Monday, April 15, 2013

Vocal Range and Profile: Justin Bieber

Range: A2 - C#5 - F5
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Baritone (2 octaves, 4 notes and a semitone)
Vocal Rating: C
Recommended Listenings: As Long As You Love Me, Love Yourself

Positives: A light, smoky and warm tone throughout each register.
Agile voice, capable of melismas and seamless transitions from chest voice to falsetto. A confident vocalist.

Bieber tends to use his lower register sparingly, choosing to opt for softer passages as opposed to ones that require more projection. However, he has shown the capacity to project down to B2.

As he ascends, his voice gains a much lighter and warmer texture, while still maintaining the same smoky texture seen in the lower register. Significant ease in the tenor tessitura, showing almost no effort on notes up to F4. A light head voice mix brings his chest voice up to B4 in Love Yourself.

A light, and sweet falsetto, that has been gaining endurance over time. The head voice is light with a slight feminine edge.

Negatives: Overall the voice lacks power and resonance, becoming nasally and whiny above E4. The lower register is breathy, and upper belts are also forced in some instances as well. His melismas and runs lack musicality, often breaking from what is reasonable for the music. Inconsistent intonation in live settings. Finally, his current use of (smoke) based drugs is causing his voice to lose colors and thin out.

The G#2 is way too forced and the Bb5 is not him. C3-E5

A2 - B4 - F5