Every now and then, we come across something that we had no idea existed – or was even possible.
In the video below, singer Anne-Maria Helfe is demonstrating “overtone singing.”
Overtone singing, also known as overtone chanting, or harmonic singing, is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody.
There are several styles of overtone singing, or “throat singing,” some of which have been around for centuries and are especially beautiful. These are demonstrated by Alexander Glenfield in the next video below: