You hear a lot of talk these days about your “belt” range. The dictionary defines “belt” as: -beat or strike (someone) as a punishment -hit something hard Ouch! In musical theatre and pop (to a lesser extent) “belt” usually involves singing in the chest voice range, pushing from the throat to get a loud, gritty or seemingly emotional sound. The result is a big, but strident and forced sound. The singer loses control, flexibility, agility and tone. It’s almost like shouting.