Freddie Mercury has one of the most recognizable voices in the history of music. Together with his band Queen, the late singer-songwriter displayed his impressive volcal range in classic rock hits such as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Want To Break Free,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “We Are The Champions,” and “We Will Rock You,” to name a few.
That list, of course, will not be complete without mentioning the massively-popular epic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which also happens to be the title of an upcoming movie about Mercury’s life.
Freddie Mercury wasn’t only a great songwriter and charismatic frontman – he was a gifted singer!
Fans from all over the globe admired him.
Now experts from Austria, Czech Republic, and Sweden are saying that scientific facts attest that Freddie is indeed the greatest singer ever.
The group of researchers published their study in Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology and is entitled “Freddie Mercury—acoustic analysis of speaking fundamental frequency, vibrato, and subharmonics.”
The study “presents an acoustical analysis” of Mercury’s voice based on existing recordings and based on the vocals of singer Daniel Zangger Borch, who was tasked to immitate his singing style for the research. They filmed his larynx while he sang at 4,000 frames per second to study how the legendary vocalist did his thing.
Six of Mercury’s past interviews were studied and the researchers confirmed one thing – he was a baritone.
Although he was mostly known as a tenor, the paper pointed out that he had a “a median speaking fundamental frequency of 117.3 Hz” which is typical for those with baritone voice.
He likely used subharmonics.
Meanwhile, a Consequence of Sound article pointed out that the research found out that “he likely employed subharmonics, a singing style where the ventricular folds vibrate along with the vocal folds.”
“Most humans never speak or sing with their ventricular folds unless they’re Tuvan throat singers,” the site continued, “so the fact that this popular rock vocalist was probably dealing with subharmonics is pretty incredible.”
His vocal cords moved faster – and so he had a different vibrato than most singers.
As for his iconic vibrato, the researchers discovered that Mercury’s registered at 7.04 Hz – a typical vibrato is often at 5.4 Hz and 6.0 Hz.
Or in more technical terms:
“Quantitative analysis utilizing a newly introduced parameter to assess the regularity of vocal vibrato corroborated its perceptually irregular nature, suggesting that vibrato (ir)regularity is a distinctive feature of the singing voice.
“Imitation of subharmonic phonation samples by a professional rock singer, documented by endoscopic high-speed video at 4,132 frames per second, revealed a 3:1 frequency locked vibratory pattern of vocal folds and ventricular folds.”
Watch this video to learn more:
The “Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic starring Rami Malek centers around Mercury’s life and celebrates the band’s music.
Baby Shark Request Triggers Alexa’s Sassy Side As She Refused To Play The Viral Song
This is straight up dark and sassy!
A viral video featuring interaction with Amazon’s virtual voice assistant, Alexa, has been making rounds on the internet, and it’s really hilarious! The usually friendly and helpful Alexa showed its sassy side when asked to play the famous children’s song, Baby Shark.
Baby Shark is a children’s song that had just recently captivated not just kids but, also adults. Several viral videos of dance routines and workout routines have surfaced featuring this weirdly enchanting song.
Apparently, Alexa is NOT a fan of Baby Shark.
Amazing ‘Small Soldiers’ Behind-The-Scenes Video Reveals How Puppets Came To Life
They’re not toys, they’re action figures!
Kids who grew up in the 1990s were undoubtedly blown away by the awesome film Small Soldiers. The 1998 movie featured a group of fictional action figures that somehow come to life. Not surprisingly, the sci-fi flick made use of CGI to make the Gorgonites and Commando Elite interact. However, the film also employed puppeteers for a pivotal scene, as revealed in an amazing behind-the-scenes video.
Stan Winston Studio was tasked with creating the little puppets that would appear in the kid movie. The studio took extra care in bringing the action figures to life. After all, director Joe Dante preferred the puppets to CGI. Dante claimed it gave the actors something to work with.
The real stars of 'Small Soldiers': Archer and Chip Hazard.
Popular Youtube Kids Channel Teaches Children To Lie
These kid-themed videos are every parent’s nightmare!
Imagine this: It’s a Sunday and you are relaxing at home with your children. As usual, the kids are getting unruly and you want some peace and quiet. So you take out your secret weapon. You bring the tablet out and let them watch kiddie videos on Youtube.
While there are undoubtedly a lot of educational and entertaining videos on Youtube, the fact of the matter is that there are also a lot of bad ones out there - as you will see below.
Yes, there are a lot of trash videos on YouTube.