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SHINee’s Vocal Analysis: Jonghyun

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Vocal Range

(Might go lower) A2 ~ C6 (3 octaves and 3 semitones)

Vocal Tessitura

C3/C#3 ~ A4

Voice Type

Light-Lyric Tenor

Strengths/Achievements

  • Most supported lower register in SHINee amongst the tenors
  • Most developed head voice/falsetto register amongst SHINee members
  • Achieved resonance a number of times from Eb4 ~ A4 range
  • A head placed supported mixed D5 in the studio version of “Destination”
  • Able to keep a stable larynx even in his lowest notes
  • Able to project forward his lower register range between F#3 ~ C#3/C3, occasionally B2

Weaknesses

  • Tendency to push notes on A4/Bb4 and above
  • Although resonant in placement, throat isn’t as opened as it could be to achieve a fuller sound
  • Pushed falsetto/heady mix at times, creating a nasal strained sound
  • When he does not breathe properly or shows vocal fatigue, prone to having pitch/intonation issues
  • Although having a stable larynx in his lower register, notes tend to be quiet and breathy below C3/B2

Registers

  • Lower register: Stable larynx in his lower register, but at times overly breathy and unsupported, with others having a better projection and placement
  • Mixed register: Able to mix well, choosing when to use a heavier or chestier mix or a more balanced and lighter mix, although having the tendency to push on the chestier mix. Very extensive upper range, capable of mixing up to F5/F#5 but still not being able to fully support notes above A4 properly.
  • Upper extension: At times able to produce a very relaxed and supported head voice/falsetto, able to extend up to A5 with a relatively relaxed throat, but also having the other extreme of pushing with a nasal forced placement and strained on notes as low as C#5~F#5 range. In a softer falsetto, generally relaxed up until F#5/G5 with some ease up until A5.

Agility

Jonghyun possesses a very light and somewhat agile voice, the problem with it is his lack of pitch accuracy. Although he’s able to smoothly transition in between pitches with a slow to medium tempo agility, some are not hit correctly thus creating sloppy runs. It’s an inconsistent agility with the need of more precision and care.

Overall analysis

Jonghyun’s natural light and thin voice allows him for a very soft sound as well as a very piercing sound when desired. His vocal timbre is youthful, with a very bright quality to it. Over the years his voice has matured and lighted up in tone, allowing for an even brighter sound with more ease in the upper register, also enabling his voice to be much softer in his lower range and better placed. He’s able to descend down to his lower range with relative ease, generally able to keep his larynx considerably stable, with a forward placement and projection down to C3. Usually most low parts require a softer approach so he has the tendency to produce overly breathy notes below in the A2 ~ C#3 range, although more often than not C3 and C#3 are fuller in tone. In some performances of Breath, with labelmate Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation, Jonghyun descends to breathy B2′s and other fuller ones at times. As a natural tenor, his voice really only shines up in his higher mixed range in the mid-fourth octave.

Jonghyun used to approach his higher mix starting around the Eb4 ~ F#4 with more forcefulness and would push up higher and higher, with a chestier mix. Over the years he has brightened up the sound to a more mask placed mixed voice with a more balanced production, therefore producing a healthier mix. He is most consistently resonant in his mixed range up to G4/G#4 and sometimes resonant A4′s are reached, or supported. His vibrato is also usually present on resonant notes up until G4/G#4, with relative ease and control, but notes above G#4 tend to be a bit tighter and not as relaxed, not having a present vibrato as a consequence. However so, he has the tendency to breathe incorrectly at times causing his support to drop and his pitch and tone production to be compromised, such examples include that of his L’Arc En-Ciel cover where due to moving too much around on stage, the breathing was greatly compromised causing him to push on many notes and going considerably flat and sharp throughout the performance. His placement is still considerably well produced most of the time and he’s able to keep a consistent column of sound with mask and chest resonance in his voice. Although resonance is achieved Jonghyun still tends to keep his vowels closed and his throat ends up closing as well, trapping some of the sound. In other words, although his voice is well placed in the mask, the tone isn’t as full as it could be due to the little space provided in his throat for sound to come out and project.

