Uncovering Charlie Puth’s Vocal Range
Charlie Puth is an amazing singer:
His arts have a way of speaking to you. His charisma, personality, and facials? Oh, God.
His vocals also may just be what has etched him in the mind of music lovers and fans alike…
If you want to sing like and are ready to learn about Charlie Puth’s vocal range, you’re in the right place.
Come along as I show you around:
All About Charlie Puth’s Vocal Range
In a nutshell:
Charlie Puth’s vocal range happens to be, from G#2 – F#5. This is a total of two octaves, six notes, and one semitone.
In the subsequent sections, you’ll understand how Charlie employs his range in all of his songs. I will also give a brief comment on each of them. Hopefully, along the way, we can find his Tessitura.
Charlie Puth’s Best of Songs
- Through it all: This song was sung in a lower register from the range G2-Eb5. There is a swift smooth transition from light lower chest voice to head voice multiple times in this piece (Insert song lyrics)
- The Way I Am: This song was sung rather fast with an upbeat tempo, but Charlie Puth maintained a range of G#2 all through the song with bare transitions from chest to head voice.
- Patient: Please be…patient with me was actually sung on B2. Shocker? I know!
- Done for Me: This masterpiece was also sung on the key of B and on the second octave; B2.
- Change: Change, an inspirational song featuring James Taylor, also sang in the key of B on, like you may have guessed, the second octave. Could this be Charlie Puth’s tessitura? Probably, but let’s look at more songs.
- Attention: you’re just making sure I’m never getting over you! This phenomenal song which the Acapella band Pentatonix also did a cover of was sung in a higher octave, C#3. Charlie’s moving on nicely.
- La Girls: was singing in the same key and octave as attention, C#3
- How Long: this song is easily one of my favorites and it was sung in C#3 as well.
- Slow Down: the more that I tell her, I’m not staying over and…….. Oh, you know the rest, was sung in Eb3.
- If you Leave Me: was another song that had transitions. Originally it is sung in the upper chest voice register and there are head voice sways along the way. The vocal range for this song is from G4 —C#5.
- Somebody Told Me: this song had the vocal range of G#4. Although it is basically sung in most covers as a semitone lower, that is G5 or a semitone higher, A5.
- Boy: this song was done on a higher register, it amazed me to see how Charlie carried it so well. Charlie Puth sang Boy on the fifth octave in the key and scale of C major.
- Brought it all: this song was sang in the C#5 lower to upper chest register transition every now and then
- Empty Cups: this was sung in E5 (BG). If you listened intently it sounds like the same range for his song, How Long.
Let’s move on:
A falsetto is a false singing voice. It sounds airy and lacks clear pronunciation of vowels and even lacks a proper enunciation of sounds.
Well, this is achieved by employing the next highest vocal sound: not the regular speaking nor singing voice.
This technique is mostly wrongly taken for the head voice. But they are two different things. In the next section, I am going to highlight all of Charlie Puth’s employed falsetto as well as his vocal falsetto range.
In the meantime:
Remember the song How Long?
Well, it also had a falsetto register from B4- Bb5. This song is phenomenal and has a very dynamic vocal range.
At one point, Charlie is belting and at the other, he has transitioned into head voice, falsetto, without forgetting the riffs and run along the line.
The song, If You Leave Me has falsetto notes too in the lyrics as it ranges from the key of G4 to C#5.
Enough of the jitters:
Let’s move straight ahead to learn about…