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Published:June 19th, 2007 08:54 EST
Vestige of the Vox Populi #29

Vestige of the Vox Populi #29

By Sean Stubblefield

Throat singing is an excellent demonstration of how the human voice has an amazing capacity to function as a musical instrument. Also known as “overtone singing” or “harmonic singing“, it is a tuning of the voice to produce resonating variations of a series of sustained low and deep sounds in the throat and mouth.

There are several styles and methods of modulation, with the most prominent deriving from Central Asia.

The most well known of the forms is called Tuvan, from Tuva within the Russian Federation.