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Overtone Singing in Cross Cultural Perspective
MUSC 117
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 113

Overtone singing is a remarkable technique in which the singer can produce a distinct, whistle-like melody above a drone by manipulating the harmonic resonances of the vocal apparatus. From experimental art musics to nomadic sound-worlds, this course will survey overtone singing practices around the world with special emphasis on Europe, Mongolia, and Tuva. Lectures will also explore the acoustics of production and cultural topics, including religious uses of overtone singing, cultural appropriation, and modernization. Lastly, a regular performance component will introduce students to basic techniques.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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