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Multiphonic voice

  1. Dec 29, 2004 #1

    Hurkyl

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    Anyone know of any online samples of multiphonic vocals? (Instrumental would be interesting too)
     
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  3. Dec 30, 2004 #2

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    I thought multiphonic singing was a hoax or trick.

    Now I think about it, I must be confusing this with something else, because my impression was that multiphonic singing is essentially singing multiple notes simultaneously, so as to sound like a chord. I just can't imagine how this is possible. But then 'multiphonic instrumental' could hardly be anything unusual, by that definition.

    Please educate us.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2004 #3
    I don't know about vocals, but I know a guy who can whistle a triad (three notes) relatively in tune. I've heard pieces with multiphonics on flutes and oboes, they sound terrible, I'm not sure how they work. I think they do something to muffle the fundamental to the point where one or two harmonics are distinctly audible... but barely.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2004 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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  6. Dec 30, 2004 #5

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    I'm hoping to hear a solo voice doing it.

    As for instrumental multiphonics, the notes in the chords aren't multiples of some fundamental, at least in woodwind multiphonics (I think they are for brass, but I can't remember for sure)
     
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