Saturday, January 26, 2013

Vocal Range and Profile: Beyonce

Range: F#2 - G#5 - F6 (D7)
Longest Note: 14 seconds
Vocal Type: Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano (4 Octaves)
Vocal Rating: Star
Recommended Listenings: I Care, Halo, Dangerously in Love

Vocal acrobat, being able to sing long and complex melismas and vocal runs effortlessly, and in key. Excellent trills that are achieved with no breaks. Her breath control allows her to dance while singing without sounding tired. Her grunts are growls are achieved without damaging technique. A great staccato singer.

She can hold notes for extended periods with or without vibrato, and without wavering in pitch. The vibrato is well controlled, and gives the 3rd lung illusion. Excellent dynamic control, perfect crescendos that don't get loud too fast or too slow.

Able to flip through each register effortlessly, and maintains agility to every note. Her lower notes are slightly smokey, and extend well into the 2nd octave. Her belts are well supported and mixable, and maintains a bright and powerful ring up to Eb5. The head voice is thick and operatic.

Upper belts can be perceived as shouting, and can also sound shrill without vibrato in early years. The voice loses some clarity in lower notes in live settings, while Beyoncé has become reliant on growling her upper belts recently. Her lack of unique tone leads some to brand her as "boring," though this characteristic is subjective.