Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vocal Range and Profile: Avril Lavigne


Vocal Range: C#3 - F#5/G5 - E6
Longest Note: 21 Seconds
Vocal Type: Light Lyric Soprano (3 octaves, 1 note and semi-tone)
Vocal Rating: B-
Recommended Listenings: Alice, What The Hell, Tik Tok (Cover)
                                         
Positives: 
A spunky, rock orientated voice. The piercing quality of the voice allows for her to slice her way through the thick instrumentation she often employs, and gives the voice more resonance. She demonstrates ease when hitting lower notes down to D3.

Negatives:
Though resonant due to the piercing quality, the belts are naturally thin, and can sound like shouting. The voice is also nasal at most times.

The Bb2 is not her but the C#3 is. C#3-C#7

In her album "Rock N' Roll," she sang a harmonized G5.

Here's her longest note, starts at 0:30 and goes through F#5, Eb5 and B4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_aHI3yErSU&feature=player_embedded




Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vocal Range and Profile: Pixie Lott


Range: D3 - G5 - C6
Longest Note: 7 Seconds
Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo Soprano (2 octaves, 6 notes)
Vocal Rating: C
Recommended Listenings: Broken Arrow, Use Somebody, Poker Face, Raise Up

Positives: A dark and healthy lower register. Her head voice is bright and girly, with a soft vibrato. A nimble voice that can flip registers with ease. The voice is raspy in most registers. Solid knowledge of musical phrasing, demonstrating control of dynamics and inflections.

Negatives: The voice as a whole is nasal in most registers, causing upper belts to become shrill. Her vibrato is not to everyone's taste, and the chest voice can be overwhelmingly coarse.


B2 (D3)-G#5
Eb3-C6


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Live (in Person) Review: Beyonce - Super Bowl Halftime Show



So by now you have probably read 200 reviews of Beyonce's halftime performance. But have you read one where the author was IN THE CROWD? Well, this is it. I'm going to give you all the details, from the inside.