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Thread started 10/05/19 9:19am

Baronessa

The Notes Prince Sung

There's another site wherein I've compiled all the notes Prince has hit singing throughout his officially released discography: http://therangeplanet.pro...121/prince. So far I've gotten Prince's vocal range down to A1 (which is A below the bass clef) and up to C7 (which is an octave above soprano C), adding up to 5 octaves and 3 semitones. Both his highest and lowest note have been hyperlinked so clicking on them will direct you to a YouTube clip where you can acquire a reference point for what they sound like respectively.

Along with being one of the largest vocal ranges recorded in contemporary pop literally ever, it definitely flies in the face of his usually cited vocal range of E2 - B6, so I'm interested if you all have any experiences with the heights and depths of Prince's vocal range. Are there any notes which have stood out to you that I've neglected to mention in my research? Aware of notes that might expand the range of his vocal notes on record even further?

Bear in mind that absolutely all of his official album tracks should be listed so I recommend using CTRL+F search if you decide to check it out. I bet his unreleased material has some of his best singing that I'm unaware of, though -- "Others Here With Us" has one of his best B5s, for example. That is one intense passage for a song that was never officially released. I'd be ecstatic if someone could point me to more vocal passages like this!

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Reply #1 posted 10/06/19 1:46pm

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Baronessa said:

There's another site wherein I've compiled all the notes Prince has hit singing throughout his officially released discography: http://therangeplanet.pro...121/prince. So far I've gotten Prince's vocal range down to A1 (which is A below the bass clef) and up to C7 (which is an octave above soprano C), adding up to 5 octaves and 3 semitones. Both his highest and lowest note have been hyperlinked so clicking on them will direct you to a YouTube clip where you can acquire a reference point for what they sound like respectively.

Along with being one of the largest vocal ranges recorded in contemporary pop literally ever, it definitely flies in the face of his usually cited vocal range of E2 - B6, so I'm interested if you all have any experiences with the heights and depths of Prince's vocal range. Are there any notes which have stood out to you that I've neglected to mention in my research? Aware of notes that might expand the range of his vocal notes on record even further?

Bear in mind that absolutely all of his official album tracks should be listed so I recommend using CTRL+F search if you decide to check it out. I bet his unreleased material has some of his best singing that I'm unaware of, though -- "Others Here With Us" has one of his best B5s, for example. That is one intense passage for a song that was never officially released. I'd be ecstatic if someone could point me to more vocal passages like this!



I am a dancer & poet, not a musician so this is way over my head but it reminded me of something I read which about P's range here:

https://prince.org/msg/7/436465
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Reply #3 posted 10/06/19 4:27pm

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Tremendous work! Saved to bookmarks. B6 to C7 is, of course, one note, so not a large difference from the usual given upper range, but you uncovered a full perfect fifth further in the bass range! Prince had a vocal range greater than an early piano!
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