Assignment: Human Voice and Music Essay

2465 Words Apr 12th, 2014 10 Pages
Answer each question thoroughly and completely. Each question is worth up to 5 points, and the complete assignment is worth up to 30 points.
1. The first task will be to introduce yourself and let me know what your background is in music and online learning. Give your name, if you play (or have played) an instrument or sing, and if you've ever taken an online class.


My name is Huy Huynh and this is the third year of me in Golden West College. I have not had a chance to take choir nor any music-related classes before so my knowledge about music is not as wise, but I really like to listen to music and I'd love to know more and learn about the development of music. I have taken online classes before and I know that it
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See the category "Whistle register singers" (linked below) for a more comprehensive list and individual singers' articles for more detail.

There are also non-musical uses of the whistle register. Famously, a properly pitched whistle register tone can shatter glass. It is also common for children of all sexes and for young women to shriek loudly in a way that sounds much like the whistle register, though it is unknown whether the physiological mechanism is in fact the same.

Yodeling: (or Yodelling) is a form of singing that involves rapidly switching from the "chest voice" to the "head voice" making a high-low-high-low sound. This vocal technique is found in many cultures throughout the world.

In Swiss folk music, it was probably developed in the Swiss Alps as a method of communication between mountain peaks, and it later became a part of the traditional music of the region. In Persian and Azeri Classical musics, singers frequently use tahrir, a yodeling technique that oscillates on neighbor tones. In Georgian traditional music, yodelling takes the form of krimanchuli technique. In Central Africa, Pygmy singers use yodels within their elaborate polyphonic singing. Yodeling is often used in American bluegrass and country music.

To yodel, one sings a scale continuously upwards, until one's voice "breaks" (switches octaves) into one's "head voice" (also known as falsetto in men).

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