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MYSTERIES OF THROAT SINGING

MYSTERIES OF THROAT SINGING



An enormous collection of singing styles share common elements - opera, jazz, country, blues, rock n roll, gospel, pop, funk, rap, soul, et al. They sing songs, songs with words, words which emphasise whole notes, duration of singing breaths mostly under 10 seconds, and usually within a restricted zone of medium frequencies. Throat singing has none of these parameters.



The many styles of throat singing don't need songs or words - vocals are… Continue

Added by Dean Frenkel on July 4, 2008 at 3:47am — 2 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.



Contents:

-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…

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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

International Jew's Harp Festival in Yakutsk 2011

Below is the first information package for the 7th International Jew's Harp Festival in Yakutsk, Siberia.



If you are a resident of the Americas (North, Central, or South) interested in attending the festival as a performer or a special guest, please reply to me no later than Thursday February 3 (see the competition categories and regional contacts below).

Visas are required to enter Russia and all performers must receive official letters of invitation from the festival… Continue

Added by Deirdre Morgan on January 31, 2011 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Duo “1046” Reflection (2011) Free Mp3 album





Duo “1046” Reflection (2011)

An Mp3 version of the Internet mini-album “Reflection” by Piano and Jew’s harp duo “1046” released in 2011. Performed by Svetlana Suhanova (piano, keyboard) and Vladimir Markov jew's harp (vargan)



Track list:

1.… Continue

Added by Vladimir Markov on February 11, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

CD Ploing 2006

In 2006 I've made my first solo CD just in time for the 5th International Jewsharp Festival.
Allthough out of print you can still download it at BandCamp for free. Enjoy!

Added by Danibal on January 5, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Chakra Harmony - CD release, lots of overtone / throat singing in it !

Dear all,



happy to announce the release of my latest CD, recorded with my good friend Paul Lennon.



This features a wide range of ethnic instruments and a fair amount of overtone / throat singing.



You can listen to, and buy it using the links below. I'd be happy to get any feedback.



May 2011 bring you all you desire.







Best wishes,



Jonathan… Continue

Added by Jonathan Cope on January 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

JEW´S HARP MAKING IN AUSTRIA

From 6th to 11th of December 2010 i had the great chance to study jew´s harp making with Austria´s most distinguished jew´s harp maker Sepp Jofen at his atelier in the heart of Austrias jew´s harp making  traditional center since medieval times: Molln in Upper Austria.

 

Sepp invited me to join him making jew´s harps as met earlier this year when I picked up a cromatic…

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Added by Bernhard Mikuskovics on December 17, 2010 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

PLEASE HELP TSERENDAVAA

Dear friends,



In the past many of you have helped me to raise money for various charitable Tuvan causes, and now I ask for your help for a great Mongolian throat-singer in need.



Some of you will recognize the name Tserendavaa. He is a well-known, major Mongolian throat-singing master from Chandman Sum, and is well-represented on such classic cds as Jargalant Altai. Besides being a singer and one of the leading sources for foreigners for…
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Added by Steve Sklar on December 8, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

yodeling and overtones

I'm currently creating some very specific notated exercises for combining yodeling with overtones (SATB), using 2 completely different approaches.

The best I've heard in this area is Christian Zehnder, who has cleverly woven his national Swiss tradition into it. I'd like to open some discussion about this topic- any experience with overtone yodeling or fresh new ideas?



Anyway, in a yodel surfing expedition, found this completely amazing blog site 'Yodel Heaven', which has a huge… Continue

Added by kiva simova on November 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Entrevista en Radio Euskadi - Radio Interview in Spanish

Las melodías creadas por sonidos simultáneos a través de la voz de

Nestor Kornblum son empleadas en terapias curativas y en

meditaciones siguiendo una técnica ancestral. Aqui la entrevista en Radio Euskadi





El Enlace:… Continue

Added by Nestor Kornblum on November 19, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Maultrommler-Stammtisch / Jaw Harpers Meeting

Meet other jaw harpers in Vienna! Every month on 4th wednesday at: Café Concerto, 1160 Wien, Lerchenfelder Gürtel 53. We start at 8 p.m. Bring your instruments and join our jam sessions.



