Talk:Philip Bailey

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Whistle register[edit]

He has been known to sing high in the soprano range easily and people who search for samples of whistle register singing have found clips of him live.

  • This man can hit notes some FEMALE singers can't even hit.

On the BET Awards from like 2003 or 2004, Phillip hit an F6 note in a live version of "Reasons" (and this is no lie.)

I can't seem to find that on youtube or anywhere. But If you listen to the live recorded version of Devotion he does hit E6 and C6 about 2 other times.Myke 07:22, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Here it is: Philip Bailey F6 Yeah he hits it twice and Eb6 also. Myke 11:39, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Which note is it?[edit]

There is a song that Phillip recorded with EWF entitled "Mighty Mighty". Towards the end of the song, Phillip hits a very high note, but I can't tell if it is Eb6 or Eb7 though it really sounds like the latter. Can anyone help me? TamYum

It's Eb6. Philip Bailey is a singer like Al Green who have sharp falsettos and so they make the pitch souind an octave higher. I was confused about Al Green's D6 in I Can't Get Next To You because I thought it was D7. Myke 07:22, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Not exactly like Al Green. While Green's falsetto is extremely good (even in his old age), he never sang quite as high as Bailey does on "Mighty, Mighty" or "Reasons". Falsetto voices use a physical technique that allows them to sing in the upper registers of the voice. Its called the "head voice". While using the diaphram to keep the pitch on key and back portion of the throat opens, the note travels to the nasal cavity area of the face where the range of pitches can be very wide. When singing from this area, the note actually "vibrates". There is no trick or deception involved when it comes to a faletto. This technique is used by all classical vocalists, but expecially sopranos, tenors and coloraturas, i.e. Kathleen Battle, Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 162.115.108.102 (talk) 15:14, 11 August 2009 (UTC)