Highest Note?

topic posted Wed, August 18, 2004 - 10:22 PM by  Unsubscribed
Anyone know what Mariah's highest vocal note is?

I always though it was in 1991 during Emotions when singing Emotions she hit E 2 octaves above high E, but I've heard she's gone all the way up to the high D, which isn't even on the piano, during a rare German performance of Dreamlover.

Anyone know for sure?
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  • Re: Highest Note?

    Thu, August 19, 2004 - 5:48 PM
    Here is an article I found about the note question you have.

    "Mariah Carey's high note in the live rendition of the Star Spangled Banner was a B6. It's not a G7# like many say. Mariah Carey's highest note was a live performance of Emotions at the Grammy Awards. I believe they also showed this amazing feat. on MTV and MTV2 22 Greatest Voices. She was the #1 voice. In the song Emotions her high note in the recorded version on the album is a Eb6. But in her live performance she sang higher than that. Up to an F7#. That is her highest note in a live performance. If you want her highest note in recorded music. It's from her first album Mariah Carey. Listen to the song, All In Your Mind... Her highest note is an F7. She sings the high note at the very end of the song as it's ending. So there's your proof for her highest note in a Live or Recorded version of her songs.

    Now If you want to know that the Guiness Book of World Records is wrong. They say Yma Sumac holds the record for posessing a four-octave vocal range. The widest range ever known to man. But Mariah Carey's range is actually more than that. Her range was reported to be 8 octaves. Which obviously isn't true. If she had 8 octaves that means she would be able to sing the lowest note on the piano a C1 [Which is Bass 2 range. {Most guys about 95% in the world can't even sing}...] And then she would not have to sing a G7#. She would have to sing higher than that. Which is a C8. The highest note on the piano. [No one in the world known or not known can sing that note. It has said that only one person probably ever in the history of man-kind could come even close to that. {Which is by my facts Mariah Carey. She sings a F7#. Which is 3 and a half steps away from the highest note on the piano}...] Which isn't far. the notes are C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, Ab, A, Bb, B... and then it repeats to C... and so on... So here is a visual scale of her highest note from the live rendition of the Star Spangled Banner to the live rendition of Emotions and Recorded version of All In Your Mind. B6 (Live Highest note supposedly a G7#... Not true), C7, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#7 (Live/recorded highest note), G, Ab, A, Bb, B, [C8] - (The highest note on the piano.)

    Now back to the answer. Mariah Carey's octave range is four octaves and two notes. She sings from a D3 all the way up to her highest note which is a F7#. That's the world record. So Yma Sumac doesn't hold the record.

    Also Mariah Carey's voice is truly a medical wonder. Her high notes she sings is b/c she has a whistle register. Which is extrememly rare. And I mean rare. Being that the dolphin is the only mammal alive that can hit a note as high as her. Now in full-voice Mariah has a 3 octave range. But w/ her whistle register she can sing higher than four octaves. Listen to her live rendition of My Saving Grace from the Soul Train Music Awards from this year."
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      COOL! and thanks

      Fri, August 20, 2004 - 4:22 PM
      I actually learned how to use my whistle register from closely listening to Mariah's breathing and execution of notes.

      I can usually "sing" up to E6 if my voice is that fluid, and I bottom out at E2 I think. I'm not a great singer but I'm not Sylk either :P .... actually my highest notes are able to attract and repel canines and squirrels.

      Maybe I should try out for the world record?

      Thanks for the great article too

      • Re: COOL! and thanks

        Fri, August 20, 2004 - 6:26 PM
        No shit?!? You can attract dogs and squirrels? Wow... that's cool! You might give Mariah a run for her money! :P
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          Fri, August 20, 2004 - 6:56 PM
          Well, I like to freak people out too, especially bravado singer and egotistical types. Ones that think they're the best singer and then I go up and sing circles around them in head voice and whistle range. I like using my Barry White voice as well to freak folks out.

          btw, it's cool that Mariah's whistle register is super strong these days, but you got any idea what's going on with the rest of her voice? Has she strained it? After the Daydream era she rarely sings with the full power of her first 5 albums.

          Also I've located a source that puts her lowest note as C below middle C, like a step higher than Yma Sumacs low ... Yma can summon whales and dolphins, you should check her out for the ultimate shriekfest! @ Tower records for $12.99


          (runs around popping up chest and schreeching the end notes of HEARTBREAKER with pinky finger plugged in ear.)
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            ... well actually

            Fri, August 20, 2004 - 7:02 PM
            I went to the piano and my highest is in fact E7 not E6 :)
            so... I'm 1 note from Mariah and I can go lower than she WHoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooeeeee!

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