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嵯峨 治彦 SAGA Haruhiko
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|With my morin khuur that the TSS imported from Mongolia.
This instrument is sometimes called “horse-head fiddle” in English. You can not see the horse head of my morin khuur in this photo because it is behind the human head.
Traditional Music Festival (TMF) 1996 in Sapporo.
Mr. Ganbold often throat-sings playing his morin khuur. (Though his morin khuur has no horse head, it is called morin khuur.)
For the beginners like me, this perfomance style is great. One reason is it looks SO COOL. The other is, the sound of the morin khuur kind-of hides the voice and makes audience recognize the melody of the flute-like sound far easily. (Of course Mr. Ganbold does not need to think this kind of small things…)
At the TMF, I tried 3 styles of throat-singing. 2 traditional types and one “falsetto” style. This sound file is short one that contains just one style recorded after TMF.
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Here we do our best to explain the method for throat-singing. You’ll find that basic throat-singing can be mastered surprisingly easily. So have a go!
To improve your throat-singing, vocalization and mouth-shaping should be mastered through trial and error. It’s a bit like learning to ride a bicycle (success only comes after many falls, right?)
Go for it, Dude/Babe, Boys ‘n’ Girls! Be ambitious!
You’ll soon be a throat-singer!
You can master elementary throat-singing just by following the directions given in the seven steps below.
For each step, the method is written based on my personal technique, so I hope you find them useful as a guide until you find the technique which best suits you.
Here we go…
Special thanks to Dan. He translated all of these instructions!