Vocal Type: Contralto
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves 4 notes and a semitone F2-C#6
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses:Energetic and natural voice that
has a character to it that is readily identifiable. Tina Turner's
exceptional control of her voice means it is capable of varied timbres
and tones that give it great versatility, allowing it to adapt to many
different genres of music. Her great technique has ultimately resulted
in her still singing into her seventies.
Tina Turner sounds comfortable and at ease with second octave notes,
which are reached seemingly effortlessly. The notes themselves are thick
and full, with a husky quality to them. Her midrange is also thick and
rounded with a warm and full timbre and is connected well to both the
lower range and the belting range.
The mastery of her lower range is mirrored in the belting range of the
voice. Whereas previously it had a rasp and an edge to it- Respect- it has mellowed and smoothed as she has aged- Golden Eye.
Tina Turner has the ability to sing high up into the fifth octave but
her voice finds the most resonance at around C5. Surprisingly for
someone with such a strong lower range, Tina Turner also has access to a
mid-weight, but bright and piercing head voice.
Vocal Negatives:Some of Tina Turner's earlier
trademark growls, grunts and raspy vocals were achieved via questionable
technique, and no doubt the unhealthy lifestyle she led.