Taehyun (Former)

 

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302 thoughts on “List Of Analyses

    1. 1:19 a bit too airy around the Eb3. Above that he was fairly relaxed and supported for the verse. 1:33 This Eb3 was better. 1:44 F4 Gb4 he could be more opened, but he is supporting. He just needs to keep his throat more relaxed. 2:00 Ab4 was flat and too pushed, he has a little bit too much tension up there. 2:53 same melody, the song is being repeated. The same issues are true with lack of openness 3:09 not flat but tighter and more tense. 3:27 Ab4 again tense, but 3:28 could be more opened, but the audio quality isn’t very good. 3:51 pretty tight. This song is very uneventful vocally, and dynamically. Melodically it stays within the Eb3 ~ Ab4 range and it doesn’t change in volume much throughout so there’s not much to say.

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  1. Hello, I was wondering how you have the patience to answer seemingly endless comments and questions from people? Especially ones that are sometimes just not good questions? Haha thanks for all the work you do anyway, you have a really good ear for this stuff, and I find reading the analyses very interesting and informative 🙂

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    1. What do you mean not good questions? lol Thank you for your compliment and honestly I think it’s just part of my personality. I despise misunderstandings and misconceptions, so if I see a question, I want to answer it if it’s within my power. Also I feel like it’s really not nice to ignore people, anybody really, so I try to at least acknowledge their questions.

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  2. Hello! I checked the comments and didn’t see anyone asking about this so:

    What do you think about Rosé’s performance?

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    1. This has been asked about.
      “Someone asked me about this one video and I answered specific questions about Jihyo and Rosé. I did a whole breakdown comparing them both actually to an extent and again the difference is too clear. Rosé is pure nasal throaty style, Jihyo is a lot cleaner and healthier. I disagree that Rosé sounds better in anyway. If she is more appealing to some, that’s taste, not a factual statement. So here’s what I said in case you’re curious:

      The original 7:00 video was deleted so the time stamps wont match.

      “1:18 she is speaking in the beginning, then she starts singing like two notes repeatedly 1:36 C#4 and D#4, 1:44 F#4 to F4. 2:16 F#4 again 2:21 G#4’s. I wouldn’t necessarily say that when she gets to the G#4 that she starts straining, but the range for this song is VERY narrow and not challenging for a Soprano at all. So for her to have any sort of tension on a note as low as G#4, it’s quite underwhelming for a soprano. So when you ask…is her voice shaky and breathy like that, are you asking basically if the way she sounds isn’t related to her singing technique but instead it’s just the natural tone of her voice? If that’s what you mean, then yeah it’s a technique. Nobody’s voice is naturally shaky nor breathy. Shakiness comes from the lack of control of the vocal cords, breathiness comes from the lack of contact of the vocal cords. If the vocal cords don’t come together enough, then air passes through them and then you become airy in quality. If the vocal cords aren’t fully coming together, they can’t stretch properly against proper airflow from one’s breath support. So because of that, the lack of resistance from the vocal cords against the flow of air will then make the vocalist become shaky.

      Most of Blackpink’s songs tend to be kind of speech like, so they make her sound like she’s not really singing yet. 2:53 You asked about Jihyo, so by contrast Jihyo has better support and she approaches her singing with better legato. Legato meaning the connection of the notes when she sings, she chops up her singing a lot less than Jihyo. 3:04 The thing with Jihyo is her mixed voice tends to be very chesty, so she sounds a bit pushed the higher she goes. So by contrast, Rose sounds closed and Jihyo can sound yelly. So That note at 3:04 is an A4 and the placement of the sound is good in her cavities, but she is pushing a bit too much air. Her connection is not bad though. 3:11 a bit tense on the quick phrased C5. But she supports with a lot more consistency of air. 3:24 Rose goes flat in this part, she tends to sing with less stretch of her vocal cords.

      She tries less, both she and the vocalist of 10CM are very similar. They sing with a very whiny quality in singing and tend to compress their vocal cords and throats to achieve a grittier sound. 3:44 Bb4 for Jihyo here, a higher note than anything Rose has sung so far and she sounds fairly relaxed with much better connection. 3:53 A4’s for Rose, here she is trying a bit harder to sing without relying solely on the style she chooses to sing with. This does cause her a bit of strain cause she is pushing a bit too much and tightening her throat a bit. Again this isn’t a challenging range at all for a soprano, this should be relatively fine.

