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17 October 2010
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There's a really high note Paul hits in Money (That's What I Want). During John's scream before the solo, Paul screams as well. You can hear it for a tiny bit after John finishes.

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paulsbass said:

Amazing singer. I was astounded to learn that he doesn't drink ANYTHING through his three hour live shows - he thinks it's "unprofessional" and not polite to the audience! Speaking for myself: I empty a 1,5 litre bottle during a three hour show - and I need it!


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You're right skye - I have to believe he emptied a bottle or two on stage at least once in the past (Hamburg perhaps?).

But back to the topic - I have always been impressed with his range as well as John's. One of the things my wife loves best about The Beatles is the fact that they could all sing - at least to some degree. Between Paul and John, there wasn't a note that could not have been reached.

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Paul can sing very high.  Oh, and he can sing high notes, too.....<rimshot! cymbal crash!>

 

He's disgusting: even his screams are beautifully melodic and never shrill....the dang show-off!

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Yes Paul's voice can go to amazing places when he sings! I know this isnt an example of high pitched singing but in P.S. I Love You when he says "You know i want you to" Its like woah!

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EyesofBlue said:

Paul can sing very high.  Oh, and he can sing high notes, too.....<rimshot! cymbal crash!>

 

He's disgusting: even his screams are beautifully melodic and never shrill....the dang show-off!

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That's why I wouldn't want Paul for a best friend. He's the guy who can do anything you can do -- better than you can -- without even trying. 

 

Why did I see that "sing very high" joke coming from a mile away? 

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

EyesofBlue said:

Paul can sing very high.  Oh, and he can sing high notes, too.....<rimshot! cymbal crash!>

 

He's disgusting: even his screams are beautifully melodic and never shrill....the dang show-off!

a-hard-days-night-paul-7


That's why I wouldn't want Paul for a best friend. He's the guy who can do anything you can do -- better than you can -- without even trying.
 

Why did I see that "sing very high" joke coming from a mile away? 


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I feel sorry for the drummer. He's doing rimshots left right and centre.

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paulsbass said
... is just sick!

I don't know excactly what his highest note would be, but he did some nice high falsetto screaming in songs like "Why don't we do it on the road" or "Hey Jude".
 

I think what he does in "Get On The Right Thing" goes higher.  Near the beginning of my 45-second sample of the song, and towards the end you can hear him going way up high:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/659127

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Funny Paper said

paulsbass said
... is just sick!

I don't know excactly what his highest note would be, but he did some nice high falsetto screaming in songs like "Why don't we do it on the road" or "Hey Jude".
 

I think what he does in "Get On The Right Thing" goes higher.  Near the beginning of my 45-second sample of the song, and towards the end you can hear him going way up high:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/659127

That "hey-HEY-YEAH!" near the end of that extract is full voice, not falsetto, and touches on an F#5, one of his highest full notes that I've found.

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Ben Ramon said

Funny Paper said

paulsbass said
... is just sick!

I don't know excactly what his highest note would be, but he did some nice high falsetto screaming in songs like "Why don't we do it on the road" or "Hey Jude".
 

I think what he does in "Get On The Right Thing" goes higher.  Near the beginning of my 45-second sample of the song, and towards the end you can hear him going way up high:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/659127

That "hey-HEY-YEAH!" near the end of that extract is full voice, not falsetto, and touches on an F#5, one of his highest full notes that I've found.

Ah, cool.  From my memory, it does seem to be the highest he's gone with, as you say, a full voice.

 

However, if you want really high vocals (full not falsetto), you go to Phoebe Snow:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/660833

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James Taylor has a wide vocal range, and he dips way low in this song: I Was Only Telling A Lie

Here's a 30-second snippet of the beginning of the song --  note the word "side" when he sings "by my side" at about 00:43 seconds):

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/661337

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Not sure if this question belongs here. If it doesn't, it's mmm's fault as he directed me here 😛

Did Paul have what they call a perfect pitch?

 

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Isn't pitch part of vocal range?

I have no idea.

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I read somewhere that he does. But don't ask for a source because I can't remember for the life of me. Could've been mentioned by Sir George, I'm just not sure. 

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I don't know whether perfect pitch is part of the vocal range. It could be, I'm not sure. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_pitch

EDIT: I did a quick Google search, and it is. So it's ignorance on my part *embarrassed*

 

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According to this article, Paul did not have perfect pitch.

Maybe this is what you are remembering, JPM-Fangirl. George Martin says that he himself was born with perfect pitch. GM:

"I can remember reaching up to the keys trying to play when I was very small. I only ever had eight piano lessons when I was about ten. Then my mother had a row with the teacher. I’m completely self-taught, because I was playing before I got those lessons. I can’t remember not playing. I can’t really explain it, but I was born with an understanding of music and perfect pitch.

Paul McCartney can’t read or write music but he’s probably the best musician I know, because he has this innate sense of what music is about and the way that it’s structured. I had that, too. I suppose that was why Paul and I related so well.”

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