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January 2010 Blog News (12)

Beginner's thoughts about Khoomeï and Sygyt

Two different techniques of throat singing. Both use the Xorekteer voice. I try in the new sample (Khoomeitest and Sygytest) to sing in these two styles. It's not so easy ;-)

Khoomeï test : i sing with the Xorekteer voice and then i make a O with my mouth and lips. I feel that the high harmonics are harder to sing than the low. I use the tongue to select the harmonic, i've notice that it works like the Harmonica technique called Bending.

Sygyt test : well, same thing. I… Continue

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 29, 2010 at 12:05am — No Comments

Evolution of human sound

The Complete Voice

Before symbolic language developed, there existed a high order of communication. This used gesture, facial expression, posture, and mimicry in movement and sound. Communication was slow but effective. Under these conditions human social behaviour and identity developed. As with much of evolution, behavior led and brain and body development followed.

As time went by and intelligence and the capacity for memory grew. It was found that communication could be… Continue

Added by Peter Gleeson on January 26, 2010 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

Xorekteer Closed

Xorekteer Closed is a small Mp3 to show what happened when i sing with my Xorekteer voice and i close the lips in order to make a O.

Any hints appreciated!

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Xorekteer Voice

I've uploaded a new track : Xorekteer-vowels. In this track i try to sing the Xorekteer voice and to use the root of my tongue to sing some vowels. The Xorekteer voice is the Khoomeï fondations so i have to "master it" before going to Khoomeï and Sygyt.

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 21, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments


We are going to resume our journey.

TUNE THE WORLD staff is working to improve this site soon.

Milan in 2009 was attended by over 7000 people, a real success and therefore TUNE THE WORLD will be another great event on 2 October 2010, so we need you, pass the information on this site, involve people and… Continue

Added by Lorenzo Pierobon on January 21, 2010 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

BBC - The Life of Buddha

Find a nice BBC documentary on Siddharta from 2003 with a soundtrack from London composer Glenn Keiles performed by my Aachen Overtone Choir in its early days.

Added by Wolfgang Saus on January 20, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

The Khoomeï, the Sygyt and the Kargyraa

In this video you can hear the Xorekteer voice, the Khoomeï, Sygyt and Kargyraa. Foreign Land by Huun Huur Tu… Continue

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 17, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments


I had a new mp3. I try to sing with the Xorekteer voice.
Xorekteer means singing with the chest voice. This voice is the fondations of the khoomeï and sygyt. You have to work on your xorekteer voice before singing the other styles. You can listen to some Huun Huur Tu songs, sometimes they sing in the Xorekteer voice before going to Khoomeï or Sygyt.

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 16, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

published overtone choir compositions

As promised, some of my compositions for overtone choir are now published. The scores may be viewed, listened to, purchased and downloaded at:


There are currently four original compositions available for overtone choir:

'The Dawning of the… Continue

Added by kiva simova on January 14, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

New record

Just a small record to show my progression in khoomei, maybe i'm on the wrong way
Actually i don't try the sygyt or kargyraa and i focus on khoomeï. By listening the cd's i try to imitate what i'm hearing.
Any hints appreciated!

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 13, 2010 at 5:12pm — No Comments

A month

I started singing a month ago, i upload a new MP3 "khoomeï2" to show my progression.
I can hear 4 harmonics but i don't know how can i have the higher or lower harmonics.

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 5, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Beginner's diary

Hi everybody, i'm a beginner in this harmonic world. I want to learn how to sing khoomei and sygyt. I've recorded a small MP3 and i'll record others to show my progression if there is a progression ! :-)

Added by Nicolas MOREAU on January 2, 2010 at 11:39pm — 3 Comments

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