How To Sing Like The Beatles (Explained)

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Learn to sing straight as if you are talking to somebody in a room; keep an element of fun in your lyrics.

Additionally, learn to double-track your voice, sing in harmony some of your song’s parts. That’s very much some of the required tips to sing like the Beatles.

What are the Steps Needed to Sing Like The Beatles?

How To Sing Like The Beatles

Steps needed to sing like the Beatles include:

  • Do not sing open-throated
  • Capture the Beatles accents
  • Sing through your nose
  • Let’s your songs have the deepest genuineness
  • Understand pitches, so you know when to sing in a low or high pitch
  • Make use of your Vibrato voice

What Voice Type is the Lead Singer in the Beatles?

Technically, the Beatles have three primary singers.

Although John Lennon and McCartney were the earlier members and front runners of the band, the Beatles had to hire Ringo Starr, their only Bass singer.

The lead singers were tenor and baritone singer

Starting from John Lenney, he was a baritone on the high side with a good Falsetto and rarely went low, but most people confuse his voice with that of tenor;

McCartney is also a tenor who has vocal flexibility and an incredible range; as needed, he can go way lower than the other two.

What makes Their Voices so Unique?

The main fact is that both John Lennon and McCartney have a fantastic ability to combine melodies and lyrics harmoniously.

Their voices complement each other, and their sound got more complex over time.

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Can They Sing?

Yes. The Beatles were the main acts that set the pace for Pop culture in their time.

They were always ahead of their time and never sounded contemporary; no matter who you were, there is always something for you in the Beatles discography.

Their albums are always fresh and distinct; none of them ever sounded the same.

How Did The Beatles Start Singing?

On July 6th 1957, in Liverpool Merseyside, England, John Lennon, who was sixteen years old and was already a member of a band called “The Quarrymen”, met Paul McCartney Fifteen during a program.

Together they both collaborated to form a band alongside George Harrison who became the band’s lead guitarist and Stuart Sutcliffe who joined the band on Bass.

Stuart Sutcliffe convinced the trio(John, Paul and Harrison) to change the band’s name. They settled on The Beatles by August 1960 after attempting a name change twice.

They started playing lots of shows in Hamburg after getting a drummer for their band named Pete Best.

Paul McCartney took over the band’s Bass after Stuart Sutcliffe left the band to pursue painting in school; he tragically died a year later.

With the growing Mersey Beat(Sub-genre of Rock and Roll), the Beatles started building up a following throughout 1961.

The band was hired by a producer named Bert Kaempfert to tour as Tony Slendan’s backing band for some recordings for Polydor records.

Brain Epstein is a local record store owner and a music journalist who saw the band perform for the first time and impressed them.

In January of 1962, Brain Epstein became their and actively sought ways to get the band out of their previous contract with Bert Kaempfert.

By May, Epstein started arranging auditions for the Beatles with new record labels after the band became free of their contract with Bert Kaempfert.

After many auditions, the band and their manager faced many rejections from different Records, including Columbia Records, H.M.V and others.

Decca also rejected the bands after the band auditioned by telling their manager Epstein that ” guitar groups are on their way out” and “the Beatles have no future  in show business.”

The band was later signed to EMI’s Parlophone label by producer George Martin.

From the few songs recorded by the band in September, producer George Martin chose” Love Me Do.” Their first single was released on October 5th of 1962. The song “Love Me Do” hit peaking at number 17 on the Record Retailer chart.

The band’s second” Please Please Me.” was released by Parlophone on the 11th of January 1963.

Please Please was a bigger hit than Love Me Do; the song please me reached number one on melody maker charts and the New Musical Express.

Their Single “I want to hold your hand.” was released by Capitol Records in the United States on 26th Dec 1963 became their First American number 1 hit. The Beatles made their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan show, a success.

Queen Elizabeth appointed all four members of the Beatle band as members of the order of the British empire.

The Beatles today were considered the most influential band of all time; they defined an entire generation and transformed popular music forever.

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What is Their vocal range?

John, Paul, and George, as the lead singers of the Beatles, were classified as a high baritone, mid-range tenor, and low tenor, respectively.

George sang in the high baritone range until the late 1960s, when he sang in the tenor range.

while John performed in the bar tenor or low tenor range from the beginning

What is the Highest Note the Beatles can sing?

Amongst the three lead singers of the Beatles’ band, Paul McCartney had the broadest range of all with his highest note, “Twist and Shouts”, a Beatles song with a voice range G4.

McCartney reached a falsetto A5 in “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road,” which is the highest note I’ve found so far in the Beatles’ official recordings

Paul McCartney’s vocal range, he also struck a G5 in the Beatles’ cover of Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” which makes sense given that Paul learned to sing those high notes primarily by mimicking Little Richard.

Lennon was a high baritone, Ringo a low baritone and Harrison a standard baritone on the high side.

When singing, McCartney always carries the top part, with Lennon going for the middle part and George handling the low parts.

Together, the Beatles had a perfect combination of a higher and a rounder tone, with snarling mid-range and lower-middle that brings out a beautiful harmonisation.

What Are Some Classic The Beatle Songs to Practice?

Some classic Beatles songs to practice are listed below:

  • Hey Jude:

Hey, Jude, according to the billboard charts song was number 1, and it stayed for as long as nine weeks. Hey, Jude turned out to be the biggest hit single of the Beatles run.

This song appears to be one of the most straightforward Beatles songs to sing and play on the piano.

Paul McCartney wrote hey Jules to console Julian Lennon after his parents’ divorce.

The song begins with lovely lead vocals and piano accompaniment. An orchestra performs the coda.

The majority of the song is sung in a considerably lower range, and the highest notes are only sung once in the chorus.

The YouTube link to the song Hey Jude is below:

  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da:

ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra” means it was a phrase used by Paul McCartney’s Nigerian conga player pal.

It is a fun and fast song with fascinating lyrics; the melody is fast-paced. And have a range of one Octave.

The song was released on 22 November 1968. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was gotten from their Album called  White Album.

The album allowed the band to explore their musical inspirations and many popular music genres in the studio, all while creating revolutionary sounds.

The album was a dramatic contrast to the previous release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The YouTube link to the song Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is below:

  • Please Me Please:

Please, me please was their second single in the United Kingdom, but also their first in the United States. Producer George Martin influenced the song. The song “Please Me Please” was the title track of their first Lp.

The song reached number one on the new musical expression and melody charts.

The YouTube link to the song Please me please is below:

Conclusion

The Beatles, formed in Liverpool in 1960, were an English Rock band composed of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

They were the most influential band of all time.

By Sophie Collins

Hi my name is Sophie, I am a Singer, Producer and Instrumentalist. I also love to bake and get creative with my hands. When I am not strumming my guitar, you can find me reading a good book with a glass of wine in my hands.

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