Cowboy Throat Singing

In Mongolia, there's an ancient tradition of "throat singing." Wikipedia defines this as: "a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody... This resonant tuning allows singers to create apparently more than one pitch at the same time (the fundamental and a selected overtone), while actually generating only a single fundamental frequency with their vocal folds."

Somehow, back in the 1920s, the cowboy singer Arthur Miles independently hit upon this technique and integrated it into several songs.

You can hear it in the song below at around the 0:50, 2:50, 4, and 5 min marks.



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     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 18, 2019
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Comments
I am wondering how the man "independently hit upon this technique" that has been used by Inuit for at least a thousand years. Here is an example of different sounds/rhythms from a mainstream throat singer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dumvYzfuT0w .

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Posted by agent j on 06/18/19 at 08:42 AM
There is not much range to the technique, is there? I mean, it is certainly not "La Traviata."
Posted by KDP on 06/18/19 at 10:51 AM









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