About & Our Criteria

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This blog was made with the intent to share knowledge and share vocal analyses from different vocalists in K-pop. Nobody in the blog is a hater or an anti-fan. The analyses give positive and negative points and are all constructive criticism, nobody is telling you to hate or not listen to your favorite idol vocalist. We’re only letting you know what their vocal skill based on what vocal technique and music theory is from a musically professional standpoint. If you’re confused about rankings, categories and such, click the about and our criteria page. This post will also include the information existing in that page if you’re unwilling to click through just click read more. Otherwise click About & Our Criteria and most questions should be answered. We try to back up all our points with substantial evidence from the singers’ performances, we thoroughly listen to their performances from past and present. No one in this blog claims to be an all knowing expert, we’re all learning and everyday we learn more and more, just as we respect your opinions, please respect ours, which were influenced by the knowledge we have and the way we’ve been taught. We encourage healthy discussions about technique! Thank you.

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This blog is dedicated to compile vocal analyses done by our contributors in order to satisfy everyone’s curiosity regarding their idols’ vocal. The analysis will be based solely on VOCAL TECHNIQUE, not tone, timbre, emotions, stage presence, etc.

The analysis might change according to their latest performance.

If you would like your idol to be analyzed feel free to drop the question in the comment box. If you feel that the analysis is not accurate, you could suggest a video or recording and give us the reasoning behind your disagreement. We will gladly alter the vocal analysis page of the respective idol if your reasoning behind it is proven.

Comments will be moderated. Constructive discussions are welcome. Bashful and hateful comments will be deleted. Every idol mentioned here is talented in their own way. Even so, we are focusing solely on their vocal capabilities and we try our best to give an objective analysis regarding the matters.

So far, we will use this system as our judging criteria. We will elaborate more once it’s established. It goes from best to worst.

TERMINOLOGY

Tones/Semitones/Notes/Key
A key of a song means within the key signature of the song. There are 12 notes in total, C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb B and back to C, completing one full octave. A tone is from a note up two semitones, so the distance between C and C#/Db is a semitone, whereas C and D are a full note apart. A major Key will follow a tone tone semitone tone tone tone semitone pattern, so C major is C D E F G A B C. Although there are no sharps or flats between E and F or B and C, they’re a semitone apart. # stands for sharp and b stands for flat and whether or not you name a note sharp or flat depends on the key, i.e. C# major and Db major are the same key with different names, C# D# E# F# G# A# B# C# and Db Eb F Gb Ab Bb C Db, on a piano the same notes are played, just with different names.

Intonation
Being able to stay in pitch and in key. Good intonation means not going sharp, flat or singing a note that isn’t within the chord progression and/or key of the song. Going sharp means slightly above the pitch but not really hitting a note above, so like a note in between C and C#, and flat means a note that’s slightly below pitch, so a note in between C and B, for example.

Larynx Position/High Larynx/Low Larynx/Neutral Larynx
The larynx is the part of the body where the vocal cords are located. The vocal cords are very small and are divided into two parts that vibrate against one another in order to create sound. The speed of the vibration generally determines the pitch someone sings in. Much like tuning a guitar, the more stretched the vocal cords are and thinner they become, the higher the pitch and the thicker they are, the lower the pitch is. In order for a note to be hit, one should have a relaxed opened sound in the larynx, without any restrictions from the throat muscles. If the larynx is pushed down, it creates a froggy and fake “soulful” tone, if it’s pulled up, it creates a thinner, squeezed and tight quality to the voice. The natural state of the larynx is being neutral when it’s relaxed, if it’s forced either up or down, that means the muscles in the throat are creating tension and the larynx is trying to reposition itself in an uncomfortable and unnatural position to hit notes that are not within the individual’s supported range. 

Tonality/Tone Production
The way tone and sound is produced through good support. The voice comes out stable, without any laryngeal restriction nor tension, tone is clean and has the true sound of the individual’s voice type, without an uncentered pitch, excessive breathiness, nasality and tension.

