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April 2008 Blog News (49)

TYVA KYZY (Daughters of Tuva)



“Tyva Kyzy” (“Daughters of Tuva”) is the first and only women’s group in Tuva that performs all styles of Tuvan throat-singing. This from of multiple tones harmonic singing has been practiced mostly by men and prohibited for women. Tyva Kyzy dares to perform publicly this ancient art of singing in their own unique “feminine” style.



Here is Tyva Kyzy’s “setkilemden sergek yr-dyr” (a cheerful song of my soul). The CD comes with a 20 page… Continue

Added by Tran Quang Hai on April 13, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Growl Voice in Ethnic and Pop Styles

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, March 31st to April 3rd 2004 (ISMA2004), Nara, Japan



Ken-Ichi Sakakibara1,2, kis@brl.ntt.co.jp

Leonardo Fuks3, leofuks@serv.com.ufrj.br

Hiroshi Imagawa4, imagawa@m.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Niro Tayama5,2… Continue

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Sarah Wallin: Tuvan Throat Singing and the Legend of the Horse Head Fiddle"

Sarah Wallin



Tuvan Throat Singing

and the Legend of the Horse Head Fiddle




At the geographical center of Asia, surrounded by the Altai-Sayan mountain system, lies the

country of Tuva. Fifty percent of its mountainous territory is covered with forests of firs, Siberian

larches, cedars, pines, and poplars. Four hundred lakes spot the region, many of which are glacial,

(though Tuva is also known for its warm, curative waters); and the Jenisej river,… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia: Kargyraa and Meditation

Kargyraa and meditation



Chen-Gia Tsai



Pipe model of a Kargyraa singer's vocal tract

The melody pitch f1 (the center frequency of the first formant) in Kargyraa voices is determined by the mouth opening. A perturbation method predicts the resonance shift caused by a bore enlargement at a position x0 of a pipe with a irregular geometry (e.g., Fletcher & Rossing 1991). During a performance of Kargyraa, the bore diameter of the vocal tract changes at the… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia : False vocal fold surface waves during Sygyt singing: a theoretical study

False vocal fold surface waves during Sygyt singing: a theoretical study



Chen-Gia Tsai



1. Introduction



Overtone singing is a vocal technique found in Central Asian cultures such as Tuva and Mongolia, by which one singer produces a high pitch of nF0 along with a low drone pitch of F0 (F0 is the fundamental frequency, n = 6, 7, ...13 in typical performances). The voice of overtone singing is characterized by a sharp formant centered at… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia: Physical Modeling of the vocal tract of a Sygyt singer

Physical Modeling of the vocal tract of a Sygyt singer



Chen-Gia Tsai




Source theory v.s. Resonance theory



Two types of overtone-singing should be distinguished: Sygyt and Kargyraa. In Sygyt performances, the rising tongue divides the vocal tract into two cavities, which are connected by a narrow channel, whereas the tongue does not rise in Kargyraa performances.



Up until now, two major theories have been proposed on the production of the… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia : Perception of Overtone Singing

Perception of Overtone Singing



Chen-Gia Tsai



Pitch strength



Voices of overtone-singing differ from normal voices in having a sharp formant Fk (k denotes Kh??mei), which elicits the melody pitch fk = nf0. For normal voices, the bandwidths of formants are always so large that the formants merely contribute to the perception of timbre. For overtone-singing voices, the sharp formant Fk can contribute to the perception of pitch.



A pitch model… Continue

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Ken-Ichi Sakakibara, bio, Japan

Ken-Ichi Sakakibara



NTT Communication Science Laboratories



3-1, Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi,

243-0198, Japan



phone: 81 46 240 3657

fax: 81 46 240 4716

email: kis(at)brl.ntt.co.jp



Japanese version





Curriculum Vitae



Bibliography





Music



Ken-Ichi Sakakibara

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name in Passport: KENICHI… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia : Overtone Singing

Overtone Singing

Chen-Gia Tsai




* Perception of overtone singing

* Physical modeling of the vocal tract of a Sygyt singer

* False vocal fold surface waves during Sygyt singing: A hypothesis

* Kargyraa and meditation



The voice of overtone singing is characterized by a prominent formant. In this spectrum of a sound produced by a Taiwanese overtone singer, the 10th harmonic is stronger than its flanking… Continue

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Ken-Ichi Sakakibara & others:Observation of Laryngeal Movements for Throat Singing / Vibrations of two pairs of folds in the human larynx

First Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun





[ Lay Language Paper Index | Press Room ]



Observation of Laryngeal Movements for Throat Singing

Vibrations of two pairs of folds in the human larynx




Ken-Ichi Sakakibara*1, Tomoko Konishi, Emi Zuiki Murano*2, Hiroshi Imagawa*2, Masanobu Kumada*3, Kazumasa Kondo*4, and Seiji Niimi*5



