Throat singing / overtone singing
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Throat singing / overtone singing

Techniques that allow the simultaneous production of two or more notes by the same singer.
4.8 (13 ratings)
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260 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Sing two notes at once!
  • Use the techniques of overtone and throat singing
  • Understand the differences between Western and Eastern styles
  • Discover 'khoomei' and 'khargyraa' styles of singing
  • Handle stress and relax more easily
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of music or singing needed - open to all
  • No preparation needed, the course begins assuming no prior knowledge
Description

Increasing numbers of people are finding themselves drawn to the ethereal and intriguing sounds that have travelled into Europe and America, primarily from Mongolia and Tuva in the former Soviet Union. Most recently popularised in the West by the touring musicians Huun Huur Tu, Yat Kha, and Sainkho Namatchlyak this fascinating style of singing allows the simultaneous production of two or more notes by the same singer. This astounding feat is accomplished by deliberate enhancement of the natural harmonics found in our voices. The voice, mouth, lips, teeth, jaw, throat, tongue, lungs and diaphragm can all be used in a subtle and complex concert that will allow you to produce these wonderful sounds.

Overtone and throat singing can be safely and easily learnt by men and women of all ages.

A few simple exercises will quickly unlock the wonderful healing and meditational qualities of these unique sounds.

These techniques:

    ·Need no prior experience and no musical ‘ability’

    ·Can allow musical expression free from judgment

    ·Can allow singer and listener alike to enter deep states of meditative calm and connectedness to their higher selves

    ·Can release energy blockages and balance the energies of the chakras

    ·Can facilitate personal journeying and transformation

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has ever wanted to overtone or throat sing
  • Anyone fascinated by Mongolian or Tuvan musicians singing voices
  • Those wishing to use overtone singing for healing or therapy
  • Anyone who wants to use their singing voice but has been told they cannot sing!
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 11:56

Overtone chant and throat singing - remembering an ancient vocal technique

This fascinating style of singing originates in Central Asia (Mongolia & Tuva) where it is known as Khoomei.

It allows the simultaneous production of two or more notes by the same singer. This feat is accomplished by deliberate enhancement of the natural harmonics found in our voices.

Overtone singing can be safely and easily learnt by men and women of all ages.

A few simple exercises will quickly unlock the wonderful healing and meditational qualities of these unique sounds.

These techniques:

    ·Need no prior experience and no musical ‘ability’

    ·Can allow musical expression free from judgment

    ·Can allow singer and listener alike to enter deep states of meditative calm and connectedness to their higher selves

    ·Can release energy blockages and balance the energies of the chakras

    ·Can facilitate personal journeying and transformation

    .Are fun and interesting!

Preview 03:58

Getting the most out of these lectures.

Take a quick look at all the features Udemy offer to help you get the most from these lectures including a few not so easy to find sections with extra content.

My hope is that, once you enroll on this course, you will take between one to 4 lectures per week so that you have plenty of time to practice and perfect each technique before moving on. Most folks have busy lives so I find with my 1-2-1 students that this interval is about right for most. If you have more or less free time you may with to spped or slow the pace a little but PLEASE try not to rush through. It's not a contest and I really want to help you sing really well so a good control of each technique is pretty vital to that process. It's easy to think 'oh yeah I know that already' or 'I've got that down' but check in with each section and be sure you reproduce the examples well (and feel free to be better than me!) before taking the next lecture.

This is especially important if you already have some skills. I have worked with all levels of singers over the years and it is the more advanced ones that sometimes struggle to add a new technique to their repetoire. Learn it all at the beginning and you won't look back! Some stuff might seem basic or straight-forward but give it a try before moving on. I hope my style of teaching is pretty comprehensive as I've worked with so many different folks at different levels and I pride myself on the ability to really break things down into their simplest components for easy understanding.

Preview 07:58
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Warming up and preparation
4 Lectures 15:46
  • Do not attempt khöömei if you have a sore throat
  • or cough, a cold or any other ailment that affects

    the tongue, throat, and lungs. Asthmatics need to

    be extra careful but if they proceed slowly they

    may actually find many of the exercises beneficial.

  • If you ever experience contra indications such as
  • soreness in the throat, protracted coughing, or

    feeling dizzy – STOP. Take a few days off and be

    extra careful when you try again.

