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head register

noun
1.
the high register of the human voice.
Origin of head register
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • In loud phrases they are sung best in their natural register—the middle; in piano phrases, in the head register.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
  • Thus he tells us nothing of that series of tones which he calls the head register.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • The head register, likewise, shows the glottis partly closed, and the vibrating ligaments gradually stretched more and more.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • The head register, in the same manner and by the same vibrations, and with a partial closing of the vocal ligaments.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • Few teachers, likewise, understand how to teach correctly the tones of the head register.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • Falsetto is produced by carrying the adjustment for head register to its extreme limit.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
  • In most practical methods the chest register occupies about the same position; this is also true of the head register.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • The terms "head voice," "head register," and "nasal resonance," are used interchangeably by the great majority of teachers.

    The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
  • Florid soprano, the voice of the head register, is a voice of extraordinary agility—the voice of vocal pyrotechnics.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
  • An alto of extraordinary range, like Schumann-Heink, may be able to achieve high soprano in the head register.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller

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