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Thread started 11/30/08 8:22pm

Ajizzle

Prince's Vocal Range

Does anyone know Prince's full vocal range? What are the highest and lowest notes that he's recorded vocally? He's a tenor, right?
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Reply #1 posted 12/01/08 4:48am

JayJai

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Ajizzle said:

Does anyone know Prince's full vocal range? What are the highest and lowest notes that he's recorded vocally? He's a tenor, right?

I don't know his vocal range but after listenin to some of his songs, especially the ballads (where he does the background vocals and adlibs), then I'd have to say, yes, he is a tenor...and falsetto and soprano and alto and baritone lol there may be more I can't even name too
I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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Reply #2 posted 12/01/08 5:46am

Tame

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Do U think that girls can be tenor's?
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #3 posted 12/01/08 9:09am

JayJai

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Tame said:

Do U think that girls can be tenor's?

I sing tenor, it was the first tone I did effortlessly and I know of other females that can do it. A professional vocal teacher (and others) have said that it'll mess up my ability to sing in the future...but oh how I love it. It's really a male part and it rings out better when men do it.

Ahh tenor... lol
I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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Reply #4 posted 12/01/08 7:00pm

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Tame said:

Do U think that girls can be tenor's?

i would think of Sade.
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Reply #5 posted 12/01/08 7:09pm

Alej

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I know you fams love everything about Prince. You'd probably even love his shit neutral

But

HE
CAN'T
SING
FOR
SHIT

nod
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Reply #6 posted 12/01/08 8:13pm

KidaDynamite

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Alej said:

I know you fams love everything about Prince. You'd probably even love his shit neutral

But

HE
CAN'T
SING
FOR
SHIT

nod


surviving on the thought of loving you, it's just like the water
I ain't felt this way in years...
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Reply #7 posted 12/01/08 8:44pm

Imago

I'm not sure.

His voice is pretty good. Not terific, but pretty good.
Though in the last 10 years or so, it's started to sound dreadful live. Like he doesn't really put any effort into it.



But in the studio, he seems to have a very wide vocal range. Between Barry White low to dolphin squealing high.
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Reply #8 posted 12/01/08 9:07pm

kimrachell

i think he's a good singer! cool
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Reply #9 posted 12/01/08 9:12pm

LizaWoman08

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I love his voice, aint no one can scream like that man wink
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Reply #10 posted 12/01/08 11:30pm

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No, he's not a tenor. I would say he's a baritone.

His lowest note is usually an E. There are some rare exceptions (on record) where he's even reached an Eb.

As for the high end, he can usually hit a G with his regular ("chest") voice. Sometimes he's managed to push it up to an A, or even Bb. But that's very rare.

His falsetto is something completely different. I'm not entirely sure here, but if I remember correctly, the highest I've heard him go is a C (two octaves above "middle C").

(I'm not counting that little sound he makes on "God", that's hardly a deliberate pitch)
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Reply #11 posted 12/02/08 10:03am

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Alej said:

I know you fams love everything about Prince. You'd probably even love his shit neutral

But

HE
CAN'T
SING
FOR
SHIT

nod


rolleyes bored are we?
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #12 posted 12/02/08 10:45am

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RealMusician said:

No, he's not a tenor. I would say he's a baritone.

His lowest note is usually an E. There are some rare exceptions (on record) where he's even reached an Eb.

As for the high end, he can usually hit a G with his regular ("chest") voice. Sometimes he's managed to push it up to an A, or even Bb. But that's very rare.

His falsetto is something completely different. I'm not entirely sure here, but if I remember correctly, the highest I've heard him go is a C (two octaves above "middle C").

(I'm not counting that little sound he makes on "God", that's hardly a deliberate pitch)

I'm clueless wit all this C & B & E and all dat... and it seems like u know like a pro...so basically wat you're sayin is that u haven't heard him sing tenor? confuse
I swear the words "HATER" is wayyy over-rated...smh
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Reply #13 posted 12/02/08 10:50am

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L4OATheOriginal said:

Alej said:

I know you fams love everything about Prince. You'd probably even love his shit neutral

But

HE
CAN'T
SING
FOR
SHIT

nod


rolleyes bored are we?





falloff
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Reply #14 posted 12/02/08 11:21am

Alej

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L4OATheOriginal said:

Alej said:

I know you fams love everything about Prince. You'd probably even love his shit neutral

But

HE
CAN'T
SING
FOR
SHIT

nod


rolleyes bored are we?


