Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Range: 2.7 octaves (C3-B5 approx)
Vocal Pluses: Powerful, passionate voice, with
a rock tinge. Expressive and well controlled voice that does not lean
on melisma to impress, though she is capable of using this vocal
technique if required. Lady Gaga's low notes are well supported, and
have a dark, solid and weighty timbre to them. The mid-range can be
melodic and lyrical as well be utilised in a talk/singing fashion- see Poker Face.
The lower part of the belting range has a weight, and thick timbre to it
along with a strong resonance. This resonance can be carried into the
higher part of the chest register- past a C5- but it calls for the use
of improper technique, making the sound raspier and raw, as its placed
in the throat. These qualities can be eliminated, at the expense of the
resonance of the voice, by mixing with the head voice. The sound
produced is clearer and brighter with a healthier sound.
The head voice alone can be light and airy- see the chorus of Paparazzi- or thicker and with an operatic like tone- see the intro of Government Hooker.
Lady Gaga's vibrato is strong, quick and reminiscent of that utilised
by stage singers, but she is capable of singing without it if
Vocal Negatives: Lady Gaga's high belting can sound like shouting at times, which would indicate bad technique or singing outside of her range.