Posted by Bob on October 15, 2006
In Reply to: 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.