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Subject: Re: Kaufman in Otello… NY Times:
From: Lloyd William Hanson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Lloyd William Hanson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:10:22 +0000
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Jon and Max 
 
Note: "The E above middle C is called E4.  All the notes between middle C up to B are labeled with a “4” after there name to identify them accurately and quickly.  The C above middle is labeled as C5. etc.) 
 
The tenor must change his formant tuning above the lowest note of his passaggio which could be anywhere from D4to F#4. Before entering the lowest note of his passaggio he formant tunes to the 2nd harmonic of his sung pitch. Above this he is tuning the formant to the 3rd harmonic. If he does not do this his high tone become more like a yell.  This is the common practice of men singing in present day Broadway style.  It meets the preference of the producers, directors etc for Broadway shows (“For heavens sake, don’t SING”). 
 
 
 
Lloyd W. Hanson 
lloydwhanson.com<http://lloydwhanson.com/> 
 
 
On Jun 22, 2017, at 5:35 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote: 
 
Max - I'm confused. The E above middle C is just below the passagio for a tenor (or the 
lowest end of it) - it's essentially the top of the middle range. (The first pitch of "Di quella 
pira.") Is it possible you meant an octave higher than that? (i.e. in the range of the Puritani 
high F, and also in the range where metal/hard rock singers usually wail?) 
 
On Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:18:35 -0700, Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote: 
 
It's somewhat like reading about a tenor singing a high C (or even B-flat) "in chest voice." If 
anybody sang any note higher than the E above middle C in chest voice, it would be a shout. 
The B-flat or C above that in chest voice would be an appalling scream. 
 
Max Paley 
 
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