How to sing OVERTONES: Part 1/2

CD “Sounds of Light – Overtone Singing Solo”

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additional information to sing the vowel technique:
1. Relax
2. Hum a steady base note and allow the vibration to spread out through your whole body
3. Choose a vowel and sing it loud and strong, but relaxed
4. Practise to change one vowel into another in a gliding manner (try different vowels)
5. Go back and forth between u and e so slow as you can and listen carefully to the stepwise change of the sound
6. Try to reduce the speed more and more to hear the
subtle jumps of the harmonics better and better
7. Stop the flow of time like a film and sing a steady base note AND a steady overtone in the same time
8. Try to reproduce the changing of harmonics in small steps to learn the natural scale of harmonics
9. Start to sing little melodies with the overtones
10. Try to change the base note during singing overtones

PS: There are techniques to amplify the loudness of the overtones. I recommend to learn this vowel based technique at first to get better results.

lessons in Berlin or per phone/skype:

With best regards
Miroslav Grosser

42 thoughts on “How to sing OVERTONES: Part 1/2”

  1. Oh my god, Ive literally stopped thinking and just focussed on my
    breathing, and the slowly changing of one vowel to another and in a few
    minutes I really started hearing the overtone. This is amazing, this is
    truely amazing. I thank you!

  2. this is awesome!
    it’s great when you’re trying to do this kind of singing, but when you’re
    singing a showtunes medley, not so much lolol
    so I’m pretty sure this is why my old choral conductor used to tell us to
    open our mouths more when we sang, so as not to get that muffled, whistley
    sound. i never knew what he was talking about. but i get it now.

  3. Thank you Miroslav. My phonetics teacher challenged us to learn this, which
    got me out of doing an assignment. Plus its cool so great job making this

  4. 寒天chillyheaven

    Hi, first off, let me say you are astounding! Your overtones are so clean
    and consistent.
    I wanted to ask, how did you practice your overtones? I saw this video some
    years ago, started practicing about a year ago and now I think I can nail
    the octave and fifth pretty consistently. However, I have a hard time
    controlling the overtone as I change the bass note, and I also can’t change
    the overtone without noticeably changing the vowel. Did you sing the bass
    and melody of a few songs over and over until you got it?
    Thanks in advance!

  5. My god! This is incredible Miroslav. I have time seeing this and trying to
    understand that sound and what it produces in my whole body, specially how
    it sounds! it’s amazing! Thank you so much! I need practice but i will keep
    going. :-)

  6. Great video. As someone who has played with this a tiny bit I found this
    very first video very helpful in actually controlling the tones. I am now
    going right into your other videos. THANK YOU!!!!

  7. Your clear videos and the extraordinarily helpful advice your give in the
    comments shows that you are not only a skilled, talented singer, but also a
    quality human being. Thank you for your great positive impact on the world.

  8. Charlotte Bonilla

    Singing well requires the power to not solely land a be aware but to construct into it, but back off with out the notice disappearing, and add the styling and phrasing that makes the word spring to life.

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