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Re: Throat-singing (was Re: Telek -- Invent a Language)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Sunday, October 1, 2000, 14:12
On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Jonathan Chang wrote:

> In a message dated 2000:09:30 8:05:37 AM, yl112@CORNELL.EDU writes: > > ><SNIP> The ancestor-culture of horse-nomads was rather > >more so. I'm thinking of incorporating Tuvan/Mongolian throat-singing, > >though my efforts to learn how to do it have been rather amusing (and > >unsuccessful). <SNIP> > > hehe... talkin' of throat-singing... I also have tried throat-singing. A > Mongol friend of mine says I have done some really odd things that sounds - > to him - like a Maori trying to do "Klingon opera", Mongol-Style. LOL high > praise IMHO...
<laugh> From the few websites I've found it's apparently harder for women. :-( OTOH I'm a contralto (I can switch between reasonable tenor and alto vocal music at a moment's whim) so maybe there's hope. I'm still working on the technique...I can detect a very faint, breathy overtone (I have pretty good hearing) but am working on making it actually audible to anyone else. If you have any tips, I'd love to hear 'em off-list. =^)