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March 2011 Blog News (5)

Khoomei Perspective from Tuva 1993


Here is an interesting article by Oorzhak Khunashtaar-ool from 1993 about his lifelong khoomei singing, and how it must be properly taught to the young to preserve correct technique and tradition.


Even back in 1993, he laments the introduction of pop music influences into khoomei.


Also, note the suggestion that a young female group should form, the daughters of Tuva, which came true with 'Tuva Kyzy'.



Added by kiva simova on March 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New LinkedIn group for Overtone, Throat Singing, Healing Voice Professionals

LinkedIn is a powerful network for professionals to broaden their opportunities and horizons. To date there has been no similar group present there, until now. If you do not already have a profile at LinkedIn, I highly recommend that you set one up.

Description of group:

This group is for professional overtone singers, throat singers, healing voice practitioners, and teachers of such disciplines, including composers and choir directors working with overtones. This means…


Added by kiva simova on March 17, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Harping in Siberia - The Latest News

7th International Jew’s Harp Congress, Yakutsk 2011

International Jew’s Harp Society Bulletin 2 – Compiled by Michael Wright

First, an apology. In Bulletin 1 we said that the virtuoso competition was for men over 25. We have since had information that indicates that this was a mis-translation. The Virtuoso Competition is, in fact, open to male and female players. The competition for women under 25 has been set up to encourage and support female players and the organizers have… Continue

Added by Deirdre Morgan on March 14, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

New online overtone singing course

My new online overtone singing course is now up and running. It's been a lot of work putting it together!

There are 3 levels- beginner, intermediate, advanced.


-12 video lessons, detailed manuals, mp3s of exercises in all ranges, special notation, specific songs for overtone choir, polyphonic movement, harmonic yodeling, improvisational elements...


Private lessons on Skype are also an option. They are limited to my availability, so…


Added by kiva simova on March 10, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

New Oidupaa Recordings Now for Sale!

The legendary throat-singer and bayan player Vladimir Oyun Oidupaa's project, Singing with Echoes Through the Universe is now available in two exciting editions:

Standard Edition includes eight new recordings with Tuvan and Russian lyrics, Latin-alphabet transliterations, and English translations, notes by Tuvan Ethnomusicologist Dr. Valentina Suzukei, plus original graphics by Johnna Morrow and photographs. Songs are highest-quality 320 kbps MP3s.

Collectors Edition also… Continue

Added by Steve Sklar on March 7, 2011 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

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