Every Note of a Song?

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Every Note of a Song?

Post  Molandfreak on Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:42 pm

I've noticed that some people only use the absolute highest or lowest note in a single song in their posts.  Is this something that's recommended to avoid cluttering the post?  I usually pitch every significant note I hear... Confused
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Celice on Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:25 pm

For me, it depends. In most cases I'll only include up to 2 notes (highest and lowest) per song, but sometimes I'll include more, e.g. if more than one high or low note is particularly noteworthy. I'll sometimes include the highest full voice and falsetto notes from the same song even if the thread doesn't use colours to differentiate them, and I'll usually try to include at least one example of each pitch in the "significant" range, even if it's not the highest/ lowest in the song.
I'll use Bobby McFerrin as an example. If I listed absolutely every note in the Significant pitch range from every performance, the OP would become humongous. On the other hand,
He does an audience participation piece there which includes some short F5s e.g. 24:52, which I will obviously list (if you have any idea what tune(s) it's based on, please tell me!) but it wouldn't make sense to ignore the sustained Bb4 at 25:15 just because he also hit some higher notes.
I will probably also list every sustained G#5 Vitas has ever sung, including the ones in songs which also contain higher notes, because they're all awesome I love you
Bobby McFerrin and Vitas are opposites in a way when it comes to notewatching: Vitas usually replicates his studio vocals perfectly in live performances, but Bobby would get bored if he tried that, and his improvisations are often the best bits.
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Starman on Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:07 am

Depends, I've always worked on a system of ''it sounds great, include it'' because I think Significant notes that stand out should still be counted regardless of the whether the song has higher/lower notes in it.

Take ''So Real'' by Jeff Buckley for example the songs is know for the sweep from E5-F♯5, but people overlook the exquisite soft sung B4s and D5s he sings during every chorus. I included those notes in my OP because (to me at least) they make the song that little bit more authentic and show his voice in another light.
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Starman on Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:46 am

Also, there's nothing wrong with including every note, I mean you can always edit and revise the OP to make it tighter and less repeated Very Happy
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  MrToddington on Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:52 am

If you're concerned about having so much information on your page that it's overwhelming, you could try having a handful of notes (for each pitch) on display, then have the rest in a spoiler? Smile
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Karl on Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:54 am

Highest note in a melody, yes.

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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Celice on Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:39 pm

MrToddington wrote:If you're concerned about having so much information on your page that it's overwhelming, you could try having a handful of notes (for each pitch) on display, then have the rest in a spoiler? Smile
There are some threads where this could make a great deal of sense.
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Stoner on Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:21 am

no, ain't nobody got time fo' that
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:02 am

There's a reason that threads list the notes as "Significant" notes.
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Holsety on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:30 am

With a very lenient definition of 'significant' in some cases.. Wasn\'t Me
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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Buh-Red on Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:59 am

it depends on the song, i tend to include any notes that stand out and or are sung often

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Re: Every Note of a Song?

Post  Prometheus on Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:01 am

Suppose a melody line goes as D5-Eb5-F5. I will add them all to the OP instead of just adding F5. The whole melody line catches my ear as high, not just the F5.
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