'I think today far too many young singers are out there in front of audiences "doing it" before they are, actually, in control of a basic (singing) technique'Joan Sutherland - Legendary opera singer (1926-2010)
With the arrival of summer came the realisation that we finally have the time to discuss the vocal abilities of the top artists of today in detail. Then we wondered: 'Why should we stop there? Why not dissect the vocal abilities of the great (or otherwise) singers of the last twenty or so years?'.
So, after the jump is our first instalment in our 'Vocal Summer Summary' series, and a vocal dissection of Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Whitney Houston.
Discussing, range, vocal technique, vocal ornaments and their various strengths and weaknesses, we have done extensive research on the above.