More like tired, but that doesn't change the fact he can't sing OFFA
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Reply #15 posted 12/02/08 11:24am

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Alej said:

L4OATheOriginal said:



rolleyes bored are we?


More like tired, but that doesn't change the fact he can't sing OFFA

lol lol
surviving on the thought of loving you, it's just like the water
I ain't felt this way in years...
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Reply #16 posted 12/02/08 11:29am

Alej

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KidaDynamite said:

Alej said:



More like tired, but that doesn't change the fact he can't sing OFFA

lol lol


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Reply #17 posted 12/02/08 11:32am

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Alej said:

KidaDynamite said:


lol lol



giggle
surviving on the thought of loving you, it's just like the water
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Reply #18 posted 12/02/08 11:40am

nurseV

Don't know the range, but that voice is most definitely a gift from the creator. No one can sing like him-NO ONE wink
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Reply #19 posted 12/02/08 11:42am

LizaWoman08

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nurseV said:

Don't know the range, but that voice is most definitely a gift from the creator. No one can sing like him-NO ONE wink


Not even Usher?
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Reply #20 posted 12/02/08 11:43am

nurseV

LizaWoman08 said:

nurseV said:

Don't know the range, but that voice is most definitely a gift from the creator. No one can sing like him-NO ONE wink


Not even Usher?



You wanna see me post it don't you? Okay....HELLMOTHERFUCKIN' NAW lol
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Reply #21 posted 12/02/08 12:38pm

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Alej said:

L4OATheOriginal said:



rolleyes bored are we?


More like tired, but that doesn't change the fact he can't sing OFFA


and the dixie chicks can ..OFFA
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #22 posted 12/02/08 4:17pm

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L4OATheOriginal said:

Alej said:



More like tired, but that doesn't change the fact he can't sing OFFA


and the dixie chicks can ..OFFA


You're so childish.

and yes, they can nod Just go watch their version of the Star Spangled Banner smile
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Reply #23 posted 12/02/08 5:12pm

Dayclear

I'm amazed at Prince's vocal range on Condition of the heart, he's got a beautiful voice. nod
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Reply #24 posted 12/02/08 6:10pm

Ajizzle

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No, he's not a tenor. I would say he's a baritone.

His lowest note is usually an E. There are some rare exceptions (on record) where he's even reached an Eb.

As for the high end, he can usually hit a G with his regular ("chest") voice. Sometimes he's managed to push it up to an A, or even Bb. But that's very rare.

His falsetto is something completely different. I'm not entirely sure here, but if I remember correctly, the highest I've heard him go is a C (two octaves above "middle C").

(I'm not counting that little sound he makes on "God", that's hardly a deliberate pitch)


What songs provide examples of Prince hitting these notes?
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Reply #25 posted 12/02/08 8:44pm

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nurseV said:

Don't know the range, but that voice is most definitely a gift from the creator. No one can sing like him-NO ONE wink


Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson. Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, just to name a few.. wink
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Reply #26 posted 12/02/08 8:46pm

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Bishop31 said:

nurseV said:

Don't know the range, but that voice is most definitely a gift from the creator. No one can sing like him-NO ONE wink


Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson. Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, just to name a few.. wink


Michael JAckson's voice is nothing like Prince's, two totally dif styles.
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Reply #27 posted 12/03/08 10:16am

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Alej said:

L4OATheOriginal said:



and the dixie chicks can ..OFFA


You're so childish.

and yes, they can nod Just go watch their version of the Star Spangled Banner smile
[Edited 12/2/08 16:18pm]


no thanks ..time 4 u 2 listen 2 gold again big grin
man, he has such an amazing body of music that it's sad to see him constrict it down to the basics. he's too talented for the lineup he's doing. estelle 81
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Reply #28 posted 12/03/08 10:48am

Alej

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L4OATheOriginal said:

Alej said:



You're so childish.

and yes, they can nod Just go watch their version of the Star Spangled Banner smile
[Edited 12/2/08 16:18pm]


no thanks ..time 4 u 2 listen 2 gold again big grin


whatever
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Reply #29 posted 12/03/08 4:36pm

rusty1

listen 2 Powerfantastic!!! i rest my case
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