His breath support and control is relatively consistent. When he is on point, he’s able to keep his throat open enough and his intonation is good, but at other times, due to too much movement and vocal fatigue, his intonation is clearly damaged, although tone production in itself isn’t always compromised. In the London Performance of “Nothing Better” Jonghyun shows vocal fatigue and so his intonation and vocal runs are at times off, but his upper falsetto notes still retain a relaxed and opened free sound, without real constriction. Jonghyun’s falsetto register is one of the most developed in SHINee, at times being able to produce a fuller head voice or at others a more breathy falsetto sound. He’s consistently able to stay in that register without real signs of fatigue, although at other times he will push a more heady mix sound with clear throat tension which also compromises his intonation and control.

Jonghyun is overall consistent enough in his falsetto, lower chest and mixed register, being the most well rounded SHINee member. Although it’s known that Taemin possesses a more consistent and well placed mixed voice, with notes produced with more of a healthy technique in between the G4 ~ B4 range, Jonghyun still is able to withstand his position as the main vocalist by his falsetto and lower chest register to balance him out, alongside his musicality, also known as the understanding of music. Jonghyun is able to use onsets and perceive music more accurately with appropriate dynamic, breathiness, raspiness and placement changes depending on the style, although not 100% able to execute it well, he has the right potential to achieve such versatility. So in short, he has potential and ability at times, but it’s either a nice delivery or a messy delivery.

Over the years Jonghyun has shown some improvement, considerable at times, in consistency and placement, but he has still a lot of room to grow with the years. He’s a passionate vocalist with a strong ability to understand music through lyric writing, composition, bass, guitar and piano playing. As an artist he shows potential to develop his craft, as a vocalist, from what he’s shown, he might improve more slowly and develop through the years.

Musicianship

Although able to vary songs and show his own interpretation, he lacks on consistency of his creativity. In other words, Jonghyun has the ability to creatively think of ways to change a song around and make it his own, but also isn’t consistent on delivering his interpretation effectively, at times going off pitch, at times straining and creating unnecessary strained sounds. At times he’s able to execute his ideas effectively with good pitch and placement, like adding vocal runs to embellish a song, but at others adding runs that are closed in his throat and with varying precision.

Rating

Decent/Competent Vocalist

Video by: kitsunemale

Analyzed by Ahmin (Kitsunemale)

EXO’s Vocal Analysis: Baekhyun

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[Vocal Range]

 F#2/G2 ~ C6

[Vocal Tessitura]

Eb3/D3-G#4

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Tenor

[Strengths]

Okay in his comfort zone (mid-higher 3rd octave to low-mid 4th octave).  Generally stable projection.  Has achieved resonant G#4 twice in Baby Don’t Cry performances.

[Weaknesses]

Strains a lot, unsupported outside of his comfort zone. Nasal placement. Intonation issues (cracks often).

[Registers]

Low notes: Around Eb3

Upper chest: Does okay up to G#4

Upper extension: Okay until F5

[Agility]

Not agile.

[Overall technique]

He lacks in pitch but his projection and support are much better in his mix.  His head voice is often strained and pushed, or overly airy and a disconnected falsetto, but with decent production and relaxed enough up until F5/F#5.

[Musicianship]

No musicianship.

 

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APink’s Vocal Analysis: Eunji

[Vocal Range]

C#3-Bb5

[Vocal Tessitura]

G3-E5

[Voice Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

Mantains a stable larynx till F5 and consistent tonality till E5.

[Weaknesses]

Sustained notes can get slightly under pitch in the middle of the note sometimes. Does not use her head voice/falsetto.

[Registers]

Lower Register: It’s underdeveloped, her lower notes are not complete air, but they are not 100% supported either.

Middle Voice: Well-trained middle voice as she rarely strains. Good tonality up to E5, and maintains support until F5, she starts losing tonality on this note though and her belts are inconsistent past this.

Upper extension: Uses an airy falsetto, but she rarely switches into this part of her range.

