Kirka

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Kirka

Post  Guest on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:40 am



Voice type: Baritenor
Sung range: B♭2-F5
Total range: F2-G5

Significant high notes:

G5 ("Born to Be Wild" live at Hartwall Arena 1999)
F5 ("Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" live 1986, "Born to Be Wild" live)
E5 ("Born to Be Wild")
D5 ("R.O.C.K.", "1000 Megawatin Totuus", "Thoughts of a Sculpture", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" live 1986)
C♯5 ("Thoughts of a Sculpture")
C5 ("Den Glider In", "Mamy Blue", "Georgia on My Mind" live 1969, "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" live 1986)
B4 ("Born to Be Wild", "1000 Megawatin Totuus")
B♭4 ("Hold On, I'm Coming" live 1969)
G4 ("Hetki Lyö", "Alku Kaiken Kauniin", "Hengaillaan")

Significant low notes:

F2 ("Daa-da Daa-da" live at Hartwall Arena 1999)
B♭2 ("Okolona River Bottom Band")

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*Orange marks notes with questionable registers: absolutely no use figuring out these.
*Blue marks probable non-modal notes.
*Red marks extremely bad, unimpressive or unintentional notes.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.


The legendary half-Finnish/half-Russian contemporary pop singer with a powerful instrument... Kirka had a very unique voice with lots of power to it. His voice started degrading during the 90's, though, probably because of intense touring and demanding songs. It is a shame he didn't record more English songs, apart from the extremely cheesy Finnish metal albums. His pronunciation was Tony Kakko-like (aka. quite hilarious and typically Finnish), but he still nailed all the songs he attempted. Earlier during his career, he sang as a ragged tenor-like singer, attempting heavy metal as well, but he spent the later days of his career singing with a prominently deeper and raspier baritone. For this, his voice is well described as a 'baritenor', a voice that includes considerable qualities from both a baritone and a tenor.

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