    Cautionary notes
    03:18

    An overview of the technical terms used in the course

    Physiology
    02:05

    Posture is very important when learning to sing. Also what environments to seek out and which to avoid.

    Posture and enviroment
    03:08

    Warming up the body and the voice before starting ANY exercises or lectures in this course.

    Please ensure to do this before each lecture / practice session.

    Warming up the voice
    07:15
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    Beginner basics
    6 Lectures 37:02

    Starting with some simple 'toning' - held vowel sounds.

    Preview 05:54

    Discovering the harmonics hidden within the vowels.

    Exploring the vowels
    08:50

    Adding and controlling nasality, an important component.

    Nasality
    05:46

    Tongue movement
    06:00

    Lip movement isolation exercises.

    Lip movement
    05:27

    Tongue movement to control harmonic production.

    Piston tongue
    05:05
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    Overtone or harmonic singing
    7 Lectures 43:09

    A more advanced technique that starts to really allow the harmonics to be stronger and more audible.

    Preview 11:04

    Lip control for more definition in higher harmonics.

    Lip movement
    04:45

    Exercises to gain greater clarity and volume of the harmonics.

    Greater clarity and volume
    07:24

    Pitch alteration exercises.

    Pitch
    05:38

    A fun alternate technique that uses lip 'shuttering'.

    Popped tones
    04:26

    Glottal control techniques.

    Glottal tones
    03:33

    Using overtone singing techniques for sound therapy.

    Using overtones for sound therapy
    06:19
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    Throat singing
    7 Lectures 37:54

    Proceed with caution but if you follow my recommendations then you should avoid too much vocal irritation.

    Introduction to throat singing with warnings
    04:42

    Beginnings of the 'khoomei' sound.

    Starting Khoomei
    06:27

    Better control over the Khoomei and how to create basic scales.

    Refining the sound and starting scales
    05:47

    Some fun variations to try with Khoomei voice.

    Variation exercises
    03:55

    The beginnings of the low voice style 'Khargyraa'.

    Preview 06:54

    Improving the sound and avoiding irritation.

    Stabilising the sound
    04:56

    Improving further, building sustain and controlling the basic scale.

    Sustain and basic scale
    05:13
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    Advanced exercises
    3 Lectures 25:35
    Advanced khoomei exercise 1
    08:10

    Advanced khoomei exercise 2
    08:50

    Advanced khoomei exercise 3
    08:35
    About the Instructor
    Jonathan (Jonny) Cope
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    779 Students
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    Professional musician and teacher

    Hello - my name is Jonny Cope but everyone calls me 'The Didgeridoo Man'.

    I have been playing didgeridoo professionally for over twenty years, am the author of a best-selling range of tuition materials and have taught thousands of people, young and old, to play the didgeridoo. My tuition method has been published as a book since 1999, a cassette (if anyone remembers those!), a CD, and a DVD in 2007. These have been distributed the world over and reached and helped tens of thousand of people.

    I also use and teach a variety of other instruments and techniques: Overtone singing, Throat singing (also know as Khoomei), the Jews Harp, ethnic winds and flutes, small percussion, etc.

    I have published book & CD tuition methods on Khoomei / overtone singing and playing the Jews Harp.

    Students taking my course may contact me via the forum on each course with questions or comments and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

    Having studied with several well-known international players and Australian Aboriginal Elders, I have been teaching all levels of this increasingly popular instrument for the past fifteen years via international workshops, 1-2-1 lessons and even Skype webcam.

    I have given performances and presented workshops at music festivals and events, corporate team building days, charity balls, weddings and family fun days throughout Europe. I also regularly teach in UK schools via my educational program.

    My clients include many blue-chip companies, schools, education authorities and charities, not to mention a few famous folks (no I can't drop any names!).

    My Youtube channel has had nearly 3 million views with 3 thousand subscribers.

    Basically I've taught so many people with my methods that I'm pretty darn confident that I can help YOU too!

    So confident that I'm offering a 30 day money-back gaurentee with Udemy.

    Take the course and if you feel it is genuinely not helping then you can easily just stop and get a full refund.

    So go ahead and dive into a course that will take you on a wonderful journey of discovery with this amazing and under-rated instrument and wow your friends with your amazing new skills!

    Best wishes,

    Jonny Cope.