This is an Article that I found written by Lisa Respers France, CNN. Very interesting I thought as I am such a Freddie Mercury Fan.
Freddie Mercury’s voice was easy come, easy go, little high, little low, and now a group of researchers have delved into how amazing it was.
The Study of Freddie Mercury’s Voice was recently published in the journal “Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology” and it looked at the Queen front man’s vocal abilities.
The team of Austrian, Czech and Swedish authors used archival recordings to delve into the sound of the man whose voice has been described as “a force of nature with the velocity of a hurricane.”
The findings included evidence that Mercury was using “subharmonics” by vibrating his ventricular folds, a technique usually found only in Tuvan throat singers.
“Perceptually, Freddie Mercury’s irregular (and typically faster) vibrato is clearly audible in the sustained notes of famous songs such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (A Night at the Opera) or ‘We Are the Champions’ (News of the World), and it appears to be one of the hallmarks of his vocal style,” the study says.
Good article Lisa
For more information – Source – Lisa Respers France