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How To Throat-Sing
"Hidden" STEP: Hint about the Places to Practice
Let us suggest some hints about the places to practice
(This page is based on an answer mail to
Mr OBATA, Takuji
who gave us an e-mail about the How-to pages.)
Because the throat -singing is based on the resonance
of the overtones of a human voice, it is very important to
supply high frequency components to the voice (i.e. get
your throat in high tonus) as mentioned above.
But you can FAR easily throat- sing with a support on
the high frequency component by some OUTER sound source.
In KHOOMII, Mongolian throat- singing, you can find this
kind of style.
Khoomii sang to the accompaniment of Yoochin (Mongolian
, or of Morin-Huur (Horse-head fiddle) are these examples.
(Mr Ganbold sometimes play Khoomii playing Morin-Huur. See the picture.)
(in a performance in Sapporo Nov. 30 1994)
Thus, the following places are quite ideal because
there are constant noise filled with rich high frequency
In these places, you can get not only the support
for the high frequency component, but also a "filter"
that hide your "oooo" voice and clarify the melody
played by the flute-like sound. (Getting better,
you can enjoy throat- singing in town without
getting known who makes this wonderful music.)
- in the car
- in the subway
- platform of subways
- shower room
- any kinds of hustle and bustle
Go for it as a throat- singer!
let us know your success (or would-be success?) stories!
Saga J Haruhiko