Vibrato
The shift between two notes rapidly within, normally, a sustained note. The difference between the notes is usually less than a semitone. A forced throaty vibrato is usually produced artificially by using the throat, instead of the natural vibrato that comes out once the vocal cords are relaxed with good breath support.

Stability
The stability of the voice, meaning it’s not off pitch and it doesn’t sound wobbly, shaky and unsupported.

Registers
Chest voice, lowest range. Head voice, highest range. Mixed voice, the belting area of the voice.

Support
How the individual vocalist uses their correct breathing technique with the diaphragm to better support, project and hold their voice together.

Placement vs Resonance vs Projection
Resonance is the optimum sound a vocalist should focus on when singing. It is a full, clean and round sound that won’t sound thin, constricted or small. A vocalist who’s resonant will use different types of placements, i.e. their voice will be placed either in their chest, head or mask (cheekbones area, not nose) to project their voice, in each individual register. A vocalist may be able to be resonant in their mixed voice by normally placing their voice in their mask with chest resonance, or as they go higher, with head resonance. A resonant sound is always going to be a projected sound, now resonance doesn’t mean loud, because a loud sound may still be pushed and strained. You may project but still have tension, but in true resonance tension should not be present. Resonance is produced when the vocalist is able to support their voice. In other words, they have developed vocal cords that are able to connect fully in a healthy manner, without breathiness coming between them nor too much constriction, against the right amount of air pressure. Then the supported sound is enhanced with the proper placement of sound, while keeping the soft palate lifted, the larynx position not high, the swallowing muscles, jaw, tongue And throat relaxed and the jaw dropped so as to amplify the sound of the voice. The combination of an open throat, support, relaxed singing and proper placement is what creates healthy resonance in singing.

Vocal Range vs Supported Range vs Tessitura
Vocal range means the individual’s lowest singable note to the individual’s highest singable note.  A tessitura will depend on the individual’s voice type and where their voice sits most comfortably, shines the most and could project the best. A supported range includes notes outside the tessitura where the individual’s voice type may not be naturally inclined to project well in, however so due to the vocalist’s own ability, they’re able to still maintain tone production, support, projection and stability. e.g In classical music, sopranos’ tessituras are something in between A3/C4 to  A5/C6, however in contemporary music a soprano singing as high as C6 is very uncommon and unnecessary; a contemporary soprano, for an example Luna, is able to keep resonance consistently up until Eb5, which is almost ideal for a soprano who should be able to carry that resonance up until A5 without a problem. However so she’s also able to sing down to G3 with correct support, which although is outside her voice type’s natural tessitura, she’s still able to keep support and projection down there.

Musicianship/Musicality
Musicianship is the act of changing any song given to you and making it your own, usually on the spot. This includes melodic changes, rhythmic changes and added embellishments. Musicality is the act of interpreting music correctly according to each individual genre of music, by adding the correct use of vocal effects (e.g. raspiness, breathiness, growls, vocal runs, vibrato) and playing with the song musically by adding dynamics (e.g. singing softly, loudly, powerfully on the right moments of each song).

Passaggi/Vocal Bridges
A passaggio or a vocal bridge is an area of the voice where one’s voices transition naturally from one to the other in the modal register. Usually for males, the distance between the first passaggio, from chest voice to mixed voice, and the second passaggio, from mixed voice to head voice, is only about a 4th apart, whereas for females it’s about an octave apart. Passaggi are important for one to be able to tell what someone’s voice type is. A register break or the highest note you can sing in your chest/mixed voice before transitioning into head voice is NOT your first passaggio. The first passaggio is a note in your range where your voice naturally feels a switch of muscle coordination in your vocal cords. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring a chest dominant or balanced mixed voice above your first or even second passaggio. Lyric tenors usually have their passaggi around D4/Eb4 and G4/Ab4, whereas lyric baritones have their passaggi at B3 and E4. Lyric sopranos are usually at F4/F#4 and F5/F#5.

