polyphonic overtone singing – Anna-Maria Hefele

polyphonic overtone singing – Anna-Maria Hefele


Hello, I am Anna-Maria, and I’m an overtone singer, and I’m going to tell you something about polyphonic singing today. Overtone singing is a voice technique where one person sings two notes at the same time. [singing] So, this was the overtone scale on one fundamental I can also choose an overtone and move the fundamental. [singing] So, I can choose the fundamental and have the overtone scale or I choose an overtone and have the undertone scale. If I want to sing a special melody and there are melody notes that don’t fit to the overtone scale from one fundamental then I need to find another fundamental to sing this note And for that, there are often different possibilities and I choose this fundamental that fits harmonically best with the melody line And for polyphonic singing there are different possibilities to build scales and to move notes So, I can move the overtone with the fundamental, in parallel [singing] Or I can move the fundamental in steps. [singing] Or in smaller steps [singing] Or even smaller [singing] I can also move the overtone and the fundamental in the opposite direction. [singing] And that scale also works in major. [singing] And with these tools, I can sing, for example, folk songs in polyphonic solo voice. [singing] Thanks for watching

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