Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mark van Tongeren, an ethnomusicologist, gives a throat-singing lesson, THE NETHERLANDS

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Uploaded on Jul 30, 2009
… From the 2002 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. For those who think the human voice can produce only one note at a time, the resonant harmonies of throat-singing are surprising. In throat-singing, a singer can produce two or more notes simultaneously through a specialized vocalization technique taking advantage of the throats resonance characteristics. Singers use a form of circular breathing which allows them to sustain multiple notes for long periods of time. Young Tuvan singers are trained from childhood through a sort of apprentice system to use the folds of the throat as reverberation chambers. Mark van Tongeren, an ethnomusicologist specializing in khöömei throat-singing, teaches the technique. To hear more throat-singing check out the album “Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia” at http://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetai… To learn more about Smithsonian Folkways visit http://www.folkways.si.edu To find out more about the Smithsonian Folklife Festival visit http://festival.si.edu/ The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

Rollin Rachele “Overtone Singing” Music Video, USA

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Uploaded on Jan 28, 2008
Rollin Rachele (www.overtonesinging.com) is one of the world’s leading authorities on the vocal art of overtone singing (also known as harmonic singing). He is an accomplished musician, performing artist, teacher and innovator.

He has contributed his scientific knowledge to academic establishments such as the American Laryngological Voice Research and Education Foundation and The Voice Foundation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

His media appearances are numerous, including several television appearances, radio interviews and feature articles in publications such as the Evening Standard and Men’s Health magazine.

In this music video arrangement, Rollin Rachele is accompanied by Celtic artist Kate McKenzie and Classical Indian vocalist Ustad Mohammed Sayeed Khan. The video was filmed in Bath, England and the soundtrack was recorded and engineered at the Notre Dame Church in Leicester Square in London.

Performed by:
Rollin Rachele, Kate McKenzie, Ustad Mohammed Sayeed Khan

Soundtrack Engineered by:
Pete Townsend

Video Directed and Edited by:
Andrew Guidone, Valery Lyman, Shetal Shah

Director of Photography:
Andrew Guidone

Choreography:
Valery Lyman, Shetal Shah

Music copyright 2000-2012 Cryptic Voices Productions
Video production copyright 2000-2012 Python/Aquarius Productions and Cryptic Voices Productions

Director website: http://www.pythonaquarius.com

Rollin website: http://www.overtonesinging.com, http://www.abundantsun.com

Overtone singing tutorial

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Uploaded on Nov 7, 2007
Here’s a basic walk-through I put together explaining how to bring out the overtones. I ran by each step really quickly so if you have specific questions feel free to email me.

Some things that I left out.

-when making the “L” shape with your tongue, think of it as if you’re pronouncing “ul” As you lift up the back it will naturally making an “ee” sound without you making it the “ee” shape with your lips.

– the BIG challenge is going to be to hold the pitch you’re singing in tune while listening for the pitch of the overtones. Don’t worry about that at first. You will want to work on getting the overtones to really ring, THEN you can work on sustaining the pitch that you’re singing in tune.

How to amplify your OVERTONES: Part 2/2 by MIROSLAV GROSSER, GERMANY

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Uploaded on Aug 9, 2011
http://www.stimmlabor.de/harmonic-sin…
workshops and concerts worldwide

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/MiroslavMirc…
CD “Sounds of Light – Overtone Singing Solo”

lessons in Berlin or per phone/skype:
http://www.stimmlabor.de/kontakt-miro…

Workshops zur umfassenden Einführung ins Obertonsingen (in german):

Sa, 23.11.2013 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf

So, 10. Nov. 2013 in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel

Sa, 22. März 2014 in Mühlheim bei Frankfurt am Main

alle Workshop-Infos unter http://www.stimmlabor.de/obertongesan…

How to sing OVERTONES: Part 1/2 by MIROSLAV GROSSER, GERMANY

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Uploaded on Aug 5, 2009
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/MiroslavMirc…
CD “Sounds of Light – Overtone Singing Solo”

more about Miroslav Grosser and his vocal art:
http://www.stimmlabor.de/harmonic-sin…

additional information to sing the vowel technique:
1. Relax
2. Hum a steady base note and allow the vibration to spread out through your whole body
3. Choose a vowel and sing it loud and strong, but relaxed
4. Practise to change one vowel into another in a gliding manner (try different vowels)
5. Go back and forth between u and e so slow as you can and listen carefully to the stepwise change of the sound
6. Try to reduce the speed more and more to hear the
subtle jumps of the harmonics better and better
7. Stop the flow of time like a film and sing a steady base note AND a steady overtone in the same time
8. Try to reproduce the changing of harmonics in small steps to learn the natural scale of harmonics
9. Start to sing little melodies with the overtones
10. Try to change the base note during singing overtones

PS: There are techniques to amplify the loudness of the overtones. I recommend to learn this vowel based technique at first to get better results

individual sessions in english in Berlin or per phone/skype:
http://www.stimmlabor.de/harmonic-sin…

http://www.stimmlabor.de/harmonic-sin…
workshops and concerts worldwide

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/MiroslavMirc…
CD “Sounds of Light – Overtone Singing Solo”

lessons in Berlin or per phone/skype:
http://www.stimmlabor.de/kontakt-miro…

Workshops zur umfassenden Einführung ins Obertonsingen (in german):

Sa, 23.11.2013 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf

So, 10. Nov. 2013 in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel

Sa, 22. März 2014 in Mühlheim bei Frankfurt am Main

alle Workshop-Infos unter http://www.stimmlabor.de/obertongesan…

Infos zu Obertongesang in deutsch:
http://www.stimmlabor.de/obertongesan…

With best regards
Miroslav Grosser

Apprentissage des bases du chant diphonique, FRANCE

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Published on Mar 8, 2012
Chanter avec la voix de gorge en contractant les muscles du cou.

Prononcer la lettre « L ». Monter la pointe de la langue vers le milieu du palais et maintenir cette position.

Prononcer ensuite la voyelle « Û » avec, toujours la pointe de la langue collée fermement contre le point de fixation entre le palais dur et le palais mou.

Essayer de contracter les muscles du cou et ceux de l’abdomen pendant le chant comme si on essaie de soulever un objet très lourd.

Donner un timbre très nasalisé.

Prononcer ensuite les voyelles I et U (ou O et A) liées mais alternées l’une après l’autre en plusieurs fois).

Ainsi sont obtenu le bourdon et les harmoniques en pente ascendante et descendante selon le désir du chanteur.

On varie la position des lèvres ou celle de la langue pour moduler la mélodie des harmoniques. La forte concentration musculaire augmente la clarté des harmoniques.

Pour devenir un chanteur diphonique virtuose, cela nécessite une parfaite coordination entre ventre, diaphragme et thorax, entre les cordes vocales, la glotte et le larynx, ainsi qu’entre la langue, les lèvres et la cavité buccale.
Chanter doit rester un plaisir, si vous ressentez la moindre douleur au niveau de la gorge ou une fatigue, il faut savoir faire une pause pour reprendre plus tard ou un autre jour. A vous de jouer!!!
Bien sûr, essayez de chanter « en hommage à la nature » et en s’en inspirant.