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Post  My Fairy King on Fri May 17, 2013 7:34 am

Current Status: Ready For Review



Voice Type: Tenor
Total Range: F♯2-G♯5
Vocal Range: G2-G♯5

Significant High Notes:
G♯5 ("Don't Let It End Reprise" live 1983)
G5 ("Renegade" live 1983, "Lady", "Love In The Midnight")
F♯5 ("Renegade" live 1983, "Lay Them Down", "Too Much Time On My Hands" live 1983)
F5 ("Renegade" live 1983, "Cold War" live 1983)
E5 ("No Such Thing", "Girls With Guns", "Love You Too Much", "Are You Ready For Me", "The Weight Of The World", "The Outsider", "Lay Them Down", "Shooz", "Man In The Wilderness", "Lights", "Blue Collar Man", "Love In The Midnight")
E♭5 ("Love Gun", "Shooz", "Number One")
D5 ("Love You Too Much", "Are You Ready For Me", "Ever Since The World Began", "Runaway", "Lay Them Down", "Who I Am", "Down On The Ground", "Straight Down The Line", "Cold War" live 1983)
C♯5 ("Are You Ready For Me", "Dangerous Game", "Somewhere In The Night", "Down Payment Blues")
C5 ("Are You Ready For Me", "Ambition", "Superstars")

Significant Low Notes:
C3 ("Renegade")
B♭2 ("Cold War")
G2 ("Renegade" live 2000, "Give 'Em Hell Harry")
F♯2 ("Give 'Em Hell Harry")

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*Orange marks notes with questionable registers: absolutely no use figuring out these.
*Blue marks probable non-modal notes.
*Red marks extremely bad, unimpressive or unintentional notes.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.


Backing Vocalist and Guitarist of the rock band "Styx", Songwriter and Solo Singer...


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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Hopscotch on Fri May 17, 2013 3:09 pm

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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Wed May 22, 2013 9:06 am

Okay so i'm afraid I am not skilled enough to be able to pitch this high note reliably but in the highest harmony on the chorus Tommy Shaw is taking the blisteringly high vocal. I'm guessing it's a G5 based on the chords being played and how I am hearing the harmony but i'm not sure. Anyway, definitely a note that needs to be added!

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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Wed May 22, 2013 9:32 am

Not sure if that is Shaw. DeYoung, Shaw, and Chuck Panazzo all do backing vocals, and usually DeYoung does most of it. Listening, it's pretty hard to hear who is is, but I'd just leave it for now.

Also, wow does Dennis DeYoung sound tired on that version.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Wed May 22, 2013 5:23 pm

KeithMoonIsGod wrote:Not sure if that is Shaw. DeYoung, Shaw, and Chuck Panazzo all do backing vocals, and usually DeYoung does most of it. Listening, it's pretty hard to hear who is is, but I'd just leave it for now.

Also, wow does Dennis DeYoung sound tired on that version.


In an interview with Tommy Shaw he says the only requirement to get into Styx was, "You had be able to play guitar somewhat well, have great hair, and be able to hit the highest harmony from Lady." I've also seen a few live videos and he always takes the highest harmony. I am positive it is him
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Wed May 22, 2013 5:33 pm




Shit ton of great rock n roll G5s in here. Notably at 3:11 and 3:49
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Wed May 22, 2013 11:38 pm

The Great Heroins wrote:


Shit ton of great rock n roll G5s in here. Notably at 3:11 and 3:49

That's in the op already, but thanks anyway
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Wed May 22, 2013 11:40 pm

Those G5s are great anyway In Love
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Thu May 23, 2013 10:06 am

FreddieMercury wrote:Those G5s are great anyway In Love


oh I just figured it was live so it be different hahah. Anyway, we need someone to pitch the high harmony from Lady so we can add those! Once again I am positive it's shaw as he has said it is him in interviews and i've always seen him hit it. I am pretty sure it's a G5 but who knows.


edit: oh haha they are the live notes duhh


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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Thu May 23, 2013 10:09 am

