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Whose part do you sing?
14 June 2011
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MeanMrsMustard
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OK, so the title of the thread should be self-explanatory. When you sing along with Beatles, whose part do you sing? Do you ever drop (or go up) an octave? 

I usually sing John's part. The only exceptions I can think of are songs that John doesn't sing on, "What Goes On," when I sing with Ringo, and "Paperback Writer," when I sing George's part. 

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14 June 2011
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I usually try not to sing the high parts, but my voice changed slightly. So, I can do some songs where Paul sings. Some of his solo work, but it's not as high as it used to be. But for the most part, I sing with Paul. I'm an alto, sorta. I'm not a great singer, nor am I the best judge. But I usually sing with Paul. If you give me a harmony song, I might sing with John, because Paul always took the high parts.

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14 June 2011
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I sing the leading voice.. even if I can't do it. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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14 June 2011
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It depends on the song, really. Some songs I try to do all of their parts, like in Help! I try to do that, and then in Yellow Submarine I usually go for George's becuase it's so off, then in I Want To Tell You I go for Paul's. Usually though, I think I go for the lead, and the ones where it's John and Paul, I mostly try for Paul.

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14 June 2011
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I'm not very sure. But On Help! I sing Paul's lead, and if not, harmony :D 

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14 June 2011
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George.

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14 June 2011
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Generally, I tend to sing the less-prominent parts, like the contrapuntal backing bits or especially the parts that deviate from the root note. As for the songs with the really close 3-part harmonies, I just kind of find my way through it as best I can - in such cases, I probably don't accurately sing one singer's part all the way through.  (The law of averages!)

(And yeah, I'm a pretty inept singer! I certainly don't do it for anyone's entertainment, or when anyone's listening. The exception being a terrible drunken-karaoke rendition of "Strawberry Fields Forever" that I mentioned in some previous thread.)

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15 June 2011
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Mostly George's. I, especiallyu on the three parter's, I try and and hit the middle voice, which is usually George.

Von Bontee said:

(And yeah, I'm a pretty inept singer! I certainly don't do it for anyone's entertainment, or when anyone's listening.)

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15 June 2011
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I always sing along with Paul because I have a higher voice, so it's easier for me to sing along with him because he sings the highest of the four. And then when I feel lazy I just sing along with the lead in different octaves that fit my voice range.

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15 June 2011
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Generally, the lead, but I often sing along with an instrument, or impersonate another singer (usually Elvis or David Bowie), or switch between them in a vain attempt to sing along with all the vocals.

Usually don't sing though, I don't want to inflict pain on people.

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17 June 2011
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mithveaen said:

I sing the leading voice.. even if I can't do it. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

Same here, mith. If the lead singer takes on a high note, I'll back off and sing harmony.

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19 June 2011
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Oh, one thing- singing along with John on Twist And Shout shouldn't be allowed. The listener should answer, not call

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

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19 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

I do, because my voice is worse then Ringo's.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
19 June 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

The Walrus said:

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

I do, because my voice is worse then Ringo's.

That's a joke, right? I mean, your voice probably is worse than Ringo's, but you were making a clever joke with your famous dry Canadian wit?

I don't feel right singing along with Ringo, not because my voice is superior to his (it isn't, not of late at least) and I don't want to be associated with him, but because it feels like "enquiring masses" and "Ringo". if I sing along with "enquiring masses" (or "answering masses" in Twist And Shout) then I'm part of the mass, but if I sing with Ringo/John, I'm turning it into Ringo/John+Tom.

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19 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

The Walrus said:

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

I do, because my voice is worse then Ringo's.

That's a joke, right? I mean, your voice probably is worse than Ringo's, but you were making a clever joke with your famous dry Canadian wit?

It's bad, but I was being sarcastic. Good catch.

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19 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

Oh, one thing- singing along with John on Twist And Shout shouldn't be allowed. The listener should answer, not call

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

Ah you got me there Walrus, I sing "the reply" in those songs.

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19 June 2011
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mithveaen said:

The Walrus said:

Oh, one thing- singing along with John on Twist And Shout shouldn't be allowed. The listener should answer, not call

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

Ah you got me there Walrus, I sing "the reply" in those songs.

You sing Paul+George and Ringo respectively? I can forgive you that yoko-ono-01

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19 June 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Call me sacrilegious, but I much prefer Joe Cocker's With a Little..... I prefer the call and response.

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20 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

mithveaen said:

The Walrus said:

Oh, one thing- singing along with John on Twist And Shout shouldn't be allowed. The listener should answer, not call

To a lesser extent, I don't feel right singing along with Ringo in the verses of With A Little Help From My Friends.

Ah you got me there Walrus, I sing "the reply" in those songs.

You sing Paul+George and Ringo respectively? I can forgive you that yoko-ono-01

Well I mean I sing that part... oh well nevermind..... a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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20 June 2011
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Usually I sing the lead, but I'm not all so great at singing anyways, so I really don't do a whole lot of that! Also, when I do decide to sing somebody usually yells at me to stop, becuase I guess I don't pick good times to do that.

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