[Overall technique]

Overall : Competent vocalist

Breath Support & Control: Has a good support for her middle voice and higher mix, able to belt in her upper chest pretty effortlessly. Her notes below G3 are not decently supported, but not as bad as other kpop vocalists. Sings with an open-throat technique most of the time in her tessitura.

Resonance: Achieved occasionally.

Tone Production: Has a very bright and girly voice in her middle. Sings with a lifted soft plate (non-nasalized tone) all the time which means open-throated notes happen often for her.. Her F#5s and G5s are pinched most of the time however.

Intonation: When sustaining notes sometimes she can go slightly under pitch in the middle of the note.

Consistency:  Consistent

Best Vocal Performance: My My and I Love You I Do (except the G5)

[Musicianship]

None.

video from: 

analyzed by : gangertae.

CSJH The Grace’s Vocal Analysis: Dana

[Vocal Range]

D3-B5

[Vocal Tessitura]

F#3-C5/C#5

[Voice Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

Well-trained lower range and head voice.

[Weaknesses]

Shows nasality and inconsistency often. Her middle is not as well-trained as her voice extremes.

[Registers]

Lower Register: Good down to F#3/G3. Notes below this are not pure air, but not supported enough.

Middle Register: During the 2005-2010 period she used to be kinda consistent till C#5, and was able to do ok on D5s and Eb5s occasionally, but mostly except for a few occasions she got tense past C#5. As for her comeback in 2011, she showed huge inconsistency and signs of strain in C#5s, however still did ok in some notes in the C5-D5 range.

Upper Extension: Showed the ability to use a very developed and well-connected head voice. However, in a lot of CSJH’s songs and performances she uses falsetto.

[Overall technique]

Overall: Ok vocalist

She is one of the more highlighted vocalists in The Grace. She debuted as a solo artist and was supposed to be a second BoA. Through the years she improved greatly on her vocal technique as she matured, though it may be noticeable that her lower register has gotten slightly worse though her voice overall has become less whiny, as she joined The Grace.

Resonance: Even though she has done resoonant and open-throat notes, she does not always place the sound correctly, which prevents her from being more resonant.

Tone Production: Her voice is quite bright in her middle and she mantains a good tonality in her confort range sometimes. Does not always sing with a lifted soft-palate  which causes a nasalized tone production at times.

Intonation: Can go flat while belting or doing runs.

Improvement: Her belting was better during CSJH days (2008-2010 especially), in 2011 she showed inconsistency as she got thin often on her high notes. Her lower range however is still good, and her head voice also improved after appering on the show Opera Star in 2012. She showed good breath support on Opera Star somaybe the show could have helped her improving other parts of her voice.

[Musicianship]

None.

[Best Vocal Performance]

No video covering her range yet.

analyzed by : gangertae and AhMin (KitsuneMale).

CSJH The Grace’s Vocal Analysis: Lina

[Vocal Range]

E3-C#6

[Vocal Tessitura]

F#3-E5

[Voice Type]

Full Lyric Soprano.

[Strengths]

  • Well-trained voice through all registers.
  • Sings mostly in her comfort zone. Rarely strains.
  • Very good transistions between registers.
  • One of the best head voices amongst kpop vocalists.

[Weaknesses]

  • Nasal placement past E5.

[Registers]

Lower Register: Decent down to F#3. Supported and well-placed. Most of the times when The Grace sings a capella harmonies, she sings the lower harmony.

Middle Voice: Well-trained middle voice as she rarely strains and is very often resonant. Doesn’t go out of her comfort zone much either. Until 2007 she used to strain most of her belts above Eb5, had some good E5′s here and there but majority were nasal and pushed. Improved her upper chest voice starting on 2008, managing to belt E5′s with ease and resonance. Her larynx raises on her F#5s, and they tend to be pinched (nasal), however they’re not terribly strained (maintains some tonality/support).

Upper extension: Uses a very good connected and developed/resonant head voice.

