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Got idea from Videohere(bob right?) lol

Just wanting to know what female singers you think are technically the best.

I'm also gonna say that if Jessica Simpson was consistently as good as some of her performances she could be on here, but she's not....so too bad lol

Here it is, I'm going to try to put in their training as well, adding what people mentioned as well

Kelly Clarkson(classical) Angela Gossow(something to do with screaming)

Mariah Carey(trained by her mom, an opera singer) Jennifer Nettles

Aretha Franklin Faith Hill

Celine Dion(classical) Reba

Carrie Underwood(classical) K.D. Lang

Cyndi Lauper Annie Lennox

Patti Labelle Tarja Turunen

Minnie Riperton Whatcha think of Sarah Mclachlan, Jennifer Hudson, and Beyonce(although she has never made xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx(don't ask)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx me say wow)

Ann Wilson

Pink(untrained)

Christina Aguilera(untrained)

Amy Lee

Pat Benetar

Sarah Brightman

Sarah Geronimo

It would be very difficult to put these people in order lol, because none of them do really well in everything. If I excluded whistle Mariah would take a hit on the rankings, but she uses it so gosh darn well lol. Pat Benetar, Ann Wilson, Mariah Carey(ignoring damage), Pink, and Kelly Clarkson a decent top 5? Not necessarily in that order, only one I think for sure should be there is Pat Benetar, shes friggen in her 60s or something and is still really really good. Mariah does crazy riffs, and runs and makes full use of her voice and has power and unique tone. Ann Wilson has a big ass powerful voice along with Pat. Pink does many things with her voice no other singer could ever dream of doing with how it sounds like it is falling apart but it is completely controlled. Kelly is really well rounded also when she sings she sounds lower than she really is which is strange to me, and when she started to get around a high f high g area her voice sounds like it is exploding out of her.

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Only technically, right? Well... I'll keep my suggestions more or less within the same genres of those already on the list and mention Barbra Streisand, Lara Fabian and Rachelle Ferrell. I'm also tempted to say Skin, but her voice is very unusual, so sometimes I'm unsure about what she's doing. A few others come to my mind, but I think it's simply because I like them and not necessarily because they have a great technique.

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I forget Barbra, and Lara was the person I was thinking of that sounded a little like Celine I think. I tried to keep it a little more open but I don't know many women in other genres I guess lol. Oh there's Natasha Bedingfield too. I kind of think Pink gets extra points because of her control with the way she sings, it sounds like her voice is falling apart sometimes but is completely controlled and I have no idea how she does it, I know there's probably some distortion but that is all I know lol.

Btw how is the whistle voice going? I remember listening to a post of you doing some whistle notes and they were pretty crazy.

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I forget Barbra, and Lara was the person I was thinking of that sounded a little like Celine I think. I tried to keep it a little more open but I don't know many women in other genres I guess lol. Oh there's Natasha Bedingfield too. I kind of think Pink gets extra points because of her control with the way she sings, it sounds like her voice is falling apart sometimes but is completely controlled and I have no idea how she does it, I know there's probably some distortion but that is all I know lol.

Yes, Lara Fabian and Celine Dion have a similar "base" tone, but then there are several differences between their music and approach towards singing. In my opinion, both of them are great. I really like a few of Natasha's songs/performances, but I wouldn't consider her one of the best, at this moment. Maybe I just don't know her enough, but she never made my jaw drop because of some kind of amazing technical display.

Btw how is the whistle voice going? I remember listening to a post of you doing some whistle notes and they were pretty crazy.

Lol, tks. The whistle has always been fine, my "problem" is that I can't put any kind of vocal effects, like distortion on top of it, and I wanted it to make my whistle more distinctive. I wanted to know if it was actually possible, and then I posted some whistle notes just to let the other members know that I already had a decent foundation and wasn't going to kill myself! Everyone was helpful, but I wasn't getting where I wanted, so I just put it aside a long time ago and focused on my real vocal issues. That was just a distraction :rolleyes:

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Got idea from Videohere(bob right?) lol

Just wanting to know what female singer you think are technically the best.

Agree with these as some of the best?:

Kelly Clarkson

Mariah Carey(possibly incorrect technique sometimes but she has control, range, power, and good tone)

Aretha Franklin

Celine Dion(There is another person from Europe that sounds a good bit like her but I can't remember her name)

Cyndi Lauper

Patti Labelle

Minnie Riperton

Ann Wilson

Pink

I might get shot for this but I think Whitney Houston isn't all that great (puts shield up).....

cool list! here's some more to add:

martina mc bride

k.d. lang

billie holiday (dating myself here)

bette midler

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Now, I have the proper thread to suggest Annie Lennox

This song meant so much to me, especially this performance. It is from the "Revenge" tour in 1987 and this was filmed in Melbourne, Australia. I have the concert on VHS. My version of this song is based on this performance, not the album version. How the heck does a scottish woman with classical voice training sound like a gospel singer from Tupelo, Mississippi? Either way, might fine.

