The Messages Behind the Music
songs are more than mere music, but rather are messages of truth and love and
have been for years.
But are we really listening? Do we hear the meaning of
what’s being said?
His devoted fans obviously do. One thing is for sure,
extraordinary about this man and his message that goes beyond
many talents. For me, prophetic comes to mind…
one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight;
especially, an inspired poet, who serves as the contemporary
voice of God
Bob Geldof said of
Michael Jackson’s voice, "when (he) sings it is with the voice of
Michael Jackson, described by his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, as a
high tenor, was declared the 11th best vocalist in contempary music,
according to MTV’s 22
Greatest Voices in Music. He has recieved
many awards for his vocal performance through-out his career.
Technically, Michael Jackson has one of the finest voices in
contempary music. His first advantage is the natural speed of his voice.
Michael Jackson has the ability to sing in staccato, and sing
complex rhythms in perfect timing. The best recorded example of this is the
title track from his 1979
album, Off The Wall.
Jackson’s second advantage as a singer is his range. Michael
Jackson’s natural vocal range, before he breaks off into falsetto, goes from two E’s below middle C, to two B’s above middle
C, or 44 notes. Essentially, Michael is able to reach octaves that other tenors
cannot attain with their natural voice. The best example of Michael Jackson’s
range is a recording from Michael
Jackson: The Ultimate Collection (2004), titled "Beautiful Girl".