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Post  The Long Shot on Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:26 am



Vocal Range: E1-E5
Voice Type: Bass-Baritone With Tenor Qualities

Significant High Notes:

E5: "Ezekial Saw De Wheel"
B4: "Man After God's Own Heart"
G♯4: "Lord, Bless Our Home"
G4: "Let There Be Love", "Quick To Listen"
F♯4: "Man After God's Own Heart"
F4: "Joseph's Song", "Quick To Listen", "Sleep Tight"
E4: "Let There Be Love", "Lord, Bless Our Home"
E♭4: "House On The Rock", "Joseph's Song"
D4: "Fill My Cup, Lord", "Lord, Bless Our Home", "Thank You", "There Never Was A Pulpit Like The Cross"
C♯4: "Let There Be Love"
C4: "Once Upon A Tree", "Our God, He Is Alive", "Thank You"

Significant Low Notes:

D2: "And They Praised God", "Can He, Could He, Would He", "Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There", "House Of Praise", "Just Like The Old Days", "Let There Be Love", "Walking That Line"
C♯2: "Teaching The Truth In Love"
C2: "Can He, Could He, Would He", "Gotta Grow Up", "Teaching The Truth In Love", "Walking That Line"
B1: "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel", "House Of Praise", "I've Got The Spirit", "Let There Be Love", "Teaching The Truth In Love"
B♭1: "And They Praised God", "Gotta Grow Up", "I Know", "Let There Be Love", "Teaching The Truth In Love", "We Shall Wear A Crown"
A1: "Can He, Could He, Would He (Live)""Eternal Father, Strong to Save", "Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There", "He Gave His Life", "Just Like The Old Days", "Let There Be Love", "My Country 'Tis Of Thee", "Wish I'd Seen It"
G♯1: "I Know", "Only One", "Walk Right Out Of This Valley"
G1: "Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem", "Rise And Walk"
E1: "To See Jesus"

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*Blue marks probable non-modal notes.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.
*Underlines mark notes found in backing vocals.




Long-time acappella bass singer, primarily for The Vocal Union, but also temporarily for Acappella during the late 1990's. A deep, husky bass that could go well into the first octave with seemingly no issue, but his voice also was surprisingly light and beautiful in the fourth octave whenever he was given a lead, with a tone similar to that of an actual tenor. As such, there's really no way to properly classify it. Miller sadly passed away in 2011, but his voice will go down as among the greats to ever sing for the Acappella Company.

If you have any other notes that I need to be aware of, don't hesitate to reply!


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Re: Gary Miller

Post  The Long Shot on Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:09 pm



Back on topic: the A1 at the end of "Wish I'd Seen It" is one of my favorite bass notes of all-time. The entire song has a very intricate and dexterous bass line, but it's also not exactly a very low one, either; then all of a sudden, this note just comes out of nowhere for the final chord. I just love it.



This is his best and lowest bass line, however.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  SubjectAlpha on Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:49 pm

Rise and Walk you mean?
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Post  The Long Shot on Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:29 am

SubjectAlpha wrote:Rise and Walk you mean?

Yes.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  CoolBeans on Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:34 am



First A1 at 0:27-ish.

Plenty of backing C2s in the studio version of "Can He, Could He, Would He," as well as D2s after the key change.



This version is transposed down a step and a half. He gets a good B1 at 0:35 and a bunch of A1s in the choruses (at the end of the slides).

Also, the B1s in the "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel" should be added too.

EDIT: One more thing:

The Long Shot wrote:.......................................................
*Blue marks probable non-modal notes.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.
*Underlines mark notes found in lead vocals.

Might want to fix that. Razz
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  CoolBeans on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:55 am

Sorry for double posting, but:



2:13 - Is that a D1 I hear at the very end on "a-way" in the background?

EDIT: I think it's actually one note sustained throughout that last part.
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Post  SubjectAlpha on Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:18 pm

I was referring to the spelling mistake. You wrote "Rise and Shine" instead of "Rise and Walk"

EDIT: The G1.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  The Long Shot on Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:21 pm

SubjectAlpha wrote:I was referring to the spelling mistake. You wrote "Rise and Shine" instead of "Rise and Walk"

EDIT: The G1.

Whoops. Corrected. Thanks for catching that.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  CoolBeans on Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:01 am

I hate to interrupt, but what do you think of the notes I addressed in my previous post, Long Shot?
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  CoolBeans on Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:13 am

There are a lot of upper first/lower second octave notes in Act of God. I'll notewatch it this afternoon.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  The Long Shot on Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:24 am

CoolBJ wrote:Sorry for double posting, but:

Spoiler:

2:13 - Is that a D1 I hear at the very end on "a-way" in the background?

EDIT: I think it's actually one note sustained throughout that last part.

Miller is singing a D2, but I do hear a rumble in the background that could be a D1 played on a backing track. Not convinced enough of its existence to add it, though.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  CoolBeans on Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:50 am

Listening to the very ending of the phrase, you can pretty clearly hear a some sort of throaty voice. However, listening to it again, it does sound like they might have edited the pitch down an octave.
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Re: Gary Miller

Post  CoolBeans on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:37 am

Here you are! I note-watched "Act of God," for the most part. All of the notes listed below are backing vocals, unless otherwise specified.

E2 - House of Praise
E♭2 - Let's Show and Tell live (1997),* Teaching the Truth in Love
D2 - And They Praised God, House of Praise, Walking That Line
C♯2 - Teaching the Truth in Love
C2 - Teaching the Truth in Love, Gotta Grow Up, Walking That Line
B1 - House of Praise, Teaching the Truth in Love
B♭1 - And The Praised God, Teaching the Truth in Love,  Gotta Grow Up, Let There Be Love
A1 - Let There Be Love

*Lead E♭2.

Now there were a few songs I started note-watching, but I remembered that Robert Guy provided some backing vocals for a few of the songs and suddenly had trouble figuring out who was who.

I'm pretty sure that Gary sings most of them, but being uncertain, I thought I'd let you decide. The songs I was concerned about were Act of God (which actually has a quiet F♯1 at the beginning, I believe), He's Gonna Let You Know, and Get To The Point.
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