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George's Vocal Range..?
7 October 2012
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Holsety
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I've seen videos of John and Paul's highest notes, of which John's is probably in Please Please Me (the album) or elsewhere. Paul's is the Hey Jude climax, but I've never known what George's highest note was. I know he never tested his limits as much as the other two did, maybe because he was insecure, but I'm not sure if that's likely. In his solo career he probably had some high notes, too. I'm watching a video that notes high and low notes in general, and it's already mistaken one of George's for Paul (I know this because it was She Said She Said), and that's why I randomly wondered. In which songs did he hit his highest and lowest notes? Was it in While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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7 October 2012
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Paul's highest recorded (full voice) note is not the F5 from the Hey Jude climax, it is in fact a G5 from the ending of Soily live in LA 1976. 

George's highest note that I know of is a B4 from You, and the lowest an E2 from The Ballad of Frankie Crisp (I've done extensive research into the vocal ranges of each Beatle, although I haven't notewatched George as much as John and Paul).

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7 October 2012
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I was going off of what they recorded during the Beatles, but considering I was looking for George's highest in his entire career, I probably could have counted Wings and solo as well for the rest of them. I'll have to look into that.

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18 October 2012
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I'd hate to double-post, but I'm a bit curious. Does anyone know exactly what George's highest note was while he was still in the Beatles? I know he has a couple notable high notes like "cause I KNOW" from Don't Bother Me, or maybe "if they only KNEW" from Within You Without You. He has a lot of falsetto too, but considering I can't read music or tell notes by ear I'm wondering if research has been conducted.

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18 October 2012
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"Paperback Writer" has some pretty high harmonies (a little TOO high imho). And there's that falsetto bit in "Tell Me Why".

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19 October 2012
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The highest harmonies in Helter Skelter are a bit high, and if Paul didn't do backing vocals I'm inclined to think George did those too. They sound like John, though.

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19 October 2012
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I believe it's George who's doing the high voice on the final verse of "Sun King" -- when they sing "here comes -- the su--u-u-u-u-n king" -- if you listen to his solo song "Here Comes The Moon", the vocal sounds almost identical.  

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31 October 2012
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He has a note right around in the middle of Long, Long, Long which sounds like full voice. Not sure how high it is, though.

EDIT: That actually sounds like Paul after hearing it again.. not sure.

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11 November 2012
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If George is in fact singing the falsetto on Run For Your Life (as has been alleged), I think that would certainly be his highest.

12 November 2012
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'm currently watching their live at Japan concert, and I noticed George was doing the highest part on the "paaperback WRI-iterrrrr" if you know what I mean..

 

26 minute mark or so on there if you don't know what I mean. He does the highest one the 3rd time at around 26:19.

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 I don't know how high that is, but it's certainly high.

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3 December 2012
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I may be horribly wrong, but I'm going to take a guess that George is doing E5 there? It's falsetto though, and I'm not quite sure of George's falsetto range. I've been paying a little more attention to George's vocal performances so I can find out his highest note, whether it's falsetto or not. I've been telling these notes by ear and my ear deceives me sometimes..

edit; he also tops the backing vocals in Let It Be (at least the version I was listening to) with a possible C5 before he descends downward. Also falsetto. I've only been concerning myself with what's higher than his highest note anyone else has found (B4).

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