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Overtone Singing Techniques

There are many ways to produce vocal overtones. It depends by the structure of our vocal tract - tongue, cavities, ... - and our sensitiveness. We could explain our technique here.

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PREFACE

Essential requirements to sing without fear to damage vocal folds are:
1 - technique control
2 - consciousness and sensitiveness about personal limits

I think that we must remove some doubts:

- vocal range = all frequencies and noise between our extreme vocal limits (shrieks, yells, several noises, hissing sounds)

- vocal extension = all frequencies emitted with cleaning, with well controlled formants, without excessive effort

"Range" interval is larger than "extension" interval, that is more comfortable and safe.

Now we must distinguish between EFFICIENCY and EFFICACY.

An efficient voice involves a complete physiologic control of our vocal system, to obtain properly our vocal objective.

A voice is effective, not efficient, when our vocal system wants to obtain a good result in any case, at any cost.

When we can't obtain an efficient voice we move toward an effective voice with consequent incorrect behaviours of, and damages to, our vocal system.

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How to teach overtone singing to a choir ... 1 Reply

Started by Jens Mügge. Last reply by Iannis Psallidakos Apr 6, 2018.

Invisible Instruments #1 Overtonesinging 2 Replies

Started by Jens Mügge. Last reply by Steven Sells Sep 4, 2014.

'lips, tongue, nose and throat singing' 8 Replies

Started by Dean Frenkel. Last reply by 1x2nbseym7ijt May 9, 2011.

Freeing the Voice by Igor Ezendam 5 Replies

Started by Jens Mügge. Last reply by 1x2nbseym7ijt Dec 3, 2010.

Khoomii (throat singing) lesson by Sundui

Started by Jens Mügge Aug 31, 2010.

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Comment by Sw. Deva Sakshi on August 28, 2008 at 12:45pm
Great Idea! Thanks for inviting! Soon, we will share.... and learn!
Blessings
Sakshi
Comment by Marco Tonini on August 28, 2008 at 9:12am
Hi Mauro,
my help for you is to try with a personal overtone-singer, there are a lot in all our country. Don't try for a school. I hope that you can learm something in this forum too, here there are a lot of wonderful overtone-singers!
 

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