How To Throat-Sing
STEP 6: Vocalization
THIS WILL BE YOUR FIRST STEP AS A THROAT-SINGER!
While maintaining the shape of the mouth as described in the previous
steps, try to vocalize the sound "oooo" (the vowel in "cool").
If all's well, you'll hear a flute-like sound. The waveform of
this sound is close to a sine curve which is produced at the resonant
frequency of the chamber in your mouth. A voice consists of many kinds
of pure sine-wave at different, but related frequencies. These are the
harmonics of your voice. The aim of throat-singing is to emphasize
chosen harmonics by tuning the resonance in your mouth. In this case, the
sound should have a tone more than one octave higher than your "oooo".
You must be very careful not to miss the flute-like sound you
made beyond the "oooo" voice. On your first attempt, the flute-like sound
will be heard very weakly. Most people actually succeed in
making this sound on their first attempt, but cannot discern if it
appears or not!
Try to change the volume of the resonant chamber and the shape of your
lips very carefuly to seek the proper resonance point. You will find
several resonances at different musical pitches. You can play music using
DON'T WORRY IF YOU CAN'T DO IT!
There are some helpful hints in the next step.
Special thanks to Dan.
He translated all of these instructions.
Saga J Haruhiko