Legato/Staccato
A musical phrase usually will last a couple of bars. During a phrase, the melody may be played/sung smoothly connected without every note sounding chopped up, whereas staccato means emphasizing every single note separately with minor less than a second breaks in between every note. Legato is the most basic form of singing through correct breath control and support.

Agility
Vocal agility is an embellishment and it means, being able to sing many notes accurately and quickly, by separating each individual note while still being able to connect them within one sung vowel. Those are usually called melismas or vocal runs.

CRITERIA

The new labels on the blog will classify vocalists and label them within their own stylistic choices, vocal register development, supported ranges and where their strengths lie. This isn’t to say anybody is better than anybody. This will merely classify them within their own styles. A vocalist may fit into more than one category at a time.

MH Vocalists: Mid-Range Head Voice Vocalists

Vocalists in this category haven’t developed their head voices very high but are able to use them within a relatively low to mid range in their voice type’s tessitura. They maintain connection at will and are able to access their head voices at will.

Sopranos: Up to at least D5 up to G5/G#5
Mezzo-Sopranos: Up to at least C5 up to F5/F#5
Tenors: Up to at least A4 up to D5/Eb5
Baritones: Up to at least F4 up to Bb4/B4

HV Vocalists: High Head Voice Vocalists

Vocalists in this category have developed a relaxed and open sound in their head voices. They can manipulate dynamics, qualities within their head voices, they maintain supported qualities and manipulate the placement in their head voices well.

Sopranos: Starting Around A5
Mezzo-Sopranos: Starting around G5
Tenors: Starting around E5
Baritones: Starting around C5

MB Vocalists: Mid-Range Belters

Vocalists within this category generally perform the best within their mid-belting mixed voice range. Once they go high, they might have issues with keeping their throats as opened as they were in their mid belting ranges. They must be able to produce resonance in their mixed voices to be classified in this category.

Sopranos: Up to at least C5 up to D5/Eb5
Mezzo-Sopranos: Up to at least Bb4 up to C5/C#5
Tenors: Up to at least G4 up to A4
Baritones: Up to at least Eb4 up to F4

HB Vocalists: High Range Belters

Vocalists in this category perform best and have the most ease within their upper mixed voice ranges. They are able to keep an opened sound without losing tone quality, without losing support and without losing volume while still being relaxed. They must be able to produce resonance in their mixed voices to be classified in this category.

Sopranos: Starting around E5
Mezzo-Sopranos: Starting around D5
Tenors: Starting around Bb4
Baritones: Starting around F#4

M Vocalists: Mid-Range Vocalists

Vocalists in this category are those with relatively narrow supported ranges, whose strengths lie in singing within an octave of their range without going too high or too low too often. They generally keep support within a mid one octave range, but outside of that strain can become more apparent and intense.

Sopranos: Falling somewhere within A3/Bb3 ~ Bb4/B4
Mezzo-Sopranos: Falling somewhere within G3/G#3 ~ G#4/A4
Tenors: Falling somewhere within E3 ~ F4/F#4
Baritones: Falling somewhere within C3 ~ C#4/D4

ML Vocalists: Mid-Low Range Vocalists

Vocalists in this category have somewhat developed their lower ranges, but could still further develop the strength in the vocal cord development, projection, support and connection as they descend lower in range.

Sopranos: Going down to about G#3/G3
Mezzo-Sopranos: Going down to about F#3/F3
Tenors: Going down to about C#3/C3
Baritones: Going down to about A2/G#2

LR Vocalists: Low Range Vocalists

Vocalists in this category generally develop their lower ranges well and are comfortable singing lower than most within their voice types. They have developed chest voices, sung without tension, with connection, projection and ease.

