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(@steve-0)
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I was just curious, i'm a long time guitar player who's been recently trying to do vocals on some songs (in fact, my friends and I are playing a show at my school with myself on guitar and vocals), i was just curious what the term falsetto meant, i'm pretty sure it's a vocal regester (like chest voice and head voice, both of which i think i know pretty well in terms of control and such). If anyone could fill me in that would be great, seeing as though i'm trying to learn as much as I can (I'm even going to have my friend, who sings opera and also rock, teach me breathing techniques, which i figure would be very useful).

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(@tim_madsen)
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It's singing in a register much higher than your normal voice.

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Think Frankie Vallee and the Beach Boys...............

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(@steve-0)
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Oh alright, that makes sense, thanks.

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(@blackzerogsh)
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Also, basically anything robert plant sang in led zeppelin


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(@greybeard)
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The answer to your question is very interesting - you should google it and look at some of the answers.

It would appear to be a head voice that is created when only the front edges of the vocal cords are vibrating. It's name was given at a time when women weren't allowed to sing in church and their parts were taken by men singing in a "false voice", (falsetto = false voice).

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