Overtone singing in the west (not to be confused with Central Asian throat singing), involves splitting one voice into 2 distinct pitches at once. The lower pitch is the fundamental from which the natural harmonic series is generated. The singer uses special techniques to isolate individual harmonics and make them clear above this lower pitch. It is possible to move these 2 pitches in counterpoint with each other.
Online overtone singing course
Kiva created a comprehensive online course for beginners through advanced learners. It consists of 12 streaming videos (3.5 hours total), loads of downloadable written material, special notation, exercises and more. The course begins with exploration of the voice in the healing aspects, then takes the singer way beyond these 'automatic' elements into the realm of practical musical applications and several innovative variations. Besides being a fascinating skill on its own, it may enhance almost any style of singing.
Private SKYPE sessions may be arranged at any point.
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