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A lesson in falsetto

Duration: 03:25

Alan Yentob has a lesson in falsetto from classical counter tenor Iestyn Davies. Alan Yentob delves into the world of falsetto singing, the high-pitched vocal range sung by men that comes closer to the female voice. From the Beach Boys to Queen and Jeff Buckley, falsetto singing has a long and distinguished presence in all types of music, one that continues to fascinate and enthral audiences. With contributors including Frankie Valli, Brian May, Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind and Fire and Harrow School Chapel Choir, imagine... asks: Why men are compelled to sing in such a voice?

Available since: Fri 6 Jul 2012


Series Editor
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest
Frankie Valli
Interviewed Guest
Brian May
Interviewed Guest
Philip Bailey
Alan Yentob
Mathew Tucker
Mathew Tucker

This clip is from

imagine... Summer 2012, Just One Falsetto

Alan Yentob delves into the high-pitched world of falsetto singing.

First broadcast: 10 Jul 2012

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