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You won’t believe your ears, but this woman can sing multiple notes at the same time

Every now and then, we come across something that we had no idea existed – or was even possible.

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.”

From Wikipedia:

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:

(h/t: io9)

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    Jeb

    October 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    just too weird and not very pleasing either.

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    Loca

    October 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    i love it! it is the technique used by Buddhist monks. The human body never ceases to amaze me 🙂

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