      6:45 she sings with half vocal cracks when she sings but even on Bb4’s she isn’t exactly straining, 7:03 I hear throatiness and strain on her C5’s for sure but below that she is still kind of half cracking her voice for style. 7:16 C5 7:19 Bb4’s, sustained, I hear actual strain here as well. She isn’t relying on proper breath support to her voice, she is using the pressure from her swallowing muscles to try and become louder, which is hurtful to the vocal cords. 7:34 same thing here.

      So the thing with Rose is that she isn’t a technical vocalist at all. She opts for no technique and simply uses style to sing. This is fine but limiting. This is what many perceive to be uniqueness, but in a way it isn’t that unique because as you suggested, this is a popular style for indie singers. So all she’s doing is singing like an indie singer which isn’t unique to her voice, but instead unique to that style. The uniqueness comes from combining that style with a genre within K-pop that’s not exactly indie. The problem for her is that choosing to sing in this style, she never really exercises her vocal cords to develop them properly. To stretch them and connect them like they need to be and getting in the bad habit of stylistic tension causes her to actually be tense and strain her voice very early on in range. Style is fine as long as it’s on purpose, but so far I’ve yet to hear her singing outside of that narrow range she sings in or outside of that kind of style. Actually it would be more unique if she used her real voice to sing instead of leaning towards an indie technique but that would just show fans her real voice but it may not be how she chooses to sound and what she wants to sound like. So the choice is hers, most of the time she sings in a narrow range so there’s little reason for her to hurt her instrument. However if she were to sing songs that are wider in range, more dynamically challenging and need her to have better technique, I worry that she wouldn’t perform as well in them. I hope I was able to address your questions and let me know if you still have any other ones. ^ ^”

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    2. Forgot to add this one:

      Thank you in advance! I appreciate all the effort you put in answering all these comments with such patience. 🙂

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      1. This has also been asked about.
        “Rosé started off singing with a nasal placement, barely opening her mouth which caused her sound to project from her nose. 0:03 that note was flat. She is singing around F#4 and G4. She sounds fine but she is not opening up her mouth enough, so she sounds very nasal. 0:17 she likes to let her vocal cords come apart and crack a bit for air to come through stylistically. Jisoo’s harmonies are nice. 0:33 and 0:38 she is singing A4’s, where I hear a bit of the grabbing of her throat muscles around her larynx. She is pushing very slightly. 0:43 Jisoo is flat, tone wise and pitch wise. She is barely supporting at all, she is mostly flat and her throat isn’t very opened so her sound isn’t projecting very clearly. Rosé is a lot brighter in placement due to her nasality, but Jisoo’s tone production is very shallow. Her English diction makes her sound nasal too. This song isn’t very challenging at all but it was nice, the harmonies were the best part. Aside from that, it was a fairly comfortable range and it doesn’t really show anything special for Rosé, especially not around A4 since that note is a bit low for her to show any sort of tension.”

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  3. So I went through the comments and couldn’t find anything about it (Or I maybe just didn’t see it? Could be an option too haha), so I guess I’m just gonna ask – hope it’s not too much of a bother. What do you think of Dean technique-wise?

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    1. He’s not a technical vocalist. He sings with a squeezed throat, within a generally narrow and low range for a tenor. He favors style over technique.

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  4. Hi, thank you so much for all your work. I really enjoy your blog 🙂
    I’m a fan of both Kpop and Jpop. I understand that you only do Kpop analysis here; however, I am just wondering if you could do a brief analysis/ranking for the girl who sings the most in this Jpop video (her name is Keiko). I would really appreciate it and thank you in advanced. If not, it is totally fine as well.

    Jasumin

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    1. I’m sorry but that’s against our rules to answer a video question about a vocalist we wont analyze. I’ll say that I listened and I hear a pushed down larynx, lots of throatiness and no support.

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    1. Our ratings aren’t by numbers, they’re by categories explained in detail. The words used are more important than the numbers. The numbers are only present so that the tagging system is more organized. 2:37 her sound fell back into her throat on the C#5, so it isn’t likely she’d be even Above Average with that kind of thing happening in that range for her as a Soprano. She may at most be Above Average though, perhaps. I could be wrong. Unfortunately you’re probably not aware of this, but due to us getting too many questions about vocalists from many different countries over the years, we stopped answering those questions because watching all these videos is time consuming and we don’t have time to spend on vocalists we will never analyzed. Tina Ray is not a K-pop vocalist, therefore we won’t analyze, so we can’t spend the time to watch her videos.

