Mongolian Throat Singing

As you know I scour the interweb looking for amazing things to showcase in my emporium.  As people who’s bread and butter (possibly jam) is made from using your voice to explain and entertain. I bring you yet another wonder of human achievement. Throat Singing.

here is an excerpt from the wiki:

“Overtone singing, also known as throat singing, overtone chanting, or harmonic singing, is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out the lips to produce a melody.

Throat singing is both a generic and a specific term. Generally, the term is applied to any singing style which entails the application of a harsh voice or some other constriction, although it is sometimes incorrectly applied to unconstricted overtone singing. Specifically, the term refers to a type of Central Asian and Siberian overtone singing.”

This is one of the different throat methods : Sygyt (“whistle”), one the three main throatsinging styles

Here is one of the Mongolian Tuva Artists on the letterman show:

harmonic high voice

Overtone Low singing:

You can find more information about the technical aspects of throat singing here.

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  1. As usual, you succeed in entertaining us with your innovativeness and wit!