Pop Music Vocals
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A technique used by male singers, especially tenors, to produce very high notes which are outside of their usual range.
A controlled, smooth slide from one pitch to another.
A slide between notes where each semitone pitch can be heard individually.
Singing with no instrumental accompaniment or backing.
Singing one syllable to a large number of notes.
Each syllable that is sung has its own note.
Singing that is flexible to the tempo.
Improvised singing using nonsense syllables such as doo and wop.
When singers improvise some extra notes, usually at the end of a phrase.
When singers add a slight "quiver" to their voice to add expression.
Typical rock n' roll voice
Raw, energetic, falsetto shouts, improvised scatting, untrained, usually male.
Typical rock anthem voice
Growly, raspy, husky. Loud and powerful.
Typical pop ballad voice
Expressive and emotional. Vibrato, melisma, portamento, rubato, long held notes, riffing.
Solo artists vocal effects
AutoTune, effects filters.
The highest female voice
A medium high female voice
Also known as a falsetto, this is the the name for high pitched male voices.
A high male or low female voice.
The majority of male singers belong to this range.
A medium male voice.
The lowest of the male voices.