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What dose falsetto mean?

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Well I always though it was a breathy tone, but I hear so many storries and not just that from youtube videos and people off the net but people I meet in person, all giveing there own version of what it means

The Cambridge dictonary "italian to english" says the following

falsetto [noun] (music) an unnaturally high (singing) voice in men, or a man with such a voice

 

But still in doubt!

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Hey Elvis, Welcome to the forum.

 Falsetto (the word) is something that means different things to different people even in the professional singing community.

Basically falsetto is the "Sound" and "Configuration that produces it" made by a man who is pretending to sound like a woman. The technical configuration is that the 2 vocal folds are not making contact when vibrating as in normal speech and the vocal folds are "Thinned" out. 

 The BEEGEE's are the most common example of someone singing in "Falsetto".

Another example of "Falsetto" is the sound of "Mickey Mouse". If you are familiar with Cartoon Characters, A voice to compare Mickey  to is "Sponge Bob Square Pants" who has an "Edge" or Sharpness to the sound (because of the vocal folds making contact) compared to "Mickey Mouse" who has a Hollow Flutey sound (Because the vocal folds are NOT making contact).

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Thanks MDEW

Dont know about Micky M. but  The BEEGEE's staying alive is on my set list. and I have covered it to the original as best as I can and it is indeed a breathy tone.

Breathy tone where by all the air used is not being used to sing. So by your understanding of Falsetto is the same as mine a breathy tone

the sound of  made by a man who is pretending to sound like a woman. I have heared that one to. but it dose not sound right to me, I do not sound like a woman when using Falsetto

 

 

Found this video which says Falsetto is not breathy

 

 

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On 4/19/2019 at 1:22 PM, elvis isnt dead said:

the sound of  made by a man who is pretending to sound like a woman. I have heared that one to. but it dose not sound right to me, I do not sound like a woman when using Falsetto

You do not HAVE to sound like a woman when using falsetto. That is just the easiest way to describe HOW to produce falsetto. The configuration of the vocal folds is only one aspect of making sound. 

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