Sopranos: Anywhere starting on F#3 and below
Mezzo-Sopranos: Anywhere starting on E3 and below
Tenors: Anywhere starting on B2 and below
Baritones: Anywhere starting on G2 and below

S vocalists: Stylistic Vocalists

Vocalists within this category usually prefer to sing in a specific specialized generally breathy way, narrowing their genre to keep themselves true to their style. They can often prefer breathiness, soft singing, throatiness and falsetto over singing with more connection and belting with more openness/roundness in tone.

C Vocalists: Commercial Vocalists

Vocalists in this category lack in terms of clarity of tone and overall management of airflow. They don’t necessarily prefer stylistic qualities like breathiness or soft singing. Instead they prefer to sing in a way that’s specific to their own music only, preferring to sing with high larynxes, or more air pressure, etc.

MA Vocalists: Melismatic/Agile Vocalists

This category is exclusive for the vocalists who have learned to how to properly move their vocal cords from note to note, at the center of pitch, with precision, control and ease. They have flexible vocal cords that respond to changes in pitch without sliding through them, but instead hitting each single note at a time with accuracy.

WR vocalists: Well Rounded Vocalists

Vocalists in this category have developed their ranges to sing within a variety of genres and styles while keeping a strong connection between their vocal cords and air management to sing with minimal strain within a wider range, from chest voice to mixed voice to head voice. The development of each of those registers should be both consistent and balanced.

For further question you can check our “The Team” page and contact us directly if you’d like.

Regards,

Ahmin & Pandayeu

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10,600 thoughts on “About & Our Criteria

  1. Not sure if it’s appropriate to make this type of question here but here I go, recently I got shocked at how different my recorded speaking voice sounds from what I listen and I think I have a pretty good pitch. Would I get surprised too about my pitch (I mean, disappointed IoI) if I ever listen to my recorded singing? I’m afraid to listen lmao.
    And hmm, have you ever listened to Baek Ah Yeon’s singing to give me some basic info about it?

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    1. It is very possible that there’s a drastic change in pitch as well as just general tone quality, simply because the sound you hear when you sing is mixed with the outside sound others hear and the inside sound you hear from inside your body. So the recording only picks up what comes out, but you hear your voice inside unfiltered by any tension that comes after it goes through the vocal tract.

      Baek Ah yeon seems to be a soprano with a relatively small voice, not a lot of openness, I’ve never heard resonance from her nor support in the fifth octave.

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  2. I have no experience about singing, but I have a question about mixed voice.
    Is it possible to be able to sing in your mixed voice if you don’t know how to sing in your head voice? I’ve been trying to learn my vocal range but I can’t sing notes about F#4. I think that’s as far as my chest will allow me to go. I’m a male btw

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      1. not an admin but i’ve seen ahmin answer a similar question, and so i know it is possible, whether you are a tenor or a baritone you cannot bring solely chest voice that high, you need some degree of mixing , even if the mix has mostly chest voice in it, the fact you can sing as high as f#4 means you can use a mixed voice for sure, even if u cannot produce a pure head voice, even if you can only do a falsseto, you are still able to use your mixed voice.

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    1. I second the comment above. If you’re untrained you can strain anywhere, it’s not usual that untrained vocalists sing in a supported or even relaxed manner.

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  3. Hi there ahmin and the team!!…. sorry to be asking this ..but can you take a listen to my singing…its been quite awhile since ive been practicing your tips ….i hope im doing it right…the thing is, in my country, proper vocal technique is not emphasized at all..even among most professional singers …im scared that i might catch on some bad habbits…
    Here is my link

    Do take caution from 1:05 till 1:10 cos there have been a few screeching sounds from the speaker
    How did i do there?…how about the eb4 on each chorus and a few E4 and F4 in the climax? I do know that i did badly on the runs though.
    You can take your time on this, and its ok if you dont reply to it….but i do hope that you do..
    Thanks in advance!!

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  4. I have a question about Yuju’s high note starting at 2:42.
    The first note, is it a C#5, and is it supported?
    The for the last two notes, I know they are strained, but notes are they?