[Overall technique]

Overall : Good vocalist

Arguably the best vocalist in The Grace. She and Dana tend to have the biggest roles as vocalists with adlibs. Overall she takes the lead and maintains tonality and takes on lower heavier harmonies to add taste to The Grace, who debuted as an a capella female group, or female TVXQ! at that time.

Breath Support & Control: Has a good support for her middle high mix and is quite consistent in her lower range. Sings with an open-throat technique in her tessitura. She uses the “bend on your knees”-technique a lot in her belts.

Resonance: Achieved often.

Tone Production: Sings with a full and non-nasalized tone always, with the only exception being her belted F#5′s.

Intonation: Has showed the ability to do good runs. However she can go flat, in a few occasions, whehn belting.

Consistency: Consistent

Improvement: Her belts improved (especially her E5s) from debut to 2008 and after.

[Musicianship]

None.

analyzed by : gangertae and AhMin (KitsuneMale).

SNSD’s Vocal Analysis: Seohyun

[Vocal Range]

C#3-Bb5

[Vocal tessitura]

G#3-B4/C5

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

She has produced some ok C5s and C#5s. Achieved resonance on one C#5.

[Weaknesses]

Nasal placement, intonation issues, strains

[Registers]

Lower Register : Nonexistent, Pure Air and unsupported till G#3.

Middle register : Maintains a stable larynx up to B4/C5, however uses nasal placement and weak breath support most of the time. She has a few well-produced notes till C5s and a few C#5s, but she has not shown consistency. Larynx is raised above that.

Head voice : Uses falsetto most of the times.

[Agility]

Her voice is not agile

[Overall technique]

Overall : Average vocalist

Breath Support & Control: Rises shoulders and chest a lot, so poor diaphragmatic breathing (uses a closed-throat technique), but occasionally does ok up to B4/C5. Cannot sustain notes properly as she loses focus on tone with a wobbly vibrato (does not control her breath well as she lets out breath too quickly, so her ability to sustain notes are very limited and poor, which causes vibrato issues) along with intonation issues at times.

Resonance: One C#5.

Tone Production: Has a whiny and nasal tone most of the time due to she does not lift her soft palate. Incorrect placement. On rare occasions, she gets its right up to C5/C#5. She has produced some non-nasalized and fuller B4s, C5s and a couple C#5s (and even a resonant one). Above B4/C5, her voice gets shrill, thin, whiny, forced and breathy.

Intonation: Huge intonation issues. She has pitch issues on belted notes and a lazy sense of pitch when doing simple vocal lines (happens more often nowadays)

Consistency: Inconsistent

Improvement: Showed some in improvement in 2013, more stable larynx on her C#5s and produced ok notes more often.

Best Vocal Performance:  Stuff Like That There

[Musicianship]

None.

video from : Chung2F5

analyzed by : zhxzhx

SNSD’s Vocal Analysis: Jessica

[Vocal Range]

D3-D6

[Vocal tessitura]

Bb3-B4/C5

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

She produces ok notes till C5 occasionally. Has done a few ok C#5s. Achieved resonance and open-throat at rare times in the Bb4-D5 range.

[Weaknesses]

Nasal placement most of the time, intonation issues in high notes and simple lines.

[Registers]

Lower Register : Nonexistent, pure air, unsupported till A3/Bb3.

Middle register : Maintains a stable larynx up to B4/C5. Has produces ok notes more often till C5, and on rare occasions C#5s and D5s.  Messes up a lot past C5.

Head voice : Underdeveloped. She uses falsetto 99% of the times.

[Agility]

Her voice is not agile,but has done a couple of nice runs.

[Overall technique]

Overall : Mediocre vocalist

Breath Support & Control: Mediocre Support (uses a closed-throat technique most of the time), but gets it right occasionally up to C5. Poor breath support above C5. Does not know how to sustain belted notes properly as tension, unhealthy vibrato and inaccurate intonation arise. Sustained notes in the 4th octave are fine to her accompanied with a healthier vibrato at times.

Resonance: Achieved resonance on Bb4, B4 and C#5. And a few rare opened notes (Bb4s, B4 and D5s).

