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  falsetto - Encyclopedia.com
falsetto [Ital.,=diminutive of false ], high-pitched, unnatural tones above the normal register of the male voice, produced, according to some theories, by the vibration of only the edges of the larynx.
Falsetto tone is usually thin and expressionless, but can be used with good effect.
Trilogy" - "In Trousers," "March of the Falsettos" and "Falsettoland" - is schlumped in...
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 Finding the Falsetto
Falsetto is a detour, and singing always imposes detours upon a blank and neutral surge of air.
Though falsetto was scapegoated, and associated with degeneracy, detour, and artifice, it has long represented a resource: the castrato Tosi speaks of the feigned voice as something "of Use", particularly when it is disguised by art.
Falsetto is not a sin; the sin is breaking into it undisguisedly.
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 Vocalist - Using Falsetto to Access Head Voice
I have also heard that falsetto singing would be great for the head voice practising.
I can only report that I use descending scales in falsetto quite a bit with my young male students (college age) as a means for developing the head voice (with which most of them are quite unacquainted when they first arrive) and it seems to work beautifully.
I think that using descending scales is a great part of the exercises; they must learn how to begin each phrase with the capacity for the highest notes so that an appropriate amount of "head" voice and the correct physiology is available for them no matter where they are in their range.
www.vocalist.org.uk /falsetto.html   (449 words)

 Bellevue teen Tommy Falsetto chases Tour dream
What Falsetto has going for him is a catchy name, golf-crazy father and stars aligning in his universe.
Eight years ago, Falsetto was among the pubescent crowd at Jefferson Park Golf Course, standing about 40 feet away, listening intently as Couples conducted a summer clinic on the course the tour player first played as a grade-schooler.
Falsetto's father, Johnny, graduated from the Catholic school five years before Couples, making his name as a standout running back and linebacker for the Fighting Irish.
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 Virtual Festival: Hawai'ian falsetto singing
Falsetto singing, most often used by men, extends the singer's range to notes above their ordinary vocal range.
As with other aspects of Hawaiian music, it is probable that falsetto developed from a combination of sources, including pre-European Hawaiian chanting and early Christian hymn singing.
Falsetto may have been a natural and comfortable vocal technique for early Hawaiians, since a similar break between registers called ha'iha'i, is used as an ornament in some traditional chanting styles.
www.folklife.si.edu /hawaii/falsetto.htm   (0 words)

 The Vocal Studio - glossary Falsetto
Falsetto is the maximal elongation of vocal cords with minimal glottic gap.
Falsetto was originally called "false voice" because of the use of castrates (castrated males) when women were not allowed to sing in churches.
Falsetto will not blend with chest voice, therefore making it impractical to use except for special vocal stylings.
www.davestroud.com /glossary.def.falsetto.html   (90 words)

  Falsetto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Falsetto is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singer's normal range, in the treble range.
The falsetto register is used by male countertenors to sing in the alto and occasionally the soprano range, and was before women sang in choirs.
Falsetto is not generally counted by classical purists as a part of the vocal range of anyone except countertenors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Falsetto   (829 words)

Falsetto (fall-SET-oh) is a singing technique that produces sounds pitched higher than the singer's normal range.
The falsetto register is used by male countertenors to approximate the register in classical voice that previously employed castrati, in pieces written before castratism became socially unacceptable and eventually universally outlawed.
Falsetto is employed through the expansion and separation of vocal cords in which case only the edges of the vocal cord vibrate, not the entire vocal cord.
www.mp3.fm /Falsetto.htm   (233 words)

 falsetto - Falsetto RPG - Pictures
The owner, moderators, and members of Falsetto do not claim to actually know the celebrities portrayed nor claim to have exclusive permission to portray them for this community.
The owner and moderators are not responsible for the entries written by the members of Falsetto.
falsetto is now a CLOSED COMMUNITY as of 01/01/04 and characters will NOT come and go as they please.
www.greatestjournal.com /userinfo.bml?user=falsetto   (490 words)

