Hey Jude (throat sung)

July 23, 2009 6:20 PM

I've been working on figuring out how to throat sing in a vaguely Tuvan way. This is my first recorded attempt.

posted by umbú (12 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This is very good. The overtones are very strong.
posted by Pants! at 7:02 PM on July 23, 2009

Yeah, umbú, keep it up, man!

You know, here in Japan throat singing, among musicians, is huge. Sometimes it seems like just about all the musicians I know can do a pretty decent job of it. Maybe you need to move over here!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:59 PM on July 23, 2009

whoa. that's spectacular! also, all hail the Beetles.
posted by cmchap at 9:41 PM on July 23, 2009

wow. tuvan throat singing is really cool. very western spin though.
posted by fightoplankton at 9:24 PM on July 24, 2009

umbu, you've outdone yourself! This is awesome and fascinating. What the heck caused you to think of trying it out?
posted by snsranch at 3:36 PM on July 25, 2009

pretty effing awesome.
posted by man vs sun at 4:23 PM on July 25, 2009

Thanks, all. snsranch, when I found this free on-line throat singing course, I couldn't help but give it a try. I still can't do the full-on, gravelly 'core' voice that this guy pulls off with seeming ease.
posted by umbú at 8:57 PM on July 25, 2009 [2 favorites]

Man, that's super sweet. Were you actually following some specific 'melody' that you've been practicing, or was this just improvised? Sounds really good, though. Way to just go for it. Drench it in reverb, and no one would know it isn't a monk in some cave somewhere in the mountains.
posted by Corduroy at 3:38 PM on July 27, 2009

Oh, now I see the title! This time I sung along best I could.
posted by Corduroy at 3:39 PM on July 27, 2009

posted by chococat at 10:07 PM on July 29, 2009

I'm so glad you weren't kidding when you told me (and your wife warned me) about your earnest attempts! Keep it up!!
posted by not_on_display at 5:47 PM on August 4, 2009

Excellent ! Thanks Umbu !
posted by nicolin at 8:15 AM on May 21, 2010

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