Mixing: She has learned to adjust her column of sound through the years. Her voice has gotten smaller, lighter and brighter. She uses a brighter mix.

Tone Production: Has a whiny, nasal tone most of the times as she does not sing with a lifted soft palate. Incorrect placement (nasally focused). Her voice can get weak, shrill, pinched, whiny and pushed above C5/C#5. Because of her poor breath support and nasality, her voice can get really thin. On rare occasions when she gets it right, her voice sounds fuller and less light. She has produced some fuller and non-nasalized notes till C5 and a couple of C#5s and D5s.

Intonation: Serious intonation issues. She can go flat a lot on some belted notes. She has a lazy sense of pitch and rhythm when singing simple vocal lines at times.

Consistency: Inconsistent

Best Vocal Performance: Heaven (duet with Tiffany)

Improvement: Not much, but her larynx has gotten more stable while hitting some C5s/C#. Became more consistent with belting ok notes till C5 recently, managing to achieve resonance, but is still not enough for her to be considered a consistent vocalist in this range.

[Musicianship]

Showed musicianship in some of her solo performances.

video from : kitsunemale

analyzed by : zhxzhx

Ailee’s Vocal Analysis

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[Vocal Range]

D3 ~ F6

[Vocal tessitura]

A3 ~ E5/F5

A3 ~ Bb5/B5 (with head voice)

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

  • She is the best female vocalist among KPOP idols.
  • She shows great musicianship
  • Achieved resonance almost always until E5 and occasional resonance up to F#5.
  • Also able to keep a column of sound and resonance consistently even as low as F#4

[Weaknesses]

  • When she does ornamentation, she may occasionally lose some of the melodic idea, thus it may become sloppy.
  • She shows tension in the upper belt register.
  • At time uses a pushed resonance (even though the note is good/resonant her voice doesn’t show the best tonality and optimally projected sound)

[Registers]

Lower Register : Her low notes are air, and lack proper support most of the time. She tends to push her larynx down for lower notes.

Middle register : Often resonance, very good breath support and control. Mantains a stable larynx until F5 most of the time, but resonance is not as present in her upper register as it is below E5.

Head voice :  Uses a true head voice (connected) which is developing. Very good transitions between chest-mix-head registers. She still maintains some tension in above Bb5.

[Agility]

Her voice is agile.

[Overall technique]

Overall: Good Vocalist.

Voice: Ailee’s Light Soprano voice is one of the best for her age group in Korea at the moment. Her instrument is finely tuned and possess a clean quality to it and is used in an weightless manner. The actual timbre of her voice is like a very light-whip cream and Ripe. The voice does not posses much weight or darkness too it,the middle voice maintains a feminine charm but picks up power as she ascends the scale. A fantastic factor about Ailee is that she is quite young but possesses vocal skill that far surpasses her peers. Ailee is able to jump from note to note in her comfort range like a pro and her uses of different dynamics and phrasing puts her at the top of the pack.Her skills of interpretation show how she is her own person. No performance is ever exactly the same. Ailee comes from the school of Whitney Houston and follows the motto through and through “Cover but never Copy”. Always trying to add herself to the words she sings.When doing ornamentation she on occasion may lose some of the melodic idea and it may become sloppy. Otherwise she does fine.

Technique: Ailee is able to maintain tonality between F#3-Eb5. On occasion the Eb5 can be pushed to F#5, She still maintains tension in the upper most soprano register which might be fixed later on in her career. Because her voice is so light having an extensive lower register is not her forte but her voice naturally shines more in the higher register and because her technique is so good we actually see this often. Ailee has shown great Flexibility,Agility and is able to maintain the column of sound without destroying her larynx like many of her contemporaries show.

[Musicianship]

She has shown great musicianship.

from: kitsunemale

analyzed by : josias (eternalsilverlight)

extra information added by akisame15 (akisame)

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SNSD’s Vocal Analysis’: Sunny

[Vocal Range]

E3-C#6

[Vocal tessitura]

C4-C5

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

Her very light voice helps her mantaining a more stable larynx till C#5, though her support is very weak.