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  5. Hello, I miss you guys so I come back here. I wanna ask, how to know people that sing with support? Are there only Shannon and Roa that sing with support in Pristin? Thanks before, hope you would answer this

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  6. How is pop singers head voice compared to classical singers technically? Would pop singers with developed head voice (like Ailee, Wendy, Luna ex.) have it easier to sing opera compared to singers on their level but less developed head voice ? Because as far as I can hear, even Pop singers with fantastic head voice like Beyonce, Shannon, and Whitney doesn’t sound as “full and round” as famous classical singers in their head voice. Classical singers can make their head voice sounds like flute’s.

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    1. Ofc classical singers are superior. For 2nd question, not necessarily. Being able to sing operatic is all about strong support with total control over placement & maintaining good larynx position(lowered). So it’s not necessarily about how developed their HV is but it certainly helps(especially since female singers in opera use HV a lot). Beyonce & Whitney can do semi-operatic tone, but probably the reason why they didn’t go full on operatic mode is bcuz they don’t feel like they need to. You know they’re pop singers, not operatic singers. But they certainly know how to, a sign of very developed voice.

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  7. hi! are any vocalists in produce 48 standing out to yall currently? i have yet to be impressed, but i think the top vocalists would be jo yuri, na goeun, han chowon, park haeyoon, and park minji, but let me know what you think!

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    1. To be honest, I don’t really watch the produce series so I don’t really have a straight answer for you. All I have seen was the performance of Into The New World and from that Yunjin doesn’t seem too bad!

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  8. Is there a way for me to send you a clip of me singing? I want a professional to judge my singing. And you seem to be a chill person so I hope that you will reply.

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    1. Ahmin has his email address on his YT channel (Kitsunemale) and you can also link a YT clip of your singing here 😀 idk about pandayeu :/

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  9. Hi !

    I enjoy singing a lot and as someone who really wants to improve, all the content you provided on this website has really been helpful to me. I wanted to share an audio clip of me singing so you could if possible make a short review because I don’t know my current level nor where to start and what to practice. The song is not high but I can’t hit notes higher than F4 and I still don’t know why, my voice just cracks, maybe because it hasn’t finished breaking yet.

    https://vocaroo.com/i/s0yA3YuWLAnw

    Thank you !

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    1. I don’t think you can. But I’ve watched some tutorial of rock singing & a lot of them use support mechanism for those “screaming” & “yelling” in rock music. One type of rock screaming is by using support + head voice + vocal fry combined tgt to create healthy screaming. Another by using healthy growl & rasp. That’s as far as I know.

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    2. I’m not sure if that’s possible however I know it’s completely possible to support with a chesty mix. I know it’s not really screaming but it’s probably the closest you can get to “scream” with support.

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  10. Question – can you tell me the Korean equivalent for the term ‘voice type’? See, I know the Chinese characters for it ‘声種’ – it works natively and in Japanese, but as Hanja it’s meaning becomes confusing. I guess it would start with 음 but what comes next eludes me!

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    1. There’s no term for voice type in Korean at the moment. The word for voice type is the same as vocal range, there’s no specific Korean word for it.

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  11. I have a beginner question that confused me, sorry I don’t know much about singing. When some idols are noted to not support their voice or any notes.
    Everyone supports to some degree right? Most people speak in their chest voice, which is a voice that they should be comfortable with as they use that part of their voice every day. If any vocalist sings within their speaking range in their chest voice, it should be supported right?

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    1. singing and speaking are two completely different things, the way our breathing works is very different, so No even in the most basic comfortable chest speaking range a lot of weak vocalists don’t support a single note

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    1. It’s not an easy question to answer I’m afraid. It’s a sensation as much as it is a quality but as qualities are, it’s hard to really describe it, as opposed to simply showing it.

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      1. Would you mind giving examples showing that a person singing with breath support and a person singing without breath support?

