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Soft songs = higher range? and harder songs = lower range?

I noticed that when Jeff Gutt from Xfactor USA sang say you say me by lionel richie he made his range higher. then when he was doing the harder songs like creep his voice was deeper. I would like to do the same thing. any thoughts?


  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,515Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro

    On Say You Say Me he starts out singing in chest voice in his upper mids.

    E4  G4    A4   E4

    Say You, Say Me      That has a chesty timbre to it.


    On Creep, he starts out singing about an octave lower.  That's just automatically going to have a different timbre to it than upper mids around A4.

    G3  A3  B3

    I'm  A    Creep     This is much lower and sung in a deeper placement.


    In the chorus on Creep, he then goes into an airy falsetto head voice, then shifts into chest for an

    F4, F#4, G4, A4.  He leans into the chest part of the chorus.


    This is a stylistic choice type of thing.  Say You Say Me by Lionel Richie had a completely different vocal approach.  Lionel did not lean into the sound at all like this.



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