Charting Controlled Vocal “Cracks”

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      OK I need an expert opinion:


      When a singer starts or ends a note by quickly going up about an octave or so in a controlled and purposeful manner where the high note is on pitch, how is that charted? Is it charted or ignored? Good examples of songs that have this are Alanis Morissette’s You Oughta Know and The Cranberries Zombie.


      I took a look at You Oughta Know (from Harmonix) and they chart some of them and not others. it is not a very good vocal chart and is missing several slides, so I don’t think referring back to how that song was done as the standard is the best advice.



        In “Zombie” by the Cranberries, HMX didn’t chart the cracks during the verses, but they charted them in the choruses. I think it’s a matter of how pronounced the cracks are (if that makes any sense?), leaving weaker ones left uncharted, and only charting the very strong ones.

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