 5 falsettos
I thought the treatment of the old tune was outstanding-the wavering falsetto lead, the bridge by an alternate lead in normal tone, and back to the falsetto voice.
The style used mostly on this side is the echoing effect of the falsetto trailing the lead, and the strong performance of this style is the reason that this recording has stood out and become memorable.
The falsetto is the full lead on this tune and the reach for the highest notes at the ending of the verse nears glass shattering proportions.
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 Spirit of Aloha - Aloha Airlines' in-flight magazine with information on Hawaii vacations, Hawaiian island maps and the ...
Although falsetto is usually associated with male singers, in Hawai'i there are plenty of women who have dominated the field.
She is the daughter of musician Zachary Helm and the niece of George Helm, the renowned Hawaiian activist and falsetto singer who died before Raiatea was born.
Although falsetto is a new experience for Raiatea, performing has always been a part of her life.
www.spiritofaloha.com /features/0103/falsetto.html   (2028 words)

 falsetto clergy: people hate black & white movies, color worldviews
falsetto clergy: people hate fl & white movies, color worldviews
still need to record 3 new songs (at least) for falsetto clergy release, still planning show, new mac at home for me to play with...
the time has come for a new falsetto clergy recording.
www.geocities.com /falsettoclergy   (526 words)

 Falsetto - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Male singers produce tones in notes above their normal pitch, sounding like an unbroken voice....
Countertenor, highest natural male voice, as opposed to the falsetto of the male alto.
- falsetto singer: a male singer who sings in a very high voice
ca.encarta.msn.com /Falsetto.html   (126 words)

The word "falsetto" is a misnomer, as there's nothing really false about it at all; it's something given to all human beings who can utter sounds.
Chi fosse curioso di scoprire il falsetto in chi lo sa nascondere badi, che chiunque se ne serve esprime su gli acuti la vocale i con più vigore, e meno fatica dell' a.
Women are not believed to have a falsetto, although Cleo Lane, et al, may give lie to that.
www.bach-cantatas.com /Topics/Falsetto.htm   (0 words)

 Talk:Falsetto - This Might Be A Wiki
Letterbox has a somewhat-falsetto voice singing backup during the second verse and bridge, and Where Your Eyes Don't Go has a falsetto harmony vocalizing as the song fades out (and also during the chorus I think).
That one has no actual falsetto in the lyrics (not even in the chorus), but that haunting vocalising at the end is either someone singing in falsetto, or a synth of some sort.
I also added Hide Away Folk Family to the "briefly used" list, because there's a (heavily reverbed) sound at the end that's sort of a cross between "hee" and "hoo" that is definitely a falsetto male voice.
tmbw.net /wiki/index.php/Talk:Falsetto   (346 words)

 Home Recording dot com BBS - Recording falsetto
When everything's set so that the main vocal sections sound good, the falsetto sections are weak, and vice-versa.
I'm assuming that I'll have to EQ and otherwise tweak the falsetto sections differently than the full vocal sections.
If you like the sound of your falsetto, but it's just too quiet, I'd try compressing just the falsetto parts of the take to beef them up to the level of your regular singing.
homerecording.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=69565   (1154 words)

 NPR : A Suave Romanian Sings the Falsetto Blues
NPR.org, October 10, 2006 · Men have sung in falsetto for centuries -- from 17th-century English church choristers to The Bee Gees, Prince and today's operatic superstar counter-tenor, David Daniels.
The recordings he made 45 years ago for Romanian Electrecord, with fiddle, accordion, bass and cimbalom (hammered dulcimer), have just been issued in the U.S. for the first time.
It takes a moment to adjust to the eerily androgyny of Siminica's falsetto, but his subtle choice of color and shading is undeniably affecting.
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 PBS Hawaii/Na Mele/Falsetto
There are many young, artists coming up that want to learn how to get into falsetto singing, and it's for us, Led (Ka'apana) and myself, to continue to give them all the help we can in singing falsetto.
Led is more of a raucous falsetto singer, his singing is a party.
Led backed up a lot of falsetto singers when he was young, like David Chun and Joe Keawe and people like that.
pbshawaii.org /local_productions/na-mele/falsetto.html   (1068 words)

 Expectingrain.com :: View topic - Dylan's Falsetto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I'm ambivalent about falsetto singing myself; The Band's use of it can be kind of hit and miss, I think.
I seem to remember hearing Dylan slipping into falsetto mode now and then and thinking at the time that was what he was doing but offhand can't think of examples without re-listening to a lot of songs.
The leaner the bacon, the meaner the hog.
www.expectingrain.com /discussion/viewtopic.php?t=4213&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=   (1155 words)

