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|With my morin khuur that the TSS
imported from Mongolia.
This instrument is sometimes called "horse-head fiddle" in English. You can not see the horse head of my morin khuur in this photo because it is behind the human head.
Traditional Music Festival (TMF) 1996 in Sapporo.
Mr. Ganbold often throat-sings playing his
morin khuur. (Though his morin khuur has no horse
head, it is called morin khuur.)
For the beginners like me, this perfomance style is great. One reason is it looks SO COOL. The other is, the sound of the morin khuur kind-of hides the voice and makes audience recognize the melody of the flute-like sound far easily. (Of course Mr. Ganbold does not need to think this kind of small things...)
At the TMF, I tried 3 styles of throat-singing. 2 traditional types and one "falsetto" style. This sound file is short one that contains just one style recorded after TMF.
SAGA Haruhiko email@example.com