Register (Ger. Lage)
- William Drabkin
(1) A part of the Range of an instrument, singing voice or composition. No interval can prescribe the size of a register, though the construction or playing of an instrument and the manner of singing can help to determine whether two notes are in the same or a different register, for example the strings of a violin (a 5th apart), the register key of a clarinet (12th), overblowing on a flute (octave), lip tension on a brass instrument, and singing with a ‘head’ or ‘chest’ voice, or in falsetto....