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Ariana Grande - Vocal feedback from an IVA Master Teacher

We asked IVA Master Teacher, Kathy Kennedy thoughts about Ariana Grande's cover of Mariah Carey's song "Emotions", here's what she had to say about her voice:

Ariana Grande’s version of “Emotion” is eerily similar to Mariah Carey’s, and pretty much a copy of it, in terms of phrasing and style. It is obvious that Ariana must emulate Mariah. Mariah’s voice has a bit more heaviness and "bottom end" than Ariana’s voice.  Ariana’s version has a “lighter” feel, even some of her notes come out a little airy, but in general, that lighter feel may keep her from getting into trouble with pushing and straining her voice.

She’s impeccable on the really high notes. Who knows how many takes it took her to get this just right!?

Ariana is definitely a “mixer” and technically is able to move very easily from one area of her voice to another!

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Kathy began teaching voice, in addition to performing, in 1996. Remembering her first experiences with voice teachers who couldn’t show her how to sing high notes with ease, she went on a mission to find more balanced and effective ways of singing. After years of searching and practicing, she was able to find great tools and practical ways to get her voice to blend and mix. She decided she wanted to share these great technical tools with other singers and teachers to promote not only great singing, but also great voice teaching around the world.

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