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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know we already had that-but I can't seem to find it... What was it? How many octaves...? Or maybe someone knows the link to the previous thread...?

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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the vocal range he used on records is about 3.5 octaves, which isn't very rare for a male vocalist

His lowest note on a record was F(1) in All Dead, All Dead. And the highest
was a Bb(4) In, I think, Lets Turn it On

This ofcourse doesn't mean Freddie couldn't sing (or never sang) lower, or higher


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm totally with FriedChicken. His KIND of voice, his skills, his power, his talent is what did of Freddie the best singer ever. Range is important, but absolutely not the MOST important thing for a singer


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

F1s are also in other songs: Bo Rhap, Somebody To Love

Bb4 Fred also sang in Rock In Rio Blues, and in Milan's 1984 Impromptu Fred did a C#5, which is three half-steps above that Bb4

It's possible that Fred did an E1 in All God's People


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know anything about this technical stuff, but I was just realizing yesterday how well he sang with himself in harmonies.

Queen's 3 singer harmonies are often mentioned as being special, but Freddie alone did some amazing harmonies.. like the intro to Bo Rhap (and I must confess I didn't realize it was all him until Brian said so on GVH1)

I love the sound of multiple Freddies :)

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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keeping in mind that Mariah Carey is a 5 octave, and Whitney Houston a 4 octave... that's not bad at all.


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His highest note was on Hang On In There, on "Waaiiiiiiiiiiiiittt for that moment...". I think it was #E4, but I can't remember. Forgot where the website I saw it on was

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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you can't put neither Whitney or Mariah in the same vocal league as Freddie , cause they dont even come close to freds power and technique's in singing and some stupid info about how many octaves more they have than freddie or not doesn't mean anything to me, i believe whatever notes they can put out , Freddie can sing better...

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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Singing the highest doesn't always mean that someone sings better.

You can't deny that Mariah, Whitney, or other female singers can sing higher than Freddie, because females usually have higher pitched voices. But as overall performers there's no one like our Freddie.


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agree with you all


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Posted: 14 Jan 04, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does Roger's high parts in '39 and ITLOTG to his lows in Manipulator constitute a larger range? Or Turn On The TV?

What about Deaky's range in Man in the Shadows? Gives me chills. Far outshines Fred

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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger's range, at least recorded, is shorter than Freddie's in both ends. His highest note is C5 (one half-step below what Fred did in Impromptu at Milan) and his lowest note is, according to some, A1 (Ride The Wild Wind demo, I think the lower harmony of Drowse also does it). I personally think he sang G1 in 'Seaside Rendezvous' (the "tuba" voice). Still it's two or three semitones above Fred's lowest recorded note. That'd mean Rog's range (although we shouldn't count falsetto but ...) is 3 octaves and 5 semitones, while Freddie's would be 3 octves and 8 or 9.

The highest notes of Lap Of The Gods and '39 are A4, which is lower than the one he did in Bo Rhap (Bb4) and lower than the one he did in 'Seaside' (C5)


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about in (I think maybe just the demo version - or at least, that's where you can hear it more clearly) Action This Day?

I think PD discovered that in the verse harmony backing-vocals Rog possibly gets down to a D, and certainly reaches an E.


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that link, airmusic. Excellent site!

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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cheers guys!

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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't people use google any more? :|


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks airmusic


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Posted: 15 Jan 04, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, the website would be http://www.f-mercury.com.ar :D
With the english link only, i lose some visitors ;)

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Posted: 16 Jan 04, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Congratulations Andres, it's a really interesting site


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