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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureKhoomei 'Throat singing' / Overtone singing
5(2 reviews)
Learn how to sing two notes at once! Overtone singing needs no musical knowledge and is very relaxing.
Harrow
£50 pp
3hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Increasing numbers of people are finding themselves drawn to the ethereal and intriguing sounds that have travelled into Europe and America, primarily from Mongolia and Tuva in the former Soviet Union.

Most recently popularised in the West by the touring musicians Huun Huur Tu, Yat Kha, and Sainkho Namatchlyak this fascinating style* of singing allows the simultaneous production of two or more notes by the same singer. Often called Khoomei or throat singing allows harmonics to be amplified and heard alongside a sung note or 'drone'.

This astounding feat is accomplished by deliberate enhancement of the natural harmonics found in…

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Things to remember

Hot and cold drinks (non diary) provided. Please bring your own lunch and a willingness to try something new!

Latest Reviews
5(2 reviews)
Benjamin - July 24th
Myself and two friends drove up from SE Hampshire and attended Jonny's Throat Singing 3-hour class yesterday, and we all left with smiles on our faces and so many positive things to say about the session. Jonny is a talented and natural teacher with a really accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly approach to his teaching. Myself and my two friends have been practicing a bit of Tuvan/Mongolian throat singing for a couple of months or so with little regular practice, and so Jonny was able to walk us through the very basics (with lots of information and tips), and introduce us to some more advanced techniques. He taught a range of techniques to us and gave us some weird and cool exercises to try which have been really helpful. He made us all feel very welcome, and for three shy people we felt like we could all be ourselves and really give it our best shot. Jonny also made us some lovely herbal tea and sat with us for a while after to talk about the session and where we