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Posted: 20 Aug 10, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



At 2:33 he gets an F6!


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Posted: 20 Aug 10, 20:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His speech seems fast, as does the music...could this be sped up?

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Posted: 20 Aug 10, 22:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's speed up by about a quarter tone--but his F6 was sharp. I slowed it down: It's an F6!


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Posted: 20 Aug 10, 22:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll second that.  The recording definitely plays at the right speed.  Good job on the detective work, Greg !


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Posted: 20 Aug 10, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is is sped up by a quarter tone (Greg) or playing at the right speed (Sir GH)?  Confused!

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Posted: 20 Aug 10, 23:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LMFAO!

The video above is slightly sharp. I took the audio into Audacity and slowed it down to around a quarter tone. That F6 is legit (it sounds sharp in the video).


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for clearing that up Greg.  I wouldn't know an F6 by ear if it sang to me wearing an F6 suit, but the whole thing just sounded a smidge too fast and a smidge too tight.  I was quite prepared to be wrong though.  It happens a lot.

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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually his lowest note was an A1(i`m going slightly mad is a good example).
So he still isnt a 4 octave singer until there is proof of him singing an A6.


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there's a difference between just being able to hit an extremely high note and being able to actually USE that register and make melodies in it.


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fred got lower than that A on several songs: Bo Rhap (G), All Dead (F), Leroy Brown (Eb, D or C# ... either one of them is still lower than the A), etc.


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote: I think there's a difference between just being able to hit an extremely high note and being able to actually USE that register and make melodies in it.
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It's still a legit note!


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote:

I think there's a difference between just being able to hit an extremely high note and being able to actually USE that register and make melodies in it.


Absolutely.  But usage of the voice for melodic reasons comes down to artistic opinion.  Measuring vocal range is a simple question of "can the singer hit the note or not?"

When millions of people were amazed with Mariah Carey's range in the 90s, I'm sure plenty of people thought her top couple octaves were ultimately useless and unmusical.  But whether or not we liked it, she had a 5 octave range.


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She had(or has?) a 5 octave range... that we know of. It could be even larger.

Speaking of which... who knows how high Roger could get...


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My friends and I, have been trying to find out Roger's range: Here's what we have:

Full voice: F#3-Eb5
Falsetto: Up to C6


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AFAIK, he hit a head-voiced E5 several times: I'm in Love with My Car, More of that Jazz, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll.

AFA recorded examples go, his top note (AFAIK) is an E6 (Survival).


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got it.

Let me update:


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Posted: 21 Aug 10, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found some F#2's-B2's in interviews!


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Posted: 24 Aug 10, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a creepy sound there! Luckily I was not listening to it very loud. : -))


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Posted: 24 Aug 10, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

alway's curious who hit the highest notes between Rob Halford and Roger Talyor?......rob obviously was the better overall singer.

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Posted: 24 Aug 10, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mike hunt wrote: alway's curious who hit the highest notes between Rob Halford and Roger Talyor?......rob obviously was the better overall singer.
Was Rob Halford the guy from the early Judas Priest? If so, well, I think he's quite a good singer, as far as the studio recordings are concerned - his singing was often exciting and thrilling.

Probably a matter of taste here.


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