Definition and background:
Two or three registers are usually recognized in the classically trained voice. These are, in the female voice, the chest voice, middle voice, and head voice and in the male voice, the chest voice, head voice, and falsetto. The term " chest voice " refers to the tonal quality of this register and the sensations felt while singing. See also singing, soprano, mezzo soprano, alto, tenor, bass, middle voice, head voice, chest voice, voce di testa, and voce di petto. the lowest register of the voice, which the singer feels to be coming from the chest (as opposed to head voice). tenors use this to make high notes
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