Inuit Throat Singing
Inuit throat-singing is a guttural style of singing or chanting. It is
among the world's oldest forms of music. Many think the human voice
can produce only one note at a time. But throat singers can produce
two or more notes at the same time. They use special
techniques using throat's resonance characteristics. By precise
movements of their lips, tongue, jaw, velum, and larynx,
throat-singers produce unique harmonies using only their bodies.
Inuit throat singers sometimes stand face to face
and sing together until one starts to laugh.
Throat-singing is practiced in many countries
where the technique takes on different styles and meanings.