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Hi, this is Tom Kenaston. I'm a singer/songwriter, silly guy, composer/lyricist, and I live in West Palm Beach, Florida, and also New York City. In this clip, we're going to talk about how to sing falsetto. The first thing you want to know is what does falsetto mean? Falsetto is a term that refers to the soprano part of a person's voice. Specifically, when you talk about falsetto, you're referring to a man's voice. You may have heard of a boy soprano, when when, before a man's voice changes, when he sings, everything is really in a falsetto. And then, once your voice starts to change at adolescence, you your voice goes deeper, but there is a part of your voice that can still talk in that higher range. In a woman, if you're talking about falsetto, you're really talking about head voice. If you're familiar with Broadway music, you might think of sopranos who sing the high, the high songs. Those are, you know, they're singing in their head voice. If you're thinking of someone like Ethel Merman singing and belting, that's called a chest voice. The delineation is there's a break, there's a break in the person's voice. If I'm singing ha in that part of my voice, and I go up; did you hear it? There's a little, little bit of a flip there once you reach a certain point, and everybody's voice is different. Some people's break maybe a little lower. Some people's break might be a little bit lyer higher, but once you flip over that break you're in falsetto. A classic example would be Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons. He sang in falsetto, and that was part of what made his sound so unique and thrilling to listen to. If I were to sing, let's see, if I were to sing a G that's in my chest voice, that's sort of part of this part of my speaking voice. If I sing up an octave, G up in there. Can you hear the difference between high and not only in pitch. I'm talking about in the quality. A falsetto actually vibrates fewer vocal chords. I mean that's a I I misspoke. The vocal chords are all vibrating, but it's a smaller vibration than in the lower part of your voice. So, to find your falsetto voice, I would encourage you just to go, to flip octave to octave. I would, I would do exactly what I just did. I would start here, ah, ah, ah,ah, ah, ah, and once you're in that part of your voice you're singing in falsetto. This is Tom Kenaston. This has been how to sing in falsetto.