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  12. Hello! I have a question regarding Jin from BTS. I know you won’t analyze him but I’m really curious about his “tone”. I’m not sure if that’s his actual timbre or he’s having some sort of placement issue because it sounds mostly through his nose. It also sounds like he’s constantly pushing even pretty low in his range. I really can’t differentiate between improper technique and timbre yet so I’d appreciate if you can clarify this for me.

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  13. I am late to comment this, but I really benefited from the educational contents of your channel and blog -along with blogs of some other vocal instructors- is a true work of passion and hard work and you guys make me inspired.
    At first, Tbh, i was dubious ; ‘can i trust this thing? ‘Aren’t the ratings are rather subjectve?’ ‘reviewing an art piece as a whole requires more theory than this.’ until I read more on the blog, began to research other vocal blogs and realized that this is about TECHNIQUE.
    Now, I can’t believe that i once thought that vocals are more ‘subjective’ than other things when I am a technically trained instrument player, illustrator, and an architect.
    And vocal technique was just like other musical instrument – breath support is like bow distribution and connection, registers are like switching strings and positions, you have to learn vibrato in different fingers… Etc ( i play violin)

    Now i know the reasons why some singers will sound so pleasent at one while rather irritating on the other.
    And i am almost more insterested in vocal theory than my own major now lol.
    But anyways, thank you, your work was one of the enlightening in my life.

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  14. Dude, I was wondering? Are big things happening in your life or maybe you aren’t getting the help you used to get? Because as far as I know its 6+ months since we have gotten a vocal analysis. I understand its hard work to make one. I don’t want to feel like you have to rush. Just wondering are we getting anything new? Or should I just check back in during 2019 maybe?

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    1. Pandyeu responded to a comment a while back saying they are just busy with other things, i would suggest just tuning in once a month if you dont like checking everyday,

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  15. Hey Ahmin I know you dont analyze singing when someone is dancing as it comes in the way of breathing, unless you have good stamina, does that mean some idols are actually able to support their singing while dancing hard?

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    1. not ahmin but yes there are some idols who can support while dancing like kim Junsu ( XIA) , KRY , DGNA’s mika , chenbaeksoo ,BAP’s DAEHYUN( he had quite the stamina back in the days ) , 100% rockhyun ( you can watch his the unit audition with TVXQ’s “O” where he slayed some A4s )…ect

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  16. Hi Admins!
    There has been a YouTuber on the rise recently, and honestly I have been sceptic about him especially since there are so many people using “vocal coach reacts” for views. When I watched some of his videos, I got the impression that he really only commented and didn’t judge the singers, also he seemed to use a slightly different terminology than you guys do. And in one of his most recent videos, this surfaced very clearly:

    He got very upset throughout the video and tried to prove the video he reacted to wrong as much as he could, although he has made some interesting points (but I think it would be best if you watched the video yourselves)… Now to my actual question: Do you guys agree with what he said? Can he be considered a reliable source? He doesn’t seem as bad as Tristan at least.

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    1. he considers every sound forward as resonant which is not true his understanding of resonance is not exactly true, he called some notes resonant like lee hi B4 which was just supported same thing for KEI intro … he also said nasality is ok ‘-‘ , he also replied to someone i quote :” i believe that way they ask people to create that sound is harmful ” so wanting to achieve fuller less nasal sound is wrong and harmful
      [ ͡⎚ ʖ̯ ͡⎚ ]

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      1. He didn’t call them resonant in the way the video defined it, he only said they “sound good”. The most crucial point in the video is that he defines resonance as the term in physics, and because he got upset, he assumed that the video was made with the intention to teach people that always producing optimal resonance is required to be called a good singer. In his pinned comment, he explained why he finds it harmful by his personal experience, out of a pedagogic POV (because people who were asked to achieve such a sound in his presence pulled up too much chest and pushed in order to achieve that full tone). Also, he didn’t say “i believe asking people to create that sound is harmful” but “i believe THAT WAY they ask people to create that sound is harmful”.
        Overall, my impression is that he simply misunderstood the video. He even overlooked the last paragraph in the definition of resonance, which is the crucial part of it (it says that achieving resonance is desirable since it adds to versatility) and while trying to prove the video wrong, he says “this thing called resonance is not always needed when storytelling”. But like… that’s only my POV and I wanted to hear the admins perspective of it, since I am in no way a professional.

