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|: OVERTONE SINGING- Presentation|
OVERTONE SINGING is a technique that allows the production of two tones at the same time: a low-pitched fundamental tone, which is generally composed of the first three harmonics and a high-pitched partial or harmonic.
Each natural sound is composed of several tones of different frequencies, starting from a low-pitched one and rising up to very high-pitched tones. These harmonics build the natural scale of tones, which describe an infinite mathematical series. The frequencies in this series are calculated by multiplying the frequency of the basic tone with whole numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, …).
Musicians usually work with the first 16 partials only,
as they represent the tones of our musical system. In therapy, all frequencies
|An example based on C is shown in the following table:
|15th||B||Major Seventh||Si||1920 Hz|
|14th||Bb*||Minor Seventh*||Sib*||1792 Hz|
|12th||G||Perfect Fifth||Sol||1636 Hz|
|11th||F#*||Augmented Fourth*||Fa#*||1408 Hz|
|10th||E||Major Third||Mi||1280 Hz|
|9th||D||Major Second||Re||1152 Hz|
|7th||Bb*||Minor Seventh*||Sib*||896 Hz|
|6th||G||Perfect Fifth||Sol||768 Hz|
|5th||E||Major Third||Mi||640 Hz|
|3rd||G||Perfect Fifth||Sol||384 Hz|
* These frequencies are slightly inferior to those of the even tempered scale, which was created by dividing an octave into 12 equal parts.
Overtone singing exists in several different styles, the most well known of which are:
"Sygyt" is the richest and most harmonic of these styles. Sygyt means "to whistle" and uses continuing tension of the jaw and larynx muscles, the tongue, the diaphragm and the abdominal belt. Practicing this style is equal to a kind of sound or voice yoga.
My singing style is based on the Sygyt technique, which I am teaching as well. Further information to the singing classes is available here.
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