There is no doubt that Queen’s vocalist – Freddie Mercury had an incredibly powerful and rich voice, which sounds wonderful. Because of that, he is one of the best rock singers in history of music and the chills on your body, while you listening to him are not the only proof of this.
A team of Austrian, Czech and Swedish scientists studied the voice of Mercury while he singing and speaking. Also, in collaboration with a professional singer they recreated this legendary vocal.
Their analysis showed that although Freddie was known as tenor, in fact, everything suggests that he is baritone. This revealed the analysis of several interviews, which showed a typical baritone frequency.
Also, they discover that he used “subharmonic” singing and vocal style that is usually not encountered in classical singing or speaking.
Freddie’s vibrato is also unique and unusual. The normal vibrato is in the domain of 5.4 Hz and 6.9 Hz, and Mercury’s vibrato is 7.04 Hz!
Purely as a comparison, the researchers say that Mercury’s throat vibrates “something that neither the legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti did not use.”