Tuvan Throat Singing • A style of singing in which two or more pitches sound simultaneously over a fundamental pitch
Tuvan Throat Singing • Throat singing, or overtone singing, is created by manipulating the resonance chamber, or the singer’s mouth by moving the lips, tongue and jaw. • Four basics way for pitch manipulation: • The tip of the tongue remains behind the teeth while the mid-tongue actually rises. • The tongue can also move forward to assist in pitch manipulation. • Singer can change the amount of space between the back of the tongue and the back of throat to change pitch. • The throat singer can manipulate pitch by simply widening the mouth in very precise increments.
Tuvan Throat Singing • Types of Throat Singing • Sygyt(suh-gut) • Strong, flute-like or rather piercing harmonics • Reminiscent of whistling • Xöömei(her-may) • Low-mid to midrange of the singer’s normal voice • 2-3 harmonics can be heard between one and two octaves above the fundamental pitch • Pitch is manipulated through a combination of lip and throat movement, like manipulating vowels (ee, ay, ah, oh, oo), and moving the tongue or jaw. • Refers to a particular style but also to throat singing in general • Kargyraa(kar-guh-rah) • Deep sounding style of throat singing • Uses undertone along with the normal usage of overtones of the fundamental pitch
Resources • http://www.alashensemble.com/about_tts.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvan_throat_singing#Khoomeii