It’s All About the Vibrato

Heard a radio story about this a few weeks back. And so I thought I would share.

What made Freddie Mercury such an incredible singer? Hear it for yourself.

An acapella Queen rendition of “We Are the Champions.”

The science behind the song. Scientists explain Freddie Mercury’s incredible singing voice | Fox News

An analysis of Mercury’s speaking voice suggests he was a baritone, according to the research. A-cappella recordings of Mercury highlighted “a surprisingly high mean fundamental frequency modulation rate (vibrato) of 7.0 Hz, reaching the range of vocal tremor.”

The scientists also identified “subharmonic vibration” in Mercury’s singing voice that likely created his famous “growl.”

And after the break, the song in it’s original glory.