*1 NTT Communication Science Laboratories, 3-1,… Continue

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TSAI Chen-Gia, Ph.D. Acoustics, Taiwan

TSAI Chen-Gia, Ph.D. Acoustics, Taiwan





Vocal fold vibration and singing




* Ultrasonic imaging of vocal folds

* Vocal fold vibration as sea waves on a porous seabed

* Overtone singing & high-frequency vocalization

* Growl voice & spine stability





Chen-Gia Tsai

Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Musicology

National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN



Ph.D.,… Continue

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Seiji ADACHI : The Secret of Throat Singing, 2000 Congress ASA, USA

Seiji ADACHI : The Secret of Throat Singing, 2000 Congress ASA, USA

Acoustical Society of America

140th Meeting / NOISE-CON 2000 Press Release







THEME PARK ACOUSTICS,

ELECTRONIC NOSES,

AND THE SOUNDS OF LIPOSUCTION

AT UPCOMING ACOUSTICS MEETING





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE







Melville, New York, November 1, 2000



What are some ways of solving the noise problems on the space station? How does liposuction… Continue

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Theodore LEVIN Biography

Theodore Levin

Professor

PhD, MFA Princeton University

BA Amherst College



Theodore Levin is an ethnomusicologist whose research has focused on the traditional music of Central Asia, Siberia, and Slavic Russia. He is an active record producer, concentrating on folk music and classical music repertory from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. For five years he worked as an impresario in US-Soviet cultural exchanges and… Continue

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Leonardo FUKS : curriculum vitae

Leonardo FUKS : curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae of Leonardo Fuks, Ph.D.



Leonardo Fuks,



born in 1962, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



Address: Av. Osvaldo Cruz 112, apto. 801, Flamengo, 22250-060, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil



Rio de Janeiro - BRASIL



Telephone: + 55 (21) 5511582 ; Fax: +55 (21) 5514723



Undergraduate Education



* Mechanical Engineering - Federal University of Rio… Continue

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Sven GRAWUNDER : bio and research interests

Sven GRAWUNDER : bio and research interests



Sven Grawunder, PostDoc Research fellow, speech scientist, phonetician, has been working at Department of Linguistics Max Planck institut for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA),LEIPZIG, GERMANY.



Contact: grawunde@eva.mpg.de







Sven Grawunder



PostDoc research fellow



[speech scientist, phonetician]



Department of Linguistics

Max Planck Institut for evolutionary… Continue

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Leonardo FUKS : biography

Leonardo FUKS : biography

at the lab with reed woodwindsfakir oboist (by L.F.)



Leonardo Fuks, PhD





Leonardo Fuks is a Brazilian engineer and musician who has just finished his doctoral thesis at the Department. His research project Breathing and blowing in the woodwinds: musical, acoustical and physiological aspects was supervised by prof. Johan Sundberg and supported by a CAPES grant. Back to Rio de Janeiro, he… Continue

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Sven GRAWUNDER

Sven Grawunder is a researcher on phonetics and sprechwissenschaft at Martin-Luther Universitat in Halle-Wittenberg, Institut für Sprechwissenschaft und Phonetik. He wrote his dissertation



"Die Erforschung eines besonderen Stimmgebrauchs - Obertongesang vs. Kehlgesang"



in 1999 in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and has studied the problem of overtones and undertones in throat singing .







Grawunder, Sven. 2003.



Comparison of Voice… Continue

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Nathalie Henrich, John Smith and Joe Wolfe: Harmonic singing (or overtone singing) vs normal singing

Harmonic singing (or overtone singing) vs normal singing



Harmonic singing shares techniques with diphonic singing, overtone singing, xoomi singing, sygyt singing, throat singing, Tuva singing etc. We explain some of the acoustics of this style of singing in terms of the measured acoustical response of the vocal tract. In this technique, the singer emphasises one high harmonic of the voice to such an extent that it is heard separately from the low pitched note being sung. Different… Continue

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Michael EMORY : Khoomei - How To's And Why's

Khoomei - How To's And Why's







During the past year I have learned techniques of some throat-singing styles as practiced in Central Asia. With guidance from Maj. P.C. (Ret.), and access to his collection of vocal recordings from that part of the world, I have experienced fair success in executing the forms described below. The following is intended to offer instruction to anyone with interest and patience enough to learn a way to refine self-generated sound. Previous voice… Continue

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Steve SKLAR: Types of Throat Singing with Tips /Tuvan Throat-Singing

Tuvan throat-singing, or Khoomei, is the area with which I have the most extensive experience. While I am familiar with other types of harmonic singing and chant, the main focus of this page will be Tuvan. You can find some information/links about other regions below.



All styles of Tuvan Khoomei involve controlled tension in and manipulation of the diaphragm, throat, and mouth. However, there are great differences between the different types of throat-singing; for example, some… Continue

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