Overtone chanting is an ancient vocal technique of holding a single note and simultaneously sounding the harmonics of that note.
The harmonics are heard above the drone note as a high pitched flute-like or bell-like sound.
As well as being intriguing and fun, overtone singing offers a unique way of using the voice in a relaxed way which can have many benefits:
improved well-being, increased concentration and attentiveness in a way which is both calming and invigorating.
David and Masha are experienced in teaching this weird and wonderful technique having run workshops for over 15 years and can honestly say that everyone attending their courses 'has got it'. During the day you are offered a step by step approach allowing you to explore your voice safely, gently and joyfully and introducing you to the 'knack' of producing overtones in two different styles without strain or needing to have previous singing experiences.
During the workshop we will:
- Explore how to produce overtones in the Khoomei and Sygyt styles
- Look into some theory: what are overtones, how does sound influence matter
- Listen to overtone chanting in different cultures
- Explore use of overtones for well-being
Click below for one of our songs featuring overtone chanting:
Outline of the day:
10am - 12.30pm Session 1: introduction to overtone singing, warm ups, teaching overtones.
12.30 - 3pm big break for lunch, break from screen time and independent practice.
3pm - 5pm Session 2: recap, 2nd part of teaching, concentrated group practise in breakout rooms.
We aim to end the formal part of the day by 5pm but will leave the portal open for questions and chats until 5.30.
This online workshop is generously priced at £35 - We normally charge £75 for a whole day. We also hope to offer an actual face to face workshop later in the year...
Warm wishes and hope to see you soon, online or for real!
David and Masha
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