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Difference between head voice and falsetto?

Hello everyone,
 
While both these terms are commonly used in referring to elevated singing, I'm interested in knowing if there is, by definition, any difference between the two.  I tend to hear head voice used as a term for soprano and alto voices (women and children) with falsetto generally termed for men's voices, but they seem to basically refer to the same thing.  Are these applications simply generalized as a matter of appropriate terminology, or is there some other reason for their use?  It seems like definitions would then get fuzzy in the crossovers of range between genders.
 
Kara Puskaric
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