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      2. the video didn’t ask anyone to do anything it just demonstrated supported sound and support + resonance … i have problems with couple of things he said in video but i will keep it to myself

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      3. true, personally I think he was getting way too upset about it? Just because he had a personal problem with the definition of resonance he tried to prove the whole video wrong lmao it makes him look a little laughable tbh

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    2. The fact that all these vocal-coach-turn-reactors always attach a link to their learning website for business intention makes all these even more suspicious. Personally I just stick to ahmin and felicia’s channel, even tho fel does advertise her name (like a lot) but at least her content is informative.

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    3. at first, i though he was reliable, after watching his videos more, i believed that, he is very stylistic singer, not technique singer. To him, if the sound is not crack, that mean good/cool already, i am in doubt, whether he can distinguish support vs strain or not!

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      1. i mean he said according to him if it doesn’t sound like the singer is trying to hard it ok , everything from shallowness to nasality is a pass for him !-!

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  17. Hey guys, I saw a recent clip of kyulkyung preforming lately and was kind of surprised. Have my hearings gone really bad or does she actually have some shallow support in this video?

    She starts singing at 2:27

    Thanks!

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  18. I love you guys keeping IU as the front page portfolio of Kpop vocalist!
    She is really a prove of good vocalist ≠ good singer!
    Singing is not just about blending from lowest note to highest note, but way way far then that.
    Anyway if you got a very special vocal tone, it already guarantee you half success.

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  19. hello adminsssss but i just wanted to know your thoughts on the vocal line of stray kids?
    Yang Jeongin, Kim Woojin, Kim Seungmin (left to right)

    thank you very much!!

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    1. This is a comment of Ahmin’s about Woojin’s and Seungmin’s covers of Stitches and Lost Stars:

      “I don’t think that video of Woojin is the best because of the song choice, since it’s 1. in English, 2. That song has a lot of falsetto. So it’s often just a lot of breathy nasal tightness. He has a very pretty voice. 0:12 G4’s are where his larynx raises and he is pretty tight. His diction is kind of tight throughout but he can maintain some degree of support up to E4. 0:32 again high larynx on G4. I’m more interested in knowing what the vocal trainer was going to say to him. So no, he does not resonate. Make the specific questions relevant to the video please.

      Seungmin isn’t much different from Woojin. His diction is a lot less tight, he is more relaxed and using less pushing and a high larynx to sing but he hasn’t properly developed much support either. So it’s not a big difference.”

      also, I don’t think they have improved much since that time. hope that helps you! 😀

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      1. ahh yes i have read that somewhere I forgot where, thank you! but I just wanted to see their thoughts about their techniques and improvements since then, thank you though!

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  20. Hi l, may I ask what note does Suho hit at 0:13 and 0:44? And how he did it like, was it supported and such?

    Also in this one do you think Suho sounds natural singing in a lower voice?

    (not sure if the links are gonna show up)

    Hoping for a response ;_; Thanks!

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  21. Hello! Do you have any tips or exercises that would help lighten up my mixed voice? I think I’m pretty balanced but beyond D4 I can’t help but push and it’s pretty hard to sing higher than an E4 without pretty much shouting and raising my larynx sky high. I’m a baritone btw. Any videos or tips would be useful since I’m trying to figure out things by myself.

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  22. I’ve always had this thought in my head for awhile so I’ll ask you guys since your analysis were always very insightful (personally your old system made things more simpler for me to understand but I’m getting off track). Okay here’s my question. There’s these two vocalists who in terms of their overall vocal technique are seemingly equal but one of these vocalists is able to access the whistle register while the other cannot. Does that make the whistler a better vocalist or is whistling arbitrary?