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  5. i’m falling in love with lee sun hee vocal
    can you analysis this video ??
    and i’m curious, about her rate. are she will be proficient or above ??

    ps: i’m sorry for my bad english(i’m not native speaker)

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    1. Your English is completely fine honey, don’t apologize! Unfortunately I refuse to rate a vocalist without a full analysis. So why don’t you wait for her actual analysis to find out what her rating is? I promise it will be one of my next 4 analyses, so as soon as I find time, I’ll get started on it. The first video btw remained within a relatively comfortable range for her and only went up to C#5, which is where she pushes but still has support so she didn’t really have many issues with that performance, except for some instances of a laryngeal vibrato or her whispered low notes.

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  6. I’m just curious about how long an average vocalist’s career can last? Because for bands like Mayday that have been around for 20 years, their vocalist seems to be struggling a lot to sing in live performances now, and I have no idea how he managed to sound decent in their recent studio tracks as well (compared to his live singing). I guess their technique decides how much longer they have to sing? Is it possible to recover/improve? Or is there a point of no return for vocalists? It just kind of makes me sad when I can’t hear singers sing like they used to.

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    1. I have never given much thought to that.. so I’m not sure honestly. I have never done a case study but it’d be something interesting to think of. It’s possible to improve but you might not ever go back to the original quality of your voice.

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    1. They’re a duo, unless they both would be rated as average to above average at least, only one of them can be analyzed according to our rules. Also we are not taking requests right now. Please read our future analyses list before making requests.

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    1. Well logically Sandeul is the vocalist with the best technique out of those 4, so he had the best technique by default. The range wasn’t too challenging for Onew or him, Ken and Taeil were the ones singing in a range where they’re unable to support. This video has been reviewed before, please check Sandeuls analysis before asking.

      “0:14 wtf was that sound that came out? lol Actually nobody asked about this, considering it’s a completely new performance. Let me take a listen.

      I believe the range for the verse is C#3 ~ C#4, which is fairly easy for all of them. They kind of whispered the C#3’s, but they sound comfortable and supported. 1:12 F#4’s with lightness and support, Taeil is a bit nasal but overall they sound all comfortable and supported. Ken does have a bit too much compression in his vocal cords, but he also sounds supported. 1:28 throat tension on the A4 for Onew, but the G#4 and below range was fine, well placed. He could have rounder placement but the overall support was good. The A4’s were much better for Sandeul, although he could have been a bit less pushy. 2:03 tightness in his throat, but not too bad. It’s just the nasality. 2:11 a bit closed for Ken too, but when both he and Taeil were singing lighter they were using less pushing and tension which helped them in the end. 2:18 strained pushed G#4 for Ken though. 2:20 oh of course he could go for a C#5, much more tense than the G#4. 2:23 more closed in placement and throat shaping, but not too tense for Taeil. 2:39 A4 to B4 for Sandeul, very well placed and resonant but too much chestiness. 2:40 ~ 2:54 Ken’s throat is very closed throughout, the tightest of the the 4. 3:00 good transitions into his head voice, even though the vibrato was a bit wobbly and he fell flat at 3:09. Overall they all did as expected, no decline and no improvement.”

      As for The Road, it was as he does usually, so pretty good. Do you have any specific questions about it?

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    1. We didn’t forget to analyze iKON. We have rules and we follow them. Please check our future analyses list. We don’t analyze voices, we analyze how they use their voices within vocal technique. iKON debuted in 2015, we aren’t analyzing any vocalists who debuted that late yet due to lack of material so please be patient.

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  7. Just a ‘for fun’ question, but if you could sing with any Kpop singer who would you choose? Also, if you could create a collaboration between any Kpop singers (regardless of their rating) who would you want to collaborate? For example, I think a duet between Kyuhyun & Soyhang would be pretty neat!

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    1. I would love to hear Ailee and Sandeul singing together, and I would love to sing with Shannon and Sandeul. lol Oh and John Park, D.O., Dia, Ailee, Taeyeon, Luna, Lina…yknow why not be greedy? lol

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  8. Good day! I was hoping if you could do a little review of this performance by Kihyun of Monsta X. I am not sure if you already saw this performance, but if you did I am sorry to disturb you.

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdpJDEoAQk

    Thank you in advance and keep up the amazing work. You deserve to be rewarded for all these analyses.

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    1. This song is really repetitive. Vocally it’s not much that’s happening, it’s pretty much F3 ~ F4 ~ A4, with like one G4 at 3:05 or something. Pushed, even the F4’s throughout sounded kind of tight and shiny. 3:00 ish I also noticed a laryngeal vibrato. He sounds kind of not opened in general, his larynx doesn’t seem to be in a more neutral position and he doesn’t seem relaxed. I’m not sure it’s a live performance cause these international ones are often pre recorded, but even though it’s an easy song in general, apart from pitch and some support, he doesn’t show particularly strong approaches to his singing with placement or support.

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