chest register


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chest register

n.
One of the lower ranges of the voice in singing or speaking. Also called chest voice.
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Noun1.chest register - the lower ranges of the voice in speaking or singing
register - (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
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The chest register should likewise receive on the notes [e.
ere is a technique to yodelling and the technique and the sound is created between rapid changes of pitch between the low-pitch chest register (or "chest voice") and the high-pitch head register or falsetto.
Sylvie Brunet Grupposo (replacing the indisposed Ekaterina Semenchuk) was magnificent: a singer with a true contralto chest register matched by cleanly attacked high notes, who brought the text to life.
20 with an underdeveloped chest register and many sweet high pianissimi.
Apart from wear on the Elgar tracks, the voice comes through remarkably well, with a noteable chest register.
Part 2 ("Laryngoscopy") discusses instrumentation, procedure, phonatory and nonphonatory movements, chest register, falsetto register, son file, trill, inspiratory voice, and laryngoscopic functions.
In the upper limit of the male chest register (zona di passaggio) the first formant (F1) of open vowels (600-750 Hz) engages the second harmonic (H2).
Patricia Bardon (as his wife Zenobia) is almost as remarkable, a real coloratura contralto with fluency and a powerful chest register - a joy to hear.
Marie-Nicole Lemieux not only brought out the full comic potential of Mistress Quickly, but also sang superbly, revealing a bell-like clarity in the chest register.
In aBducted chest, the effect of the vocal fold bulging caused by contraction of the thyroarytenoid muscle in chest register can be counteracted by a decreasing adduction in the posterior glottis, allowing for a "breathy chest" phonation.
Fundamental to the process was the understanding that great voices always had a strong chest register (low mechanism, modal voice, Register 1, whatever you want to call it).
3]; no doubt that Franz Abt expected this exercise to be executed in the chest register.