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    1. Hi not the admin here but I wanna help answering your question.
      That really depends on the overall capabilities of the said singer & what they can do with the whistle register. From the quality(like the whistle is relaxed & not overly tight or strained) to the benefits of the performance(what variety of skills they can use & how it goes with the overall song). If they simply just used whistle randomly for impressing the audiences or they hitted it with very tight & tense quality, then I don’t think that singer is necessarily better than the other one.

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  23. https://youtu.be/uwMngvoyYMw was taeils head voice supported at 2:04? and another question, can a supported headvoice have this much power/volume? most examples of supported headvoices ive seen kind of lack in volume, im not sure, maybe thats how a supported head voice is supposed to sound, im wondering if it can be as loud as taeils note here wtihout being pushed or strained

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  24. I’m sure ahmin isn’t fan of youtubers who use the “vocal couch reacting to…” for views(and their lack of objectivity) but what do you guys think about this channel??

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  25. Hi! I’m flooding you blog for a few years and you are really great. I know you will analize sünger if oh my girl later but I have a question.

    Is she supported in low notes here also I wonder is she doing good in the end of the video the high notes?

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      1. Jane Zheng… I’m unsure about her lows but her head voice till F6/F#6 is wonderful and resonant. Her mix seems kind of weird though I don’t know…

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      2. Sorry lol I actually meant to say probably at least C6 but got carried away by the video in which she was singing the diva dance until I saw another one of her E6’s which seemed tight and came back here so just ignore that F/F# yeah…

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  26. Sooo i dont want to sound mean but are u guys okay? There has been no analysis since January and I´m asking myself if you guys re planning on closing the site 😦
    If it´s because of personal problems then I apologize and take back everything I said because it would be completely understandable but I´m kind of craving for new analyses…. pls excuse my curiosity…

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    1. Oh no honey you don’t sound mean at all. We are fine, usually Pandayeu isn’t much of a poster anyway because Pandayeu is busy a lot. I’ve become busier adapting to a new lifestyle as I’ve moved to Korea recently, in case you didn’t know. I am not exactly sure whether this website will be closed down or not but that’s not my first choice and as long as I have a choice, I won’t do that. I do want to post some new analyses but I’m kind of focusing on some other stuff for now. I have made it a point not to answer questions that have videos in them because I simply don’t have the time nor the will to do so. Also I have decided not answer every question since I know our readers are capable of answering simple questions and engage in friendly discussion either way, which makes me happy and I highly encourage that.

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  27. Is there any example of a singer that maybe regress in low notes that come to mind? Bcs so far almost in every youtube or discussion sections are talking about regression in head voice or belting notes. Thx

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  28. hey, I really need your help. I was asked to join a chorale, but I have never singed in my life so basicly I want to know if I should join or not. I mean should I have a good voice to join it ?I heard too that they will do some kind of tests to know everyone’s type of voice or something like that. What kind of songs should I choose to sing ?

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  29. Hello! I’m confused about something and was wondering if you could help me. I just saw someone say a vocalist has bad technique because they’re “pulling from the throat”. I’ve never heard this term before, what does it mean?

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      1. oh, i see! Thank you! 🙂 would you say it’s very unhealthy? I read there’s some different degrees of unhealthy and i’m trying to learn, sorry if I’m being too much.

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  30. Hi Ahmin! My apologies if this is not a kpop-related concern. It appears that you no longer have your email on your youtube channel. Do you still offer private skype voice lessons? How do I reach you privately?

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    1. I do still offer private lessons and there should be no reason my email isn’t on there anymore, that’s odd. Are you entirely sure? You wouldn’t be able to see it on mobile, only on a desktop.

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      1. Ahhh I saw it! User error, my apologies. I might reach out to you anytime soon for an inquiry. Thank you so much!

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