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Mystery of Tuvan throat singing solved

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Eldorado

"Researchers have solved the mystery of how Tuvan throat singers produce what sounds like two different pitches at once – a low rumble and a high whistle-like tone.

"Tuvan throat singing, called Khoomei, originated in central Asia and has been practiced for generations. Fascinated with how this form of throat singing creates dual tones, scientists studied members of the Tuvan performing group Huun Huur Tu to see firsthand how the singers do it."

Full monty at the Science blog: https://scienceblog.com/514703/researchers-solve-mystery-of-tuvan-throat-singing/

"Overtone focusing in biphonic tuvan throat singing"

Research at eLife Sciences: https://elifesciences.org/articles/50476

An example of throat singing at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx8hrhBZJ98

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acute
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I can whistle and hum the same tune at the same time, if that's any good.

 

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Jon the frog

Lot of amazing stuff people can do with training !

But sure that Bigfoot is able to do that !

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Stiff
On 3/11/2020 at 5:59 PM, acute said:

I can whistle and hum the same tune at the same time, if that's any good.

 

Me too! Me too!

(I just tried it) yahoo.gif

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Seti42

I also can 'whum' (whistle and hum). I cannot figure out circular breathing, though.
Tuvan throat singing is amazing stuff, though. I've seen it live in a concert hall and its even more impressive then.

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SpaceBumZaphod

I've seen videos of other performers throat singing. It's an eerie, yet beautiful form of music. Loved this video.

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jbondo

I can stand on my head and spit quarters.

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Chaldon

It took me about 10 years to master the kargyraa and the khoomei styles (sygyt is still a bit beyond me). It probably could take less time but I did it without a teacher (just like everything I do). Throat singing is a weird art and the hardest part is that there is no way to describe how to do it. It's just like Yoda said, 'do it or do not, there is no try'. For example, more than half of the learning time I did it the wrong way, the much harder way than it could properly be done. I mean there was a sound and it sounded good and kinda right, but the strain in the throat was way too hard to add all the needed second-voice overtones into it.

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