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“Mariah, (songwriter, producer, vocalist) – is one of the finest divas, to grace the planet – earth. Her success, as a recording artiste, of her generation, past and present – is rival to only a few. Her legacy and body of work is shockingly no fairy tale; but her love for music and her legion of adoring fans, world wide, is no walk in the park either – on any rainy day!” :: Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest
Mariah Carey possesses a five-octave vocal range, and was ranked first in a 2003 MTV and Blender magazine countdown of the 22 Greatest Voices in Music, as voted by fans and readers in an online poll.
Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker adds her timbre possesses various colors, saying, “Carey’s sound changes with nearly every line, mutating from a steely tone to a vibrating growl and then to a humid, breathy coo.”Her wide vocal range allows Carey to take melodies from alto bottom notes to coloratura soprano upper register, and, according to music critic Jim Faber of New York Daily News, she can “cover all the octaves between those voice types], and [possesses] the agility to move between … with swiftness and aplomb.” Carey also possesses what she calls “whisper register”. In an interview with the singer, Ron Givens of Entertainment Weekly described it this way, “first, a rippling, soulful ooh comes rolling effortlessly from her throat: alto. Then, after a quick breath, she goes for the stratosphere, with a sound that nearly changes the barometric pressure in the room. In one brief swoop, she seems to squeal and roar at the same time: whisper register.”
Voice experts praise Carey’s vocal technique, like Stephen Holden who said, “she can deliver very accurate staccatos as well as tricky melismas, and she possesses a beautiful and solid trill in upper register”. Jeanette Lo Vetri states, “Carey is really a great technician. The staccatos are pin point, executed with amazing speed and control, the legato is a marvel of smoothness, she is the supreme mistress of melismas, she always keeps a neutral larynx position— except sometimes in her lower register— and she glides effortlessly from bottom to top and vice versa.” Malcolm Walker adds her vocal lines are “very well led, especially in piano register.”
Mariah on her voice: “I have nodules on my vocal cords. My mother says I’ve had them since I was a kid. That’s why I have the high register and the belting register and I can still be husky. The only thing that really affects my voice is sleep. Sometimes if I’m exhausted, I can’t hit the really high notes.” “My doctors showed me my vocal cords and why I can hit those high notes. It’s a certain part of the cord that not many people use—the very top. My natural voice is low. I have a raspy voice. I’m really more of an alto. But my airy voice can be high if I’m rested. […] When I was little, I’d talk in this really high whisper, and my mom would be like, “You’re being ridiculous.” I thought if I can talk like that I can sing like that. So I started [she goes higher and higher and higher] just messing around with it. I’d practice and practice, and she’d be like, “You’re gonna hurt yourself.” I’d tell her, It doesn’t hurt/ If I were to try and belt two octaves lower than that, that would be a strain.” Amen.
G#2, A2, Bb2, B2, C3, C#3, D3, Eb3, E3,F3,F#3,G3
Mid/Upper Chest/Belting Register:
Bb4,C5, C#5, D5, Eb5, E5, F5, F#5, G5, G#5
Head Voice Register:
A5, Bb5, B5, C6, C#6, D6
Eb6, E6, F6, F#6, G6, G#6, A6, Bb6, B6, C7, C#7, D7, Eb7, E7, F7, F#7, G#7
Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer & 7X multi award nominee :: No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts ::
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Hello. I hope you have a beautiful week ahead. Keep the dream alive. Anything is possible if you believe :: Take one day at time & Smile Xx
I recall great memories today. The art of musicality. Surrounded by a team of well wishers, talented geniuses and a heart full of songs. As time eliminates the dreams from the realities and truth from lies – when some symbiotic relations turn parasitic; I’ve returned to my first love – Gospel. Couldn’t be more happier, free-er and elated to connect truly with the real love for music where it all begun.
Those days look like never ending in my memory, as I’ve resulted to yearning for those days again. Bon Jovi – was playing next door for this one.
I guess it’s a love and passion that never dies – until Gods says so. I begin to dig out some fond, loved memories (frame by frame) and some of the people I’ve enjoyed sharing my music with – till now.
Chin said something biblical to me when we met through work. I’ll never forget and it changed my life forever. She is a musician too – with her lovely family and two boys. But we met only once and her lasting words have imparted me with great wisdom. Nice true and true people like her are rear in between to find.
This was at AlleyCat! Was made to sing by some Ronnie Scott fans. (Check again later – maybe I’ll add some more) 🙂
Currently – I’m doing a UK Gospel Tour with Gospel Rock Ministries ::
Godless People. Loveless people. You just got to pray for them – cuz they don’t know any better. If they did – they won’t do – those things. Have empathy on them :: Jesus said, (Luke 23:34) “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Don’t be jealous, (nor envious) of the wicked or their vices, cuz they shall disappear like rain, melts, from a cloud passing by :: Amen ::
Let the demons keep the lies. The Angel of mine has the truth ..’