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ERIC Number: EJ1174743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Tuvan Throat Singing and Harmonics
Ruiz, Michael J.; Wilken, David
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035011 May 2018
Tuvan throat singing, also called overtone singing, provides for an exotic demonstration of the physics of harmonics as well as introducing an Asian musical aesthetic. A low fundamental is sung and the singer skillfully alters the resonances of the vocal system to enhance an overtone (harmonic above the fundamental). The result is that the listener hears two pitches simultaneously. Harmonics such as H8, H9, H10, and H12 form part of a pentatonic scale and are commonly selected for melody tones by Tuvan singers. A real-time spectrogram is provided in a video (Ruiz M J 2018 "Video": Tuvan "Throat Singing and Harmonics" so that Tuvan harmonics can be visualized as they are heard.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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