The Throat Singers of Tuva

By | October 27, 2009

The Throat Singers of Tuva

Testing the limits of vocal ingenuity, throat-singers can create sounds unlike anything in ordinary speech and song–carrying two musical lines simultaneously, say, or harmonizing with a waterfall

via The Throat Singers of Tuva: Scientific American.

How is it done? One person commenting on YouTube says “You make an L shape in your mouth, the tip of the tongue being the top of the L, and the back of your tongue lifts and flattens out to change the pitches.”

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