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This may seem like a dumb question but are there any songs for a baritone in this show....as opposed to a rock tenor.


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I can't think of any...

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Depends whatcha mean. I think a few of the parts can be handled by baritones...I'm a high baritone (I'm deffinatly a baritone, but I sing a lot of tenor parts) and I'm going to actually play every part in this show in a concert performance (no, it was not my idea to put on, I'm just that "part"...it'll be very the who concert-esque, with the whole band on stage and lotsa jumping about and such). There will however by oppertunities for me to transpose things down.

A lot of the really high parts can be done falsetto, as they were by the who for the most part...but thats not how it was done on the cast recording...soooo I dunno (I plan to do much of it in falsetto...but again, kinda a special situation).

I do find that I can sing along to all of Tommy's parts as Cerveris does them...and Cerveris is very much a baritone...so look at that stuff (you do need a good upper range though).

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Cerveris is a tenor, not a baritone.

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jcstar wrote:
Cerveris is a tenor, not a baritone.

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High baritone I think, though now his voice has matured and darkened so he's more of a low baritone. I'll buy that he used to be a tenor, though that is debateable (again, I think he was more of a high baritone with a good upper range), but now he is very much a baritone.

The concert dealy has however been cancled...I'm kinda saying thanks god as it would have been quite a vocal push to sing that much high stuff (as it would have been for many performances).

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I don't think falsetto really works for a rock opera.

"Cousin Kevin" would probably sound horrible in falsetto. Head voice works much better.

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Lazarus (Adam G) wrote:
I don't think falsetto really works for a rock opera.


Have you heard the original album by the who? Falsetto is used rather liberally.

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Have you heard Paul Nicolas sing Cousin Kevin?

It sounded much better than the original album.

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Lazarus (Adam G) wrote:
I don't think falsetto really works for a rock opera.

"Cousin Kevin" would probably sound horrible in falsetto. Head voice works much better.


Head voice and falsetto are the exact same thing. Just different names.

Kevin is usually a baritone.

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Head voice and falsetto are the exact same thing.


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Falsetto is produced via expansion and separation of vocal cords where only the edges of the vocal cord vibrate, not the entire vocal cord. Not to be confused with head voice, falsetto is produced differently from head voice, in which 1/4th of the cord vibrates as in chest voice in addition to the falsetto edge vibrating.



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Head voice is different from falsetto in that it is possible to connect it to the chest voice. That is, the singer's head voice & chest voice can be linked and sound bridged; in transition the voice can be trained to not cut out or make any audible changes in harmonics. Usually this involves clever use of delineation or other vocal tricks. The head register is accessible and can be developed and strengthened through proper training. Freddie Mercury is often cited as not having had any formal vocal training, yet his head voice was very well developed

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The reason that Paul Nicholas's rendition of Cousin Kevin is so striking is not only because of his unusual vocal stylings, it's because he sings a minor third below the melody line for all the verses. John Entwhistle, the author of the song, sang this harmony in The Who's original concept recording, so Paul picked up on it and sang it. The song is definitely a baritone role if you sing it like Paul, a method that I personally prefer.

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Didn't Anthony Barille sing the same part that Paul Nicholas sang?

And yeah. Cousin Kevin is a baritone. He doesn't go nearly as high as Captain Walker or Tommy. The Specialist is also a baritone, and I think that the Hawker is, too.


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