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Over & Overtones

An overtone is a frequency greater than the fundamental frequency of a sound. A harmonic series (overtone series) is a sequence in which each frequency is an integer multiple of the fundamental tone. Overtone singing is a traditional form of singing in many parts of the world.


Audio:

OVERTONE SINGING UMNGQOKOLO by Xhosa women from SOUTH AFRICA

Visual:

Prewar AFRICAN Rice culture mask dance

audiovisual:

polyphonic overtone singing - explained visually by

Anna-Maria Hefele


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