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Randy Newman

Post  ChillShaman on Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:49 am


Voice Type: Baritone
Vocal Range: E2-A4

Significant High Notes:

A4 ("Laughing Boy")
G4 ("Cowboy”, "Laughing Boy", "Living Without You", "Lucinda", "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear", "Underneath the Harlem Moon")
F#4 ("Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad", "Davy the Fat Boy", "I Think He’s Hiding", "Last Night I Had a Dream", "Linda", "Love Story (You and Me)", "Political Science", "Short People", "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear", "So Long Dad")
E4 ("Dayton, Ohio - 1903", "Have You Seen My Baby", "In Germany Before the War", "Old Man")
E♭4 ("Beehive State", "Yellow Man", "You’ve Got a Friend in Me")

Significant Low Notes:

C#3 ("Memo to My Son")
C3 ("Sail Away", "So Long Dad", "Underneath the Harlem Moon", "Yellow Man", "You’ve Got a Friend in Me")
B2 ("Burn On", "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield", "Old Man", "You Can Leave Your Hat On")
B♭2 ("Lonely at the Top", "Lover's Prayer", "Political Science", "Suzanne")
A2 ("Love Story (You and Me)")
G#2 ("Linda")
G2 ("Four Eyes", "God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind)")
F#2 ("I Think It’s Going to Rain")
F2 ("The World Isn't Fair")
E2 ("Shame")

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*Underlined marks notes in backing vocals or otherwise muffled/obscured in the song mix.
*Blue marks soft falsetto notes.
*Italics mark non-melodic notes.


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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Lurex on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:08 am

Joyful
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Re: Randy Newman

Post  ChillShaman on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:19 am

Is that a hooray? Because I feel like it isn't
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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Lurex on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:20 am

it is, i like randy newman who the fuck doesn't? Eh
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Re: Randy Newman

Post  ChillShaman on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:26 am

I think most people like him, he is a national icon after all (although not my nation)
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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Combine on Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:00 am

Randy hums a nice low F in "The World isn´t fair" (studio recording on Bad Love, about 0.11)
And I would go for some lower, though spoken, in "A few words in defense of our country" ;-)

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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Combine on Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:04 am

And in "Short people" there´s a nice Fsharp 4...

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Re: Randy Newman

Post  ChillShaman on Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:07 am

It doesn't sound like an F2 (or I can't hear it with my headphones), and I'm going to need links and timestamps for those other notes. Razz
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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Combine on Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:13 am

Ollie wrote:It doesn't sound like an F2 (or I can't hear it with my headphones), and I'm going to need links and timestamps for those other notes. Razz

Well, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OldToIF5ZGs
he at least bottoms the sentence on E2 several times... for instance 3.43 ("...home of the free") or 0.54 ("for examPLE")...

There´s also a short G2 in "Four eyes" (2.58)
and spoken E2s by the end of "Shame" (0.44 "you know what I´m sayin´...c´mon home...")

And the F2 in "The world isn´t fair" is absolutely clear (0.11, huming "boo boo boom...", final note)


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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Combine on Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:23 am

As for the F#4 in "Short people", it´s on 2.08.

In "In Germany before the war", there´s an F4 on 1.11.

And I wouldn´t consider the A4 in "Laughing boy" non-modal. It´s just a very light note, placed a lot in the head (surely for Newman ;-) ), but there´s no audible register change, it sounds pretty full...

I´m just trying to help to improve the thread, appriciate your work ;-)

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Re: Randy Newman

Post  ChillShaman on Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:28 am

Thanks for those! I still think the A4 in Laughing Boy is in falsetto though Razz
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Re: Randy Newman

Post  Combine on Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:32 am

OK, it might be... Question Confused
Sometimes it´s almost impossible to distinguish between registers in microphone-processed voice... in studio recordings especially.

But I think Randy could have hit that note at the time, if he tried a bit...
After all, he´s not such a bad singer as everyone thinks... Laughing

I also found in "I want everyone to like me" something that sounds as a spoken E2 or even E♭2 to me... at 0.11 (on "me")

The highest note in "In germany before the war" is certainly F4, not E4 (in 440 Hz tuning)

And in "Davy the fat boy", I found there no F#4... the beginning is in d minor, so there´s a bunch of F4s... and the highest note is G4 (on 0.29, "passed")... but here, there IS an actual crack between registers, in my opinion Wink

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