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Overtone Singing/Throat Singing with Drone Box and Alex GLENFIELD, USA

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Published on Aug 7, 2012

My name is Alex(ander) Glenfield and I’m cursed with this, so I can’t help you with your singing problems. I know the video quality looks a bit like it was taken from a mini-mart security camera, but cross all your digits and hope some of the imaginary magic still comes through, because the kind of magic that ain’t real….that’s the best kind. Sound quality is acceptable, and perhaps better than other videos I have dared to upload. Enough said, and maybe sung.

Overtone Singing Throat Singing, Glenfield, tutorial conclusions, USA

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Published on Jul 26, 2014

Here follows a response to the good people who talk to me. They asked for another home performance video and something like a tutorial. Damn weird. I’ll let you tell me if this is ridiculous or not. But the world needs all the ridiculousness it can get; at least, the kind that doesn’t hurt anyone. This piece is part of an ongoing epic, and at the end I begin a kind of “tutorial” which I’ll continue to add to. If people want it, that is.

Alex Glenfield, Overtone Singing/Throat Singing, “The One and None Epic: III & IV”

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Published on Sep 30, 2012

Presented here are parts 3 and 4 from an epic chant I have entitled “The One and None Epic.” Using a shruti drone box and looper to accompany myself, I blend together several different kinds of throat and overtone singing with a melodic singing style evocative of the North Indian tradition of khyal. The text explores the themes of consciousness, nature, actionless action, action and reaction, and playful conspiracy theories. In some performances, the music is enhanced by a percussionist, which is a combination particularly attractive to yoga classes.

Overtone Singing and Trumpet, Alex Glenfield performs Part 17 of “The One and None Epic”, USA

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Published on Sep 30, 2012
In this excerpt from the larger epic, I layer overtone singing with the trumpet. Can anything mourn like a trumpet? Rip a heart out, put it right back in again, hooked up better than before; and maybe that’s the blues.

Alex Glenfield, Overtone Singing/Throat Singing, “The One and None Epic: III & IV”

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Published on Sep 30, 2012
Presented here are parts 3 and 4 from an epic chant I have entitled “The One and None Epic.” Using a shruti drone box and looper to accompany myself, I blend together several different kinds of throat and overtone singing with a melodic singing style evocative of the North Indian tradition of khyal. The text explores the themes of consciousness, nature, actionless action, action and reaction, and playful conspiracy theories. In some performances, the music is enhanced by a percussionist, which is a combination particularly attractive to yoga classes.

Seven Styles of Overtone Singing (Tuvan Throat Singing) by Alex Glenfield, USA

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Uploaded on Mar 22, 2010
Alexander Glenfield demonstrates seven styles of overtone singing. Now offering SKYPE lessons to the world! Email or message to inquire. In one session, learn all you need to know to start your own overtone-singing practice!

For answers to questions and TIPS ON HOW TO SING OVERTONES please visit OVERTONE SINGING: THE MUSIC OF SOUND http://www.alexanderglenfield.blogspot.com

Please note that the melodies, rhythms, and meters used in these examples deviate from the traditional styles of khoomei in Tuva. I’ve made them all up and taught myself.

Three Rare Styles of Overtone Singing (Throat Singing) by Alex Glenfield, USA

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Uploaded on Jul 19, 2010
Now offering SKYPE lessons to the world! Email or message to inquire. In one session, learn all you need to know to start your own overtone-singing practice!

The demonstration of ezengileer on “Seven Styles of Overtone Singing” is a less pure example of the traditional style than the one heard here. But as we all know, tradition is notoriously impure. Tradition is as about as pure as the air we breathe.