 TIME.com Print Page: Arts - Theater -- The Falsetto Meets "The Sopranos"
What astonished immediately and lastingly was the power of his glass-shattering, dog-dementing falsetto (often multiplied on record by having him dupe his solos on a second track).
Sometimes he used it for fun, in high-pitched baby talk, as George Rock's comic falsetto had for the vocal in Spike Jones' 1947 novelty hit "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)." And the reading of "bay-yay-bee" in "Sherry," offers a few seconds of comedy-record crib noise.
His falsetto is impressive, except in a narrow stripe (three- or four-note range) where he's very thin.
www.time.com /time/arts/printout/0,8816,1134674,00.html   (3891 words)

 Various Artists: Aloha Festivals Hawaiian Falsetto Contest Winners
Slack key (ki ho `alu) and steel guitar are notable musical extensions of falsetto singing, instrumentally imitating the falsetto voice.
Yet each gifted performer who makes it to the stage is already a winner in their mastery of the falsetto style.
Falsetto contest winners of recent years join Le`a and Lopaka in bringing their sweet leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) songs to you.
www.hulasource.com /vararalfesha.html   (411 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The brothers soon found their specialty: leo kiekie (falsetto), the high-pitched warbling that never fails to bring an audience to its feet.
Their legend grew and, in 1989, they were part of a delegation of cultural specialists from Hawaii invited to the Festival of American Folk Life sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.
During the festival they shared their talents on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The falsetto of the Ho’opi’i Brothers was a big hit with Mainland observers.
www.mauinews.com /story.aspx?id=17473   (756 words)

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Hawaiian falsetto singing, or leo ki'eki'e, is a unique and beautiful style in which a vocal break, or ha'i, is used to transition into higher registers.
Her justifiably proud father is Zachary Helm, a notable musician who has entertained for years, and her uncle was the late George Helm, a renowned falsetto singer.
One of the sparkling cuts on this CD is "Kauoha Mai," also known as "The Keyhole Hula." This Lena Machado classic is a showcase for the control and skill of the vocalist and Raiatea does it with ease.
www.mountainapplecompany.com /Content37.aspx?NewsID=1157   (394 words)

 Chest voice, head voice and Falsetto (Questions about Falsetto.) - Muse's Muse Songwriting Message Board
if you want to go higher in falsetto then you have to cut back on pressure more and raise the area of resonance some each time, plus more air should pass behind your velum.
The head voice (women) and falsetto (men) are associated with light, bright singing tones that are higher in pitch and resonate within the upper sinus cavities.
Also, it would be great if people know any songs that include high chest voice notes, high head voice, or high falsetto notes by men or women.
www.musesmuse.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=14113   (3024 words)

 Signalmen: Falsetto Teeth - PopMatters Music Review
That is the pile that features album with two really good songs, and a whole lot of filler sprinkled throughout the rest.
I tested this disco out on my friends as well, and even they conceded that "Believe" and "Hold Me Down" were really good songs, while the rest of the album didn't manage to even come close.
I'm not sure if their debut was any better than Falsetto Teeth, but here's hoping that the next one is. The Signalmen have potential; they just need to work on their songs a bit more.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/s/signalmen-falsetto.shtml   (843 words)

 Falsetto Legends
A truly great Hawaiian falsetto singer is able to sustain a lofty note to it’s outer limits, grab a split second gasp of air, soar to an even higher register, and then dance in that rare air with the utmost control and grace.
This is a careful compilation featuring a stunning variety of Hawaii’s legendary falsetto singers, each recorded in their prime over 50 years ago.
This wonderful presentation is a must for the collections of both the young aspiring falsetto singer, and the Hawaiian falsetto fan.
www.cordinternational.com /falsetto_legends.htm   (188 words)

 Singing Tips Falsetto vs. Head Voice
Are falsetto and head voice the same thing?
No. Falsetto is the lightest vocal production made by the human voice.
Usually, there is a considerable 'jump,' 'break' or 'disconnect' between your chest (speaking) voice and your falsetto.
www.artspace2000.com /singing_lessons/singing_tips/falsetto.htm   (0 words)

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