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This guy can supposedly hit 0.189 HZ! And has a 12-octave range.
I figured I'd define the lowest possible area of discourse...
Why is it that whenever I encounter a claim of extraordinary vocal range, it is almost always ghastly exaggerated?
In the video, it sounded like his vocal range went down to about 35 Hz (which is impressive), but in order to have a 10 octave range, and his low range was 20 Hz (he didn't come close to that in the video), he'd have to be able to hit a high note of over 20 kHz..... (Count ten octaves from 20 Hz: 40, 80, 160, 320, 640, 1280, 2560, 5120, 10240, 20480.) To give you an idea, most sopranos cannot make it to 2 kHz.............. He didn't demonstrate his high limit, so we're left in the dark.
In the other direction, if he could hit a male falsetto high "C", roughly 1000 Hz, he'd have to go down to *one* Hz to have a 10 octave range.
Or more than 6 feet.
Hey Tom - I remember seeing an article about that in one of the audio magazines a few years ago. It's the kind of thing that just makes one giggle to see! :)
Thanks for posting the link to it. I'm not on Facebook - although my son is - and wonder if you've got a link to it another way.
0.189 hz from a human voice-box? That is one cycle every 5.3 seconds, slower than you breath. And a little vocal chord flaccidly waving slowly back and forth every 5 seconds is supposed to make sounds. Try raising and lowering your arm very slowly, that would produce 1,000 times the (imaginary) sound this guy is claiming.
People are really, really bad at math.
Agreed. 0.189Hz is absurd. I saw a feature on this guy on TV. Low E is what his voice can do. 0.189Hz has to be a mistake.
Hey, it's at Mail Online on the Internet, so it HAS to be true! Heck, they even referenced CNN. (Although, I can't find a single reference to it on CNN's website - must be an oversight.)
It's the Mail Online, so expect a 'bass causes cancer' scare soon.
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