Definition of Head tone

1. Noun. The higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head.

Exact synonyms: Head Register, Head Voice
Generic synonyms: Register
Specialized synonyms: Falsetto



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Head Tone

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head tetanus
head to head
head to toe
head to wind
head tone (current term)
head trip
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head voice
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headache
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headachier
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Literary usage of Head tone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Secondary Education by Paul Monroe (1914)
"The head tone that the child naturally uses when singing above D of the fourth line of the treble staff is clear and sweet. Vocal method in school music is ..."

2. The True Method of Tone Production: A New and Complete Course of Voice Training by John Andrew Broekhoven (1908)
"D. The tones in the head range of lyric tenors, at c, have either a pure head tone quality, or partake more of the thin falsetto character. ..."

3. An Open Door for Singers: Hints to Vocalists by Reinhold Ludwig Herman (1912)
"And furthermore, a head-tone, though seemingly far less powerful than the middle tone on the same step, has a carrying quality far exceeding the one which ..."

4. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"It moves with head-tone. Why ? Because it is tensive and draws the muscular system up to the highest tension, and so elevates the tone of the voice. ..."

5. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"If the soft fulness of the head tone does not come at once, keep trying until the mouth may be opened and closed without altering the quality of the tone or ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1884)
"It is a matter of observation that more breath-force is required to produce a chest- tone than a head-tone of the same pitch, and less for the corresponding ..."

7. The Art of Acting by Frank Findley Mackay (1913)
"Therefore, the head tone prevails in argumentation and didactic matter. The emotion love, and all of its phases, friendship, tender sympathy, regret, ..."

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