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chest register

noun, Music.
1.
the low register of the human voice.
Origin of chest register
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • A tenor voice sings the second series of the chest register in a clearer timbre.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • In the chest register of the male voice this change occurs at la si .

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • Men speak an octave lower than women, and use mostly the upper half of the chest register.

  • Men sing mostly in the chest register; basses and barytones wholly so, with the rarest exceptions.

  • The second chest register requires the slightest opening of the mouth.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • He distinguished two different kinds of tones, to which he gave the names of the chest register and the falsetto register.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • The second series of the chest register, when the vocal ligaments alone act, and are likewise moved by large, loose vibrations.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • The larynx is perceptibly lower in all the tones of the chest register than in quiet breathing.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • I have in mind two well known contraltos one of whom carried her chest register up to A, and even 91to B flat occasionally.

  • If it is attempted to carry the voice down it changes to the chest register unless used very lightly.

    The Child-Voice in Singing Francis E. Howard

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