Der Österreichische Maultrommelverein lädt ab sofort jeden 4. Mittwoch im Monat
 zum Maultrommler-Stammtisch im Café Concerto,… Continue

Added by LOOPING jaw harp orchestra on April 29, 2010 at 12:57am — No Comments

Mini Jew's Harp

Inspired by mini kukin by Ryuji Kojima (length 18mm) I made mini jew's harp (frame length 13mm)









Sound can be find at:…

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Added by Vladimir Markov on March 14, 2010 at 1:48am — No Comments

Música: Instrumentos arcaicos, instrumentos nuevos

Publicado en la Revista Ulises, Ed. Liebre de Marzo (enero 2005)



Introducción

Desde tiempos remotos, desde la propia existencia del mundo y del hombre, la

música, ha estado presente. La música ha sido y será para el hombre un

instrumento de socialización, un lenguaje poderoso, asociado… Continue

Added by Joel Olivé on March 9, 2010 at 9:28pm — 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

New Album "ATLAN" Review by Thom Jones

A Review of "ATLAN" by Thomas Jones

A secret truth revealed: Beauty and the Beast are the same

thing. Soriah’s chimera fusion with Ashkelon Sain has

produced a sprawling entity, darkly cloaked in groaning

atmospheres, yet emanating an ascending light of inestimable

beauty. Atlan is a deeply organic experience. Crisp hand

percussion palpitates rising drones in a cellular blood-rush

of life. Long, open expanses of slowly shifting tones hang

like low clouds… Continue

Added by SoRIAH on October 18, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

ZAZAL ~ music by Egschiglen

Another fine CD by one of the current batch of groups from Mongolia. It features the marvellous khöömii of Amra (Amartuwshin Baasadorj) on at least five of the pieces. Finely recorded the Cd is a mix of traditional arrangements and contemporary compositions performed by Tume (Tumenbayar Migdory) on Morin Khuur & vocals, Tunuruu (Tumursaihan Yanlav) Morin khuur, aman khuur & vocals, Uugan (Uuganbaatar Tsend-Ochir) Ih Khuur, Boogi…
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Added by Egschiglen on November 26, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Magic Sounds - on CD Baby available

Magic Sounds - available on CD Baby: cdbaby.com/cd/frenkellaasi - is an ambient organic album - a calming and predominantly vocal CD featuring the mesmerizing harmonic tones of Dean Frenkel and the hauntingly ethereal voice of Linda Laasi. It is an album of minimalist music which emphasizes the tonal qualities of the human voice.



Magic Sounds is about ancient therapeutic sounds of vocal harmonics; sounds of the… Continue

Added by Dean Frenkel on November 25, 2008 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

My book is finally out

Dear OMN community,

I'm happy to announce that my book "On the Physiology of Voice Production in South-Siberian Throat Singing – Analysis of Acoustic and Electrophysiological Evidences" is out now.



It took me really a long while . I actually started working on it in 2000 as my PhD project. Then of course - as many of you perhaps also know - there came other jobs, duties, projects. And finally I had to rush since in order to get a particular job I needed to finish and… Continue

Added by Sven Grawunder on April 7, 2009 at 1:06pm — 3 Comments

Overtone arrangements offered

I am offering my services creating vocal overtone arrangements for your songs (or somebody else's!). The notation is written both with the upper melody in standard notation and with the numbered harmonics above the bass line. The arrangement will be as close as possible to the original, given the restrictions of the harmonic series. (Certain small alternatives for fundamental/bass pitches may be required). It is singable by an experienced polyphonic overtone singer. If desired, a demo mp3 may… Continue

Added by kiva simova on November 26, 2008 at 10:52am — No Comments

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