Stuck on a vocal plateau?
Are you stuck on a vocal plateau? Thinking "If I could only find that special ingredient that would set me apart from everyone else?" And are you tired of going to vocal workshops or private lessons where the instructor basically leaves you on your own for finding ways to incorporate the material into your life ("Thanks, and good luck.")? Do you ever wish some of these teachers offered concrete projects and goals in the real world to strive for? You have finally come to the right place. This course offers ongoing materials towards learning specific original repertoire, with the golden opportunity of trying out for the virtual overtone choir Auralia, ONLINE! Here, you can sing your parts separately, which are added to a final mix, and even participate in future live online concerts!
Kiva Simova is a professional overtone singer/ musician/ keyboardist/ teacher and composer.
The discovery that she could 'play by ear' began her childhood training in classical and eventual college training in jazz piano. This led to a professional career since 1978 in many genres of music, including: pop, rock, jazz, country, R&B and world beat music. From the start, she sang in all these genres, until being introduced to overtone singing in 1989, initially with Jill Purce in England. This immediately became an obsession, seeking out every resource she could find available at the time.
What & Why of overtones
Harmonic overtone singing allows a single voice to produce two or more pitches simultaneously. The lowest pitch is the fundamental or ground pitch, from which corresponding overtones from the harmonic series are emphasized and controlled through a sequence of vowels and shaping of resonant cavities, especially involving manipulation of the tongue. Using various techniques, one is able to sing contrapuntally with oneself, opening up new musical territory.
There is no tension involved anywhere in the body while overtone singing. The singer is in a relaxed state, which ensures there is never any damage to the vocal cords.
What's in the course?
This comprehensive course has 3 levels/ parts, each representing a one month study period, for a total of 12 videos, with detailed text files containing material from videos, plus valuable extra information.
Parts 2 and 3 include special overtone notation and audio of exercises. These are provided according to each vocal range.