Voice Type: Tenor
Vocal Range: ?-G♯5

Significant High Notes:
G♯5 ("Don't Let It End Reprise" live 1983)
G5 ("Renegade" live 1983)
F♯5 ("Renegade" live 1983, "Lay Them Down")
F5 ("Renegade" live 1983)
E5 ("No Such Thing", "Girls With Guns", "Love You Too Much", "Are You Ready For Me", "The Weight Of The World", "The Outsider", "Lay Them Down", "Shooz", "Man In The Wilderness", "Lights")
E♭5 ("Love Gun", "Shooz")
D5 ("Love You Too Much", "Are You Ready For Me", "Ever Since The World Began", "Runaway", "Lay Them Down", "Who I Am", "Down On The Ground", "Straight Down The Line")
D♭5 ("Are You Ready For Me", "Dangerous Game", "Somewhere In The Night", "Down Payment Blues")
C5 ("Are You Ready For Me", "Ambition")



Also! I did added the correct sharp and flat signs for you so just copy and paste this in Smile
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Thu May 23, 2013 11:32 pm

Thank you very much, buddy! Wink Thumb up



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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Thu May 23, 2013 11:59 pm

From Wikipedia:
Once Styx had listened to Shaw's demo tape and Shaw had proven he could sing high notes in "Lady", he was hired.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Fri May 24, 2013 1:02 am

It's great you guys are collecting high notes for him, but you really need to find some low notes. Since he's a tenor, you can count lower 3rd octave notes in there.

Check the beginning of "Renegade," might be some lower third octave stuff there.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Fri May 24, 2013 6:26 am

Does he hit an Eb2 at 5:26, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1shucGXcOA
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Hopscotch on Fri May 24, 2013 12:37 pm

KeithMoonIsGod wrote:It's great you guys are collecting high notes for him, but you really need to find some low notes. Since he barely has any, you can count lower 3rd octave notes in there.
Fixed that for you.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Fri May 24, 2013 12:47 pm

FreddieMercury wrote:Does he hit an Eb2 at 5:26, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1shucGXcOA
Nope. I hear a G2 at 5:20, and another G2 at 5:28.


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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Celice on Fri May 24, 2013 12:55 pm

First low notes of the thread Party
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Fri May 24, 2013 12:58 pm

Also, can you link the G♯5? I'd like to hear it.
And I'm not positive the "Lady" G5 is black.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Sat May 25, 2013 3:40 am

The timestamp is 2:36 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56AaIasSxr4
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  My Fairy King on Sat May 25, 2013 3:48 am

Low notes at 4:28 but i can't pitch them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LExWtyvIT4
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Sat May 25, 2013 4:04 am

That G♯5 was legit. His G5s are also surprisingly black in that live "Renegade". Didn't hear any lows in that "Shooz" clip though.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Sat May 25, 2013 10:41 am

The G5s in lady are black because he said he had to hit them to get in Styx. If they were falsetto than of course hitting those notes wouldn't be a problem. Everyone and their mother would have joined styx. With that being said they are mixed very faintly so it was hard enough for me to even distinguish what note it was nevertheless whether it's falsetto or not.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Hopscotch on Sat May 25, 2013 11:46 am

The Great Heroins wrote:The G5s in lady are black because he said he had to hit them to get in Styx. If they were falsetto than of course hitting those notes wouldn't be a problem. Everyone and their mother would have joined styx. With that being said they are mixed very faintly so it was hard enough for me to even distinguish what note it was nevertheless whether it's falsetto or not.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  Young Heroins on Sat May 25, 2013 12:00 pm

Abacus wrote:
The Great Heroins wrote:The G5s in lady are black because he said he had to hit them to get in Styx. If they were falsetto than of course hitting those notes wouldn't be a problem. Everyone and their mother would have joined styx. With that being said they are mixed very faintly so it was hard enough for me to even distinguish what note it was nevertheless whether it's falsetto or not.

There are so many things with the way you speak


I can agree my friend. If you do not understand my language I do believe I can offer you a course in my ebonics. Laughing



but on a serious note. There is aint no nothing wrong with my post! In an interview he said that he had to hit the highs from lady to get in styx. Connor was suggesting the high harmony in Lady might be falsetto so I am just simply saying that they are probably not falsetto considering the fact that if they were then surely the highs from Lady wouldn't have been a question and those words he spoke would not have been spoke.
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Re: Tommy Shaw

Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Sat May 25, 2013 12:09 pm

That doesn't prove anything because they could have simply required him to hit a good G5, which not everyone can do regardless of whether they can hit the note in falsetto. I doubt Styx said to him, "This note better be in full voice, or you won't get the job!"

Regardless, you have to go by what you hear relative to the rest of the singer's range, not what they say, and assumptions based off of that. TRP has already colored notes by singers in a way that's contrary to their own claims.

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