Two notes AT THE SAME TIME while singing? – Overtone singing | Major 7even

Two notes AT THE SAME TIME while singing? – Overtone singing | Major 7even


hello everybody this is major7 and today i want to tell you about a really interesting started singing called overtone singing or harmonic singing or throat singing it has so many names it’s basically a technique that allows you to produce two songs at the same time while singing so what am I talking about here’s an example so what’s happening here if you paid attention there were two clearly distinguishable sounds a low drone and note that was going on through the whole song and sort of whistle that was playing the melody of the song I started being interested in this kind of thing when I first found out about I think the most amazing ethnomusicologist of all time they made Rio Stratus this man here I started to listen and try to imitate him and try to understand what was happening sound is vibration it’s basically a wave moving through the air through hair hair moving through the hair is a wave moving through the air that we can measure using Hertz Peretz measure the number of us absolute how do you pronounce that word oscillation all right it’s a unit of measure that tells us how many oscillations there are in one second whenever we produce a sound that same wave is not a lonely winding line it carries with itself an infinite number of other waves that have a precise ratio with that same first wave this is the harmonic series and is a phenomenon that occurs every time in music also when we are speaking it’s basically what gives the sound the quality it has thus decide how can i distinguish a guitar from a trumpet when they are playing the same note well one of the main differences is the amount of our monix that they carry let’s go back to the ratios let’s say I want to sing ma using the standard tuning so that would be an a at 440 Hertz that number is telling me that the way if I want to produce is going to oscillate 440 times in a second and that is going to be my fundamental note together with that wave another one with a ratio of two to one will be there at eight hundred eighty Hertz and that the an octave above the fundamental note yet another note at a ratio of 3 to 2 compared to the first notice so at 1320 Hertz would be there meaning a fifth above the octave we found and yet another one [Music] with the ratio of 4 to 3 at 1760 Hertz would be there 1/4 above the fifth above the octave that we found and that would mean two octaves above the fundamental note these series goes on and the human voice is loaded with these harmonics the problem is that we are not used to look for them and many times they lie so beneath the fundamental note that we don’t notice them the techniques of overtone singing allow us to emphasize the notes that are already there lying beneath the fundamental note to talk about only one technique would be impossible there are so many variations around the word one of them is the cantata no rizzardo that is from Italy in the country where I come from but two of the most notable countries for this kind of singing are Mongolia and the neighboring a Republic of Tuva that is nowadays part of Russia in both countries they use this family of techniques called home a in the Republic of Tuva alone there are at least seven different techniques that all belong to this big family we’re not going to analyze them all but I wanted to talk at least about the two main different approaches that we can have to this style of singing these are the techniques with one cavity and techniques with two cavities techniques with one cavity use the oral cavity as a single resonance chamber and the transition from one vowel to another to modulate the harmonics practicing with all the vowels is a great way to have a deeper understanding of how the harmonics move and how they work but for our purpose of starting to find that the harmonics I would suggest you to move from a u2 and I are really close to you and to move towards an E Oh moving really slowly from one vowel to another and stressing the position of the mouth will probably allow you to start perceiving these are monix but how to amplify them well there are at least three suggestions that I can give you the first one is to have a nice posture to breathe correctly to use your diaphragm and to produce a clear and comfortable note the second one is to direct the sound towards your nerves to make space in your mouth for the sound and to keep your tongue down and to stiffen your lips the third one is to enter the spaces between the vowels and to concentrate on the harmonics most of these things apply as well for techniques with two cavities such as the hum a that we talked about earlier that are more suitable to make the harmonics really stand out the two cavities I’m talking about are created using the tongue to separate the oral cavity into different parts and there are two main approaches I’ve found to this technique the first one is probably the easiest one and it consists of moving from an N to an L so moving the tip of your tongue back and forth across your palate while producing a comfortable and clear sound you could also think about it as moving and curling at the tongue along your palate the second technique enthuses actually the back of the tongue you should pronounce a sort of own like the end of Kings sound and moving from the you sound towards the I sound why keeping the tongue in this position to bring it forward and amplify these are monix and to give them that characteristic that penetrating sound that is proper to comb a you should basically compress your larynx a compress your abdomen compress your diaphragm and possibly your face as well if you notice Mongolian singers doing this kind of singing they have this kind of face while doing it this kind of compression helps to lower the volume of the fundamental note and to amplify the volume of the harmonics while doing all these things to move the tongue back and forward to move it up and down will allow you to experiment with yourself and to find your way of producing your monix a short disclaimer before saying goodbye to practice this kind of singing without a really strong awareness of your voice and a proper breathing technique or without the guidance of a proper teacher could be harmful so please don’t overdo it don’t cite on Fridays at home don’t try it alone thank you very much for watching this video if you like these brief overview over overtone singing let me know in the comments and let me know if you want to know more about it subscribe to my channel hit the bell if you want to get notifications and see you next week bye bye bye major7 [Music] creatures crawling [Music]

6 thoughts on “Two notes AT THE SAME TIME while singing? – Overtone singing | Major 7even

  1. So, have you tried it yet? What was the result?
    Oh, btw, the song at the beginning is supposed to be Amazing Grace, hope you got it. If you didn't, now you know.

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