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Re: Hitting the highnote

Posted by Bob on October 15, 2006

In Reply to: Re: Hitting the highnote posted by ESC on October 15, 2006

: : whtat does "hitting the highnote" mean?i could see this phrse in the news paper

: Headline: "Baseball: 'Comeback kids' end career on high note" Used in that manner, "high note" end with a positive, up beat. Go out as a winner.

: Hit a high note probably means the same thing. Anyone have any other ideas on the phrase?

It's from singing most likely. It is a physical challenge to reach ("hit") the highest note in your range, and composers will save the emotional peak of a song or aria for that note.