[Weaknesses]

Strains, Inconsistent, Intonation issues, Nasality.

[Registers]

Lower Register : Nonexistent.

Middle register : Her voice is very unstable, vibrato is always either too slow or too fast due to her weak breath support, control and coordination. Does alright up to C5.  Larynx raises past this, except for a single C#5.

Head voice : Showed connected head voice sometimes, though underdeveloped (and in some notes there was tension and tonality problems). She mostly uses falsetto and has trouble with transitions.

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SNSD’s Vocal Analysis’: Tiffany

[Vocal Range]

C#3-Bb5

[Vocal tessitura]

G#3-B4/C5

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

Improves fast. Is getting way more consistent. Once she did a well-supported C5 in mezzo-piano (one kind of dynamics/volume) with good vibrato.

[Weaknesses]

Intonation issues and inconsistency. Strains a lot past C#5.

[Registers]

Lower Register : Nonexistent, pure air, unsupported

Middle voice : Mantains a stable larynx till C5, produces ok notes till C#5 but is inconsistent. Improving a lot in her middles voice, pitch got better, support got much better, placement got much better. Her sound is more forward, her vibrato is more stable, her mix is more balanced, etc

Head voice : Uses falsetto and gets tense the higher she goes. Has cracked a Bb5

[Agility]

Her voice is not agile

[Overall technique]

Overall:  Mediocre

Breath Support & Control: Mantains a stable larynx up to C5/C#5, uses the “bend on your knees” technique a lot to hit C#5s. Her breath control and support got significantly better now, she phrased C5s in her The Way cover with no actual signs of strain. Sometimes he voice is still shaky on her lines. And above C#5 her voice gets thin and throaty (strains).

Resonance: Has achieved resonance, highest being a D5 in studio.

Tone Production: Sings with a full and non-nasalized tone on occasion, but nasality is still a lot present in her lines.

Intonation: Her pitch got A LOT better, and she mantained consistent intonation is some performances. However in others she had intonation issues, not to mention failed attempts at adding runs which came out as messy.

Musicianship: Has potential musicianship (as showcased in her acoustic cover of The Way).

Consistency: Getting better at it, but still inconsistent.

Best Vocal Performance: A Whole New World (with Onew) and The Way.

Improvement: TIFFANY IS IMPROVING A LOT RECENTLY SO A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE MIGHT BE UNVALID, WE’LL UPDATE THIS WHEN WE’RE ABLE TO HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF HER VOCALS

[Musicianship]

Show little to no musicianship.

video from : kitsunemale

analyzed by : zhxzhx

SNSD’s Vocal Analysis: Taeyeon

[Vocal Range]

D3-C6

[Vocal tessitura]

Bb3-C#5

[Vocal Type]

Light Lyric Soprano

[Strengths]

  • Taeyeon has achieved resonance often in the B4-C#5 range and achieved resonant D5s and Eb5s at times.She has also resonated an E5 in Oh Holy Night.
  • Her C5s in Lost In Love are one of the best C5s ever produced in K-pop among female vocalists.
  • Her tonality is good up to C#5

[Weaknesses]

  • She loses tonality above C#5.
  • Her lower register is nonexistent.
  • She is inconsistent.

[Registers]

Lower Register : Non-existent, pure air and unsupported

Middle register : Maintains a stable larynx up to C#5 with often resonance due to her good placement. Gets tense above that, even though she has some good notes in the D5-E5 range majority of her high notes in this range are still strained.

Head voice : Uses falsetto 99% of the times. Has shown a connected head voice occasionally though (In her solo performance of My Grown Up Christmas List, for example, she did some controlled good head voice notes).

[Agility]

Her voice is not agile

[Overall technique]

Overall : Decent vocalist

Breath Support & Control: Decent support (open-throat technique occasionally) up to C#5. Not too good at sustaining notes as tonality is not always kept (vibrato can be unhealthy at times) and intonation not always accurate.

