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Hope you guys don't mind a language barrier, thoughts on this bygone Diva's ability?

It's been 20 years since Selena Quintanilla-Perez left this earth. However, this being a forum about vocal ability, let's not focus on that. Instead, I want to ask you guys what you think of her voice? She was completely self-taught, save for some lessons from her father, but he may not have been an expert himself.

Starting with an english song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcCzeaDFjjw
Disco(starts at 0:26): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjG6mEnYkZk
Same as above, except with cleaned up sound(starts at 1:18): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlhJunBr-7k
Finally, spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75VXKc0ojDA
Vocal Range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swmoHF-6Jlo

I'm sure Ken could have helped her get past these painful notes. One can dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJOl6yADEd4

Comments

  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro Posts: 14,803

    Selena was a wonderful artist and it is a tragedy that her life was cut short.  Her voice was compelling, full, and convincing.

    Her ability to interpret songs of so many genres in masterful ways is evidence of the versatility of her voice.

    She is missed.

    Bob


  • jinnyjinny Member Posts: 20
    Jennifer Lopez wouldnt have a career like she does now if it wasn't for Selena...Jennifer should pay homage to Selena every year at this time.
  • CurioCurio Member Posts: 4
    edited April 2015
    jinny said:
    Jennifer Lopez wouldnt have a career like she does now if it wasn't for Selena...Jennifer should pay homage to Selena every year at this time.
    I'm not going to comment on that, and this isn't the place for it.

    I made this thread out of respect, and curiosity because some people described Selena as a soprano. I'm not sure if that's true or not, but her recorded range is just under 3 octaves(someone said somewhere that her voice went as low as a Bb2. I'm not sure which song though. I think it was 'Siempre Hace Frio' but I'm not sure.).
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