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Ezra Koenig

Post  walkingstethoscopes on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:42 pm



Voice type: Tenor
Sung range: G2 - F♯5

Significant high notes:
F♯5 - "White Sky"
E5 - "White Sky", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
D5 - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", "Blurred Lines" live, "Cousins"
C♯5 - "One (Blake's Got A New Face)" live, "Giant", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
C5 - "Finger Back", "California English", "The Kid's Don't Stand A Chance"
B4 - "Hannah Hunt", "Holiday", "Unbelievers", "Oxford Comma"
B♭4 - "Run"
A4 - "Giant", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", "Ottoman", "One (Blake's Got A New Face)", "Obvious Bicycle", "Run", "White Sky"
G♯4 - "Unbelievers", "Horchata"
G4 - "Finger Back", "Don't Lie", "Horchata", "California English", "Mansard Roof", "A-Punk", "M79", "Boston (Ladies of Cambridge)", "California English Part 2", "The Kid's Don't Stand A Chance", "I Think Ur A Contra"
F♯4 - "Diane Young", "Everlasting Arms", "Worship You", "Holiday", "Run", "Cousins", "Bryn", "One (Blake's Got A New Face)", "Ya Hey", "Diplomat's Son"

Significant low notes:
C3 - "Horchata", "Finger Back", "M79"
B2 - "Diane Young", "Everlasting Arms", "Hannah Hunt", "Taxi Cab", "Horchata" (live)
B♭2 - "Step"
A2 - "Don't Lie", "Taxi Cab", "Giving Up The Gun", "Finger Back", "California English Part 2"
G♯2 - "Giving Up The Gun"
G2 - "Finger Back", "California English Part 2"

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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.


Lead singer of Vampire Weekend. He rarely goes above G4 if he can help it, but in some select songs he hits A4s and a B4. Over time he has started to bring out his lower range as well.


Falsetto E5s, F♯5s and A4s at 1:06.


Falsetto C5s and full G4s at 0:24. Quick falsetto slide up to D5 at 0:35. G2s at 3:00 (I don't wanna live like this...).


A4s at 0:41. Cracks up to several F♯5s and G5s throughout the choruses of the song.


B2 at 1:09  (...glided on through Waverly to Lincoln...) and B4s at 2:58.


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Re: Ezra Koenig

Post  B6 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Wow, I didn't expect him to have that good a range. The G2 and B4 sound really good, and I'm surprised by how controlled his F♯5s were.
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Post  B6 on Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:01 am

"Hannah Hunt" B2s actually sound like C♯3s to me...
However, I can totally buy the "Finger Back" C5s as black, to be honest. The transition between them and the lower notes isn't that noticeable.
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Re: Ezra Koenig

Post  inhibitions on Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:55 am

asdfghjklj; What a dreamy face In Love . This guy's skin care/photoshop team needs a high five.

Meh. I think the thread is great just the way it is Thumb up . Those C5s in Finger Back are just more polished over than the D5s in One.

But at the same time, it could be bought as black if you're extremely generous.

And that was my attempt of trying to stay on topic. Tiphat 
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Post  walkingstethoscopes on Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:43 pm

Oops, my bad. They are C♯3s. There are B2s elsewhere in that song however, which I'll add to the OP.

Finger Back C5 doesn't sound full to me at all; different timbre to the G4s that follow it, and when he slides up to D5 later that sounds like falsetto as well.
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