This was the final tour for the Eurythmics, back then. Chucho Marchan on bass, Jamie Jamison on back-up vocals, and gentleman Dave Stewart on the guitar. He should be knighted and perhaps I need to talk to the futre King William about that.

After a venture of solo careers, they recently reformed as the Eurythmics and the world is once again in its right place.

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Now, I have the proper thread to suggest Annie Lennox

This song meant so much to me, especially this performance. It is from the "Revenge" tour in 1987 and this was filmed in Melbourne, Australia. I have the concert on VHS. My version of this song is based on this performance, not the album version. How the heck does a scottish woman with classical voice training sound like a gospel singer from Tupelo, Mississippi? Either way, might fine.

This was the final tour for the Eurythmics, back then. Chucho Marchan on bass, Jamie Jamison on back-up vocals, and gentleman Dave Stewart on the guitar. He should be knighted and perhaps I need to talk to the futre King William about that.

After a venture of solo careers, they recently reformed as the Eurythmics and the world is once again in its right place.

ron, did you mean jimi jamison from survivor on background vocals?

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I'm not too sure about Shania either. I don't know about Christina Aguilera either but don't get me wrong she is amazing, although recently I feel like she has gotten a lot better, so maybe now I guess. CARRIE Underwood is really good too, her voice has always reminded me of a better version of Martina McBride I don't know why. Amy Lee is great too, and Annie Lennox. Skykotix those are some interesting choices, very diverse, but they are good. Jennifer Nettles is great too, oh and Reba, Leanne Rimes, and Faith Hill too. There are a lot of great singers in country music, but I feel like other genres require more a lot of times.

As for the Filipinos, there is also Regine Valasquez and Charice(just look away when she makes Celine or Whitney look like they've never been overdramatic lol).

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I don't think Clarkson, Carey or Dion belong on this list... Clarkson has some obvious vocal damage from years of abuse, so does Carey, and Dion has been caught miming live. Certainly they're great singers in the studio, but since this is a technique thread, I feel these girls are lacking.

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I don't think Clarkson, Carey or Dion belong on this list... Clarkson has some obvious vocal damage from years of abuse, so does Carey, and Dion has been caught miming live. Certainly they're great singers in the studio, but since this is a technique thread, I feel these girls are lacking.

surprised to hear you say that..all were classically trained. just because one has suffered vocal damage dosen't mean one is not technically proficient. they may have been pushing their limits. some opera singers go down for a while with issues.

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How about Pat Benatar? She is a tiny sprite with such a huge voice. Technically she is one of my personal favorites.:cool:

oh yeah! definitely!

you might enjoy this bobbi jo

...my cousin produced this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwbNmS5szNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9pa018kLcY

they swapped songs.

pat benatar is classically trained.

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Videohere, thanks for the links I love the way that Pat and Martina sound together. Both videos are totally rocking.

Fred, I also love Ella Fitzgerald. When I was a kid I was in awe of her vocal abilities and still am. Is it live or is it Memorex? Shattering glass with your voice is pretty awesome.

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Ann Wilson (i honestly don't think anyone can top her for female rock vocals)

Pat benatar

Mariah Carey (not my favorite but cant deny her ability)

Tarja turunen

christina aguilera(same as maria)

That being said id like any of these women to try this

........Not gonna happen lol
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I don't think Clarkson, Carey or Dion belong on this list... Clarkson has some obvious vocal damage from years of abuse, so does Carey, and Dion has been caught miming live. Certainly they're great singers in the studio, but since this is a technique thread, I feel these girls are lacking.

Kelly Clarkson:

She seems to be doing fine there, and that was a year ago, and she usually sounds better than this nowadays from what I have seen, and if she does this:
(from a while ago) or this:
. She also wears her voice out because she almost never lip syncs.

I can understand Carrie Underwood not being one of the best technically but I haven't heard any vocal damage from her.

Celine does the miming so because she wants to keep her voice in good shape so she can keep recording with her voice, and to avoid singing with a worn out voice like Kelly, I also don't think she is the only singer on the list who lip syncs at times to keep her voice in shape.

They are also really good live, at least Celine is when she does sing live.

If I were to discount vocal damage in this Mariah would be nowhere on this list lol.

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Well, Celine Dion was not lip-synching here. This is one of my favorite performances of this song. Maybe I am a geek, don't know, don't care. And I think it's cool that you can a little bit of Celine's french canadian accent here, compared to Anastacia's southern blues sound.

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(in no particular order)

- Pat Benatar

- Ann Wilson

- Eva Cassidy

- Sarah Brightman

- Sarah Mclachlan

- Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)

- Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation)

- K.D. Lang

k.d. lang can mezmerize me, so can martina mcbride and lara fabian. they have beautiful-sounding timbres.

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