Monday, April 15, 2013

Vocal Range and Profile: Ariana Grande

Lowest Note: Eb3 (Forced C#3)
Highest Belt: B5
Highest Note: E7
Exclamation: N/A
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano (4 octaves and a semitone)
Vocal Rating: A-List (Though she was a resident of the Star-list until recent dates)
Recommended Listenings: Emotions, The Way

Positives: A vocal actress, being able to mimic the tones and voices of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, crying and laughing babies and more. The lower notes are smokey and achieved with good technique down to Eb3. Her belts are achieved with ease, they are never strained and are mixed with the head voice. While her mixing costs power, the sound achieved is bright and healthy. Capable of complex melismas.

The head voice is light and sweet, and is also where the voice finds its 'ring,' being bright, healthy, and resonant. Her falsetto is also very bright and piercing, and doesn't demonstrate airy qualities.

The whistle register is piercing, and the whistles don't have disconnected tones attached to them. She is able to sing vocal runs in this register (See Emotions).

Negatives: The previously mentioned mixed belts lack power and the whistle register is not controlled (something she has admitted herself). Her slightly nasal tone is also polarizing. Finally, her diction is unpolished, leaving her lyrics incomprehensible at points.


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