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What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

Assuming that the person can sing on key what is that you mean by "better vocalist" as opposed to a vocalist whose style you like more.

Wider range? Advanced technical abilities and vocal acrobatics? Soul(bringing emotion to a tune)? Timbre?

To me once a person has a decent range and feeling, there is no "better" there is only "preferred"

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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

The one with the most charm (Gaga)
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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

Phrasing, diction, coloration. Decent vocal range pertaining to their voice type.

At the end of the day, the voice is a communicative tool. The one who can best express a clear mean of communication to an audience emotionally is the complete vocalist IMO.

Trills, 5 octave ranges are secondary.
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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

Range + Vocal Acrobatics + Power

I love Whitney and Mariah.

While Sarah Mclachlan doesn't really have the three which I see as being a great vocalist, I love her too. And Tori Amos.

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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

I think Rihanna, Britney, Miley, Taylor etc. are all vocalist.
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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

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I think Rihanna, Britney, Miley, Taylor etc. are all vocalist.
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All singers are vocalists whether they are solo or in a band, awful or not.

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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

Technique. How they produce the note, where they hold it, resonance, etc.

Just because the note is in key & powerful doesn't necessarily make it a good note. A lot of vocalists damage their voice with poor technique.



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Better vocalist = Someone who can hit the right notes, has the range, and has a PLEASING voice.
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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

Better Vocalist

Vocalist=singer...

shouldn't be confused with

VOCALS

Mariah Whitney and Aguilera have amazing vocals
but Beyonce is a better Vocalist.
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It means Celine Dion
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When you get to a certain level it's all about preference. It reminds me of the foolish debates that took place when I was in college among opera fans as to who was the better coloratura soprano: Beverly Sills or Joan Sutherland.

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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

Vocal performances should stir emotion.
The person who can best balance emotion and proper technique is the better vocalist to me. Whitney in her prime, Luther Vandross, etc.


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Beyonce is one of the worst vocalists.
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Mariah Carey.
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Re: What does "better vocalist" mean to you?

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Assuming that the person can sing on key what is that you mean by "better vocalist" as opposed to a vocalist whose style you like more.

Wider range? Advanced technical abilities and vocal acrobatics? Soul(bringing emotion to a tune)? Timbre?

To me once a person has a decent range and feeling, there is no "better" there is only "preferred"

How do you see it?
I think it's most of these things as a combo, except for vocal acrobatics which is pretty much an optional (and often don't fit a song anyway).

I consider this to be 'great vocalist' personified.


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