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14 November 2014
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The Beatles (White Album) artwork

Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 16, 17 September 1968
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Ken Scott

Released: 22 November 1968 (UK), 25 November 1968 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar
John Lennon: percussion
Ringo Starr: cymbals, bongos, maracas

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A love song written by Paul McCartney, I Will was one of the songs…

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Paul demonstrating how brilliantly effortless his talent is. That voice that would melt icebergs from the equator, singing a melody that is bloody hard to do, not merely to hit the notes accurately but to hold them for that length, and that ending harmony, try beating that. Singing the bass too because he can. This is one of those bloody annoying songs because its so simple, obvious and why did no one think of it before Paul? It sounds easy but it isn't. It's a classic.

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7 March 2016
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I never noticed Paul was singing the bass until I read it in a book, and ever since then it's kind of bothered me. Like it's just really distracting for me. 

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^^Yeah, I kind of feel the same way. It's fine aloud, but on headphones, the vocal bass is distracting. 

Otherwise it's a perfect track. 

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Have a go at learning the vocal bass.  It's good fun! (And someone needs to do it for the Beatles Bible Band if they haven't already) 

7 March 2016
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I can't quite go that low. Almost, but not quite. Also don't have any recording equipment (starting to sound like a broken record). 

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I love singing both parts, though I can't get to the lowest bass notes after I've been singing for a while. When my voice is rested, though, it's quite easy to reach. Lately, I've been having a go at Paul's bass-part in To Know Her Is To Love Her, which is great fun, as well. He should've sung that low more often; it's a whole different voice we rarely get to hear, but which has a really nice sound.

 

Anyway, stay-on-topic JPM-Fangirl!

 

Personally, I don't find I Will that complicated to sing. But even if I did, it'd still be one of my favourite Beatles songs. I just love it so much!

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JPM-Fangirl said
I love singing both parts, though I can't get to the lowest bass notes after I've been singing for a while. When my voice is rested, though, it's quite easy to reach. 

I have that problem as well, if I sing high notes for a while my high notes sound great but my more iffy low end is destroyed. And if you can sing that bass part then I probably could if I actually bothered to, since I think my range is a couple notes lower than yours. 

Personally, I don't find I Will that complicated to sing. But even if I did, it'd still be one of my favourite Beatles songs. I just love it so much!

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Is it? I thought we were about the same; anything below A2 is hit or miss for me, but I Will doesn't even go that low. It really depends on the time of day and how much I've been singing or talking. And when I have a cold, I can go much lower. But at the same time, I lose some of my range at the higher end. You phlegm some, you lose some... paul-mccartney

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Is it? I thought we were about the same; anything below A2 is hit or miss for me, but I Will doesn't even go that low. It really depends on the time of day and how much I've been singing or talking.

Ah really? For some reason I thought you posted (in the vocal range thread) that yours went down to about D3 or C2. Mine stops reliably at C2, though I can occasionally get B2 if it's not too long. And if I've been singing, say, Kansas City ahdn_george_06 then I start to sound a bit hoarse at E3. Then again, if I've been singing Kansas City then I sound hoarse anywhere... a-hard-days-night-paul-10

And when I have a cold, I can go much lower. But at the same time, I lose some of my range at the higher end. You phlegm some, you lose some... paul-mccartney

Hah! ahdn_ringo_09 

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7 March 2016
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That's very possible. I hadn't tested it very properly then. And, I've been practicing. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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7 March 2016
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Oh, hey, what do you know, it's not actually that low. I don't think he even goes below C2-- it actually overlaps the melody quite a bit. It just sounds 'bassy'. 

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7 March 2016
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Didn't I just say that? *scrolls up to check* Yep, I said that a-hard-days-night-paul-11 It's not that low. 

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Very nice song, pretty simple and I like the percussion. I think John's playing the woodblocks

stay-on-topic but when I have a cold my voice goes about 3 octaves lower and I can reach a A -3 ahdn_george_06

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7 March 2016
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Hey You a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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First thing, my voice can sing along with this- As it warms up it gets higher and much worse!

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I'm more of a baritone so I can do most of the song but not the ending falsetto convincingly. I agree @Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<, the few times he's sung low, it's really good, perhaps he might do more of it these days.

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Every time this thread is brought up, the song plays in my head.

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To my ears, "I Will" always sounds like a lost Beatles track from their early days. It could have fit quite nicely on the "With the Beatles" album. Perhaps McCartney was giving a little nod to the band's past with this one.

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oddiyo said
To my ears, "I Will" always sounds like a lost Beatles track from their early days. It could have fit quite nicely on the "With the Beatles" album. Perhaps McCartney was giving a little nod to the band's past with this one.  

I like this observation! Hope you stay around and post more, @oddiyo.

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