chest voice


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chest voice

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chest register

n
(Music, other) a voice of the lowest speaking or singing register. Compare head voice
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Noun1.chest voice - 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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Her chest voice is dark and inky, and she's got plenty of power on top.
Dr Pawley said: "God Save the Queen doesn't invite high chest voice singing for most people's voices, and it lacks a real hook or climax where people feel compelled to join in and belt it out.
To spare you the rudiments of laryngeal anatomy and physiology with which the pedagogically uninitiated may not be familiar, TAD equates with the ordinario in the male voice, chest voice in the female, TAD being the cross-gender term, based on laryngeal muscular activity, rather than societal norms or subjective resonance sensations.
The head voice is used for excitement (children use it all the time), the chest voice expresses authority, the voice of the heart is saved for feelings and is very difficult to access if you're not connected to the feeling and finally, the gut voice conveys your deepest, truest beliefs.
When Charlotte and I started working together, she told me she was struggling to differentiate between her chest voice and her head voice, so I focused on writing songs that would really suit her range.
Yodeling is defined as singing so that the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal chest voice and a falsetto, according to the American Heritage Dictionary.
Although his top notes were secure, his sonorous chest voice was even more notable.
For example, Montserrat Caballe's chest voice in a 1974 broadcast of I Vespri Siciliani "is pungent where needed and free of the ugly graininess that she sometimes has favored" (p.