Resonance: Is achieved often in B4s/C5s/C#5s, showed a some resonant D5s ,Eb5s and one single E5 with a well-placed sound. Has achieved “the ring” on C5s and C#5.

Mixing: Adjusted her column of sound through the years, causing her voice to become lighter, smaller and brighter. Uses a brighter mix in her mid and upper belts.

Tone Production: Produces a full, round and open tone from E4 up to C#5. Sings with a lifted soft palate 99% of the times, so good placement and no true nasality. Can get throaty, shrill, sharp above C#5 as support is lost.

Intonation: Has issues with her intonation.

Consistency: Inconsistent outside of her comfort range.

Best Vocal Performance: Oh Holy Night & Lost In Love (duet with Tiffany)

Improvement: She was ok-decent at debut, but quite inconsistent, had trouble on C#5s sometimes and everything above was tense. She kept improving slowly during her career (in her comfort zone more specifically) and by now she’s tad more consistent in her comfor zone. Resonating C5s and C#5s became a usual thing for her and she has belted a some good D5s and Eb5s at times too, also 2 E5s (however 98% of the time her notes past C#5 are still strained). Although frequent strain might prevent her from improving vocally, she has shown improvement with her vocal tract position. Lately, she has produced a bigger sound in her C5s and C#5s and has shown a much healthier vibratos with her sustained C5s.

[Musicianship]

Show  no musicianship.

video from : kitsunemale

analyzed by : zhxzhx

Super Junior’s Vocal Analysis: Kyuhyun

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[Vocal Range]

G2-B5

[Vocal Tessitura]

A2-C#5

[Voice Type]

Lyric Tenor

[Strengths]

Well-trained middle voice (best middle voice out of the male vocalists in Kpop). Resonance is achieved up to C#5. In studio, he is able to keep an open-throat up to Eb5.

[Weaknesses]

Trouble with vocal transitions between falsetto and chest/mixed voice.

[Registers]

Lower Register: Has improved his lower register and does alright starting from A2.

Middle Voice: Well-trained and solid middle voice.

Upper extension: Gets tense at some point (somewhat above F5/F#5) and has trouble doing smooth transitions between falsetto and chest/mixed voice.

[Overall technique]

Overall : Good vocalist

Breath Support & Control: Good breath support used throughout his entire middle register. Uses an open-throated technique most of the time. Decent breath control. Has the ability to sustain belted notes without losing tonality. Produces a good and healthy vibrato.

Resonance: Has produced a resonant sound in the F#4-C#5 range at times

Mixing: Balanced Mix, but uses a brighter mix in the top notes.

Tone Production: Produces a full, solid and non-nasalized tone in his middle voice most of the time. At times, he produces a resonant, open and rounded tone. Does not lose tonality and it is unknown where he starts losing tonality and support as he has not gone any higher than C#5 in live performances. Studio wise, he is able to keep the tonality up to Eb5 without strain, shrillness and whiny quality. Sings with a lifted soft palate. Uses a good placement.

Intonation: Does not have much intonation issues. However, he has gone slightly flat on belted notes on rare occasions.

Consistency: Consistent

Best Vocal Performance: Masquerade

Improvement: Has learned to adjust and position his vocal tract better through the years. Back then, he used to only produce healthy notes, but through the years he has learned to improve his tonality.

[Musicianship]

None.

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by : zhxzhx

Big Bang’s Vocal Analysis: Daesung

daesung

[Vocal Range]

Bb2/B2-D6

[Vocal Tessitura]

F3-G#4

[Vocal Type]

Lyric Tenor

[Strengths]

-

[Weaknesses]

Weak support outside his comfort zone, struggles with diaphragmatic breathing, inconsistent

[Registers]

Lower register: pure air, audible starting drom C#3/D3

Upper chest: strains a lot.

