chest tone


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Noun1.chest tone - 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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Another time when she called Dunyasha her voice trembled, so she called again- though she could hear Dunyasha coming- called her in the deep chest tones in which she had been wont to sing, sing, and listened attentively to herself.
When an exaggerated chest tone is pushed beyond its natural limits, the tone will usually sound strained, underpitched, and short of high-range potential.
She spun out breathtaking pianissimo notes, dazzling runs of ornamentation, dark chest tones throbbing with emotional force.
The vocal line again covers a wide range with several chest tones in the last section preceding the final high phrase.
She punches out her concluding note, a C above middle C lying in the middle, not at the top, of the soprano range, with surprising dramatic force, but on the whole she avoids the exaggerated use of chest tones that characterized her performances of Falla's Seven Popular Spanish Songs.
Moreover, it is demonstrated that the glottis, by the gradual tension of its lips and the successive reduction of its dimensions, produces the entire series of the chest tones; but the vibrations generated in the glottis acquire all their power only provided that they are extended into the ventricles, then into the pharynx.