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Eric Clapton

Post  full voice on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 15:50


Voice Type: Baritenor
Vocal Range: F♯2-A5

Significant High Notes:

A5 ("Tell the Truth")
E5 ("Layla", "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", "Thorn Tree in the Garden")
C♯5 ("Layla", "Outside Woman Blues", "Any Day", "Bell Bottom Blues")
C5 ("Have You Ever Loved a Woman", "I Looked Away", "Have You Ever Loved a Woman", "Thorn Tree in the Garden", "Bell Bottom Blues")
B4 ("Little Wing", "Keep on Growing", "Bad Boy", "Strange Brew", "Outside Woman Blues", "Bell Bottom Blues")
B♭4 ("Bell Bottom Blues", "I Looked Away", "Layla", "Any Day", "Have You Ever Loved a Woman")
A4 ("Bell Bottom Blues", "I Looked Away", "Key to the Highway", "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", "Bad Boy", "Layla" live 1999, "They're Red Hot", "I Shot the Sheriff", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out", "Sunshine of Your Love" live 24 Nights, "Strange Brew", "Outside Woman Blues", "I Am Yours")
G♯4 ("Change The World", "Layla", "My Father's Eyes", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" live tribute to George Harrison 2001, "Outside Woman Blues", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out")
G4 ("Have You Ever Loved a Woman", "Bad Boy", "Sunshine of Your Love", "White Room", "Ramblin' on My Mind", "I Shot the Sheriff", "I Am Yours", "Any Day", "Badge")

Significant Low Notes:

F♯2 ("Autumn Leaves")
G2 ("Hard Time Blues")
G♯2 ("I Am Yours")
A2 ("Rockin' Chair", "River Runs Deep", "Autumn Leaves", "World of Pain")
B♭2 ("Blues Power" live Just One Night)
B2 ("River Runs Deep")

Thread by ruiolas/GeezerButler

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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.


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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Wanderlust on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 15:52

Possible C5s at the beginning of "Why Has Love Got To Be So Sad"...I think he hits them together with Bobby Whitlock?

Total high baritone, by the way.

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Preacher on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:02

Low tenor in the 60's. High Baritone onwards

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Wanderlust on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:04

Preacher wrote:Low tenor in the 60's. High Baritone onwards
Agreed.

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Guest on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:42

People don't naturally go from tenors to baritones

Even higher baritone to high baritone

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Wanderlust on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:43

Well he did do a lot of heroin.

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Guest on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:44

So did Kurt Cobain Butt

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Post  Wanderlust on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:44

No way!

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  full voice on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 16:47

Don't listen to Clapton at all so I'll go with whatever the majority says on voice type.

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Post  Guest on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 17:17

Rumpelstiltskin wrote:People don't naturally go from tenors to baritones

Even higher baritone to high baritone

Very true. Either his voice matured/settled down very late, he abused the shit out of it or something like that.

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Post  Wanderlust on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 17:32

Again: heroin.

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Guest on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 17:55

Guys even in the 60s he still kinda sounded low!
Its only when he did harmonies with Cream that he really sounded any bit Tenorish
70s on he was definitely a HB

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Pepe Forever on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 18:12

Sooo, he's listed as a MB now?

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Post  Wanderlust on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 18:15

pepeforever wrote:Sooo, he's listed as a MB now?
God save the Queen

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Re: Eric Clapton

Post  Guest on Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 23:50

In his biography he claims his voice was extremely high when he was with John mayalls bluesbreakers
In Ramblin on my mind
He still sounds like a HB to me trying to impersonate a LT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhzoOxDALlw

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