Upper extension: Underdeveloped, airy as it extends to D6

[Agility]

His voice is not agile

[Overall technique]

Overall an okay vocalist in his comfort zone. His lower register is pure air. There is no weight in it. It becomes audible starting from around C#3/D3s. And does okay upto G#4. His breathing techniques aren’t as good even in his comfort zone. He struggles with diaphragmatic breathing. His support is weak outside of his comfort zone. And strains in those areas a lot. His head voice is underdeveloped, and is airy and it extends upto D6. He is an inconsistent vocalist with many major technical faults.

[Musicianship]

Show little to no musicianship

analyzed by : Chung2

Big Bang’s Vocal Analysis: Taeyang

taeyang

[Vocal Range]

Not determined yet.

[Vocal Tessitura]

Not determined yet

[Vocal Type]

Lyric Tenor

[Strengths]

-

[Weaknesses]

Has no idea of diaphragmatic breathing and breathing management therefore his singing is unsupported, offkey a lot, and strains often .

[Registers]

Lower register: Non-existent

Upper chest: strains a lot, goes offkey.

Upper extension: Makes usage of falsettos instead of head voice

[Agility]

His voice is not agile

[Overall technique]

Overall a bad vocalist without a connected range. His lower register is non-existent. He doesn’t make usage of diaphragmatic breathing, that’s why his singing mainly comes off as unsupported, strained, without fullness. His breathing management is also horrible, therefore he goes flat/sharp easily (offkey). He makes usage of falsettos rather than head voices.

[Musicianship]

Show little to no musicianship

analyzed by : Chung2

Super Junior’s Vocal Analysis: Ryeowook

ryewook sj

[Vocal Range]

G2-B5 (3 octaves and 2 notes)

[Vocal Tessitura]

E3-Bb4/B4

[Vocal  Type]

Lyric Tenor

[Strentghs]

Very consistent vocalist who stays in a certain range in his middle voice most of times and produces supported notes within this range.

[Weaknesses]

Weak lower register and loses tonality above B4. Jaw is not entirely relaxed when belting.

[Registers]

Lower Register: Almost nonexistent and pure air. He has tonality starting from somewhere in the 3rd mid-octave (around E3). Judging from his old videos, he used to have a better lower range with a more supported sound accompanied with vibrato.

Middle Voice: Decent middle voice. Loses tonality above A4/Bb4.

Upper extension: Okay use of falsetto. Has not gotten tense in falsetto. Decent transition between falsetto and chest/mixed voice.

[Overall technique]

Breath Support & Control: Does not use full support. But okay breath support in the middle voice up to A4/Bb4. Lack of support above that. Okay at sustaining belted notes.

Resonance: Might not be resonant mostly due to support not used at its full potential and jaw not entirely relaxed (pharyngeal space a bit too opened). On rare occasions, he has achieved resonance in the G#4-A4 area.

Mixing: Somewhat balanced Mix, but uses a brighter mix in the top notes.

Tone Production: Does not always sing with a lifted soft palate. Is nasal at times, but is able to turn off his nasality when he belts notes, which is quite fine. So his placement is fine at times. Produces a full, non-nasalized tone at times in his middle voice up to A4. Somewhat loses tonality above A4/Bb4. He has rarely gone higher than A4 in live performances, but judging from the performances where he has gone above A4, the tonality above that is inconsistent. He has done a good Bb4 once (during that one performance of Open Arms), but the rest of the Bb4s were tense. He has only gone higher than Bb4 in studio, so judging based on the studio audios, the tonality of his B4s, C5s (has a whiny tone when belting a C5) and C#5 isn’t really kept (except one single belted B4 that he did fine with proper placement).
Intonation: Rarely has any intonation issues

Consistency: He sings in the F4-A4 range most of the time with a supported sound, so he barely goes out of his comfort zone aka little to no strain. He sings in key most of the time.  Very consistent.

Best Vocal Performance: Whistle (Immortal Song 2 performance, played with dynamics)

Overall: Decent Vocalist

Improvement: Adjusted his vocal tract position better through the years, so he has achieved resonance recently. Has improved the tonality of his Bb4s.

[Musicianship]

None.

from : zhx

by: zhxzhx

A compilation of KPOP Idols' vocal analysis'

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