Aarhus Vocal Festival
2-5 June 2017

Overtone Singing

Overtone singing is a voice technique where it seems like one person is singing two notes at the same time by filtering and amplifying the natural harmonics in the human voice

Anna-Maria Hefele, offers insight to the fascinating world of overtone singing. The participants gradually learn how to filter and amplify the overtones in their own voice. Overtones are always contained in the human voice and through singing slow vowel transitions on a long note, they start appearing clearly, comparable to the colours of the rainbow which arise while sending light through a prism.

Overtone singing allows a playful and relaxed way of interaction with your voice and enlarges the capability of expressiveness. It trains the perception of intonation, sound, and sound colours. It improves the contact to one’s own body and expands the expressiveness of the voice. Anyone who is interested in finding new approaches involving the voice is welcome to this workshop. Previous knowledge about e.g. reading notes or foregoing vocal training are an advantage, but not necessary for participation.

Instructor: Anna-Maria Hefele