Musician Shows How to Sing Two Notes at Once in Mesmerizing Video

in Music | October 6th, 2014

Anna-Maria Hefele, a musician based in Munich, has an unusual talent. She can sing two notes at once. In the music world, it’s known as polyphonic overtone singing, and it’s believed that the practice originated and still endures in Mongolia. Above, Hefele offers a pretty captivating five-minute display of her technique. On her YouTube channel, you can also find a series of lessons (seven so far) where Ann-Maria teaches you the basics of polyphonic overtone singing here. Find the lessons here. Enjoy!

via io9

Sign up for our daily email and, once a day, we’ll bundle all of our daily posts and drop them in your inbox, in an easy-to-read format. You don’t have to come to us; we’ll come to you!

by | Make a Comment (6)




Comments (6)

  1. D Savage says . . .
    October 6, 2014 / 5:25 am

    I was hoping she would show us how to begin to learn this. Really interesting, and I know the throat singers do this, but HOW?

  2. Jordi Arilla says . . .
    October 6, 2014 / 10:41 am

    There’s plenty of guys in youtube who teach how; no one that I’ve seen comes close to this woman’s amazing skills, though. You can learn a modest version of this technique in this video (as this kind guy says, getting the overtone sound is really not that difficult ;) ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a940YFaRI50

    Salut!

  3. JimmyTehFreak says . . .
    October 6, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    There’s a difference between “shows us how” and “shows us that she can” – i really wish clickbaiting wasnt a thing in 2014.

  4. digg says . . .
    October 8, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    That’s amazing.
    Take a look at this Mongolian overtone singer and the low frecuencies he achieve: http://youtu.be/HwANedEkqaY

  5. Eric Hewes says . . .
    October 13, 2014 / 5:13 am

    He’s called Enkh Jargal if anyone is interested.

  6. Guest says . . .
    October 13, 2014 / 5:11 am

    Enkh Jargal

Add A Comment