GROUP OVERTONE SINGING
Have you ever thought that… overtone singing in choir, allows you to enter a harmonic world with impossible chords and natural harmonies, very easy to achieve? Between consonance and dissonance, there is a door that shows new possibilities and timbres linked to the authentic expression of all voices. These possibilities allow you to connect with your transpersonal aspects, to literally stop time and enjoy the present and its amplified effects in your daily life.
This course delves into all the possibilities of overtone group singing, paying attention to vocal techniques and the creative abilities to achieve it.
We know that in order to achieve a certain level in overtone singing it is very important to practice regularly and with an adequate method or guide. At MuOM we have found that group singing is a very efficient way to develop the vocal techniques of overtone singing and to benefit from its effects in a much more powerful way, because of the sum of the voices with the overtones. In addition, the group helps each singer to advance, reinforcing each other.
We have been developing our own methodology for almost 10 years, both in the pedagogy of overtone singing and in its expression in a group and choral context. In our methodology, experience and experience is the most important thing, so each exercise and dynamic is designed to address different aspects that the student can integrate, step by step.
We give relevance to the development of listening, vocal knowledge, and some musical notions regarding harmony. We emphasize empathy, musical and vocal creativity. All this in order to enjoy the effects of the harmonics in each one and the compositions created among all, the union of voices in a state of pure communion.
It is a course for all levels, since we will start at a basic level and we will advance and deepen our knowledge. Therefore, it is not necessary to have any vocal or musical knowledge, although it is advisable to have taken a class of overtone singing or vocal technique, and if you have them, you will have the opportunity to deepen and approach them in an unorthodox way. We will not use scores or rigid structures.
- To experience the possibilities of the voice as a musical instrument and as a way to meditation and well-being.
- To become aware of the respiratory support and body balances for singing.
- To acquire an adequate proprioception of the phonatory apparatus that allows us to explore the vocal techniques of overtone singing.
- To achieve clear overtones in different overtone singing techniques.
- To know the harmonic series to learn to improvise with the diphonic singing.
- To acquire basic knowledge of harmony.
- To promote deep listening.
- To explore the creative capacities of each one in a choral environment with awareness of harmonic movement.
- To generate vocal and musical resources to participate in the conscious creation of vocal dynamics.
- To explore silence.
- To enjoy the potential of the group.
- To promote self-esteem and group cohesion.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE SESSIONS
Group A (Joaquin): last Saturday of the month / Group B (Moses): last Sunday of the month.
The course sessions promote, through group dynamics and personal exploration, the possibility of developing harmonic singing, not only to have an adequate technique but also to be able to enjoy its effects when harmonized in a group.
The session will be divided into 4 parts where we will address different aspects:
- Physical and vocal warm-up.
- Vocal techniques.
- Group dynamics.
- Improvisation and voice circles.
CONTENT OF THE SESSIONS
- Body and energy work to unblock
- Efficient and relaxed breathing
- Deep expression of the voice
- Liberation and awakening of the authentic voice
- Intonation and tuning based on harmonics
- Deep listening
- Technique of 1 and 2 cavity overtones.
- Concepts of overtones and their spatial-acoustic geometry
- Simple choral harmonies
- Group vocal cohesion
- Musical dynamics that facilitate listening and awareness.
- The voice and the acoustic space, with the harmonics
- Individual and group creation and improvisation
- Presence and meditative states through singing
- Sound circles
Bring comfortable clothes and water.
He has received classes in Naad Ioga with Surinder Singh, dhrupad singing with Shri Prashant Kumar Mallick, and harmonic singing with David Hykes (creator of the concept and the first harmonic singing chorale), also trained in Still Voice training. In 2008 he attended the 5th International Khoomei Congress, held in the Republic of Tuva (Siberia, Russia; playing with Mongolia), where he learned with several masters various techniques of guttural and diphonic singing typical of Central Asia. He returned to Tuva in 2012 and 2013 where he entered the competition of the VI International Congress of khoomei, being the first Spaniard to do so. He teaches courses and workshops since 2009, he has been and is a teacher in different voice trainings, such as Voz Integral or Aliento y Voz.
He is co-founder of MuOM
He started overtone singing in 2001, after reading a book on voice, overtones, and after listening to Tibetan lamas and David Hykes. His musical training is not superior, but he inherited the ear and musical sensitivity of his paternal grandparents and his father. He used to improvise, singing with his siblings on his grandparents’ staircase, which was like a church. He is co-founder of MuOM.
PLACES ARE SOLD OUT:
If you want to join the waiting list in case there is a drop, reserve your place in next year’s course (21-22) or reserve your place for the intensive summer course (which will be from July 28th to August 1st), write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.