August 1, 2018

Throat Singing

What ARE those funny noises?

Throat singing (or overtone singing) is a way of making noise which allows the singer to produce more than one note at the same time.

Overtone singing uses a bass note (fundamental)  and then uses the shape of the throat and body to bring out the natural harmonics of that fundamental note.

There is a brief description from the Smithsonian here, and some more detailed information on Wikipedia here.

Nathan teaches and performs Tuvan throat singing.

 

Nathan Throat Singing: