The Difference Between Head Voice, Falsetto, True Voice and Chest Voice

In this blog, we’ll be talking about, discussing and demonstrating the difference between falsetto, head voice, true voice and chest voice. It’s a big grey area – this question is asked to me a lot on Facebook, lessons, YouTube and I am now going to explain the different registers here clearly and simply to you so that you can use these different registers in your songs and also know and learn the correct terminology for that particular register or voice.

Let’s first and foremost start with the lowest voice which is chest voice. Females please join me here, I’d like you to put your hand on your chest, feel your chest resonate when you’re singing down here quietly. Please refer to this video:

Middle voice or what we call true voice is when we start moving up and resonating in the throat area.

Okay, this is the clouded area here, the grey area – falsetto and head voice what are the differences?

This is falsetto, “false voice” – the false chords are at the top of the throat, you can feel it vibrating at the throat area.

Now, head voice is different to falsetto or what we call true or middle voice. Head voice is a lighter area, weaker version of your true voice. Sam Smith really brought this back into vogue. We expel a lot more air with head voice, the voice and the sound is in airy light sound.  

I hope that this has explained the differences between the four different voices and registers. I am sure that it has. Please have fun using these different voices and registers, please get different songs or write songs where you can use these different colours and voices because this is a lot of fun! This is like a peacock with great color palettes to sing with and write with!

Go away and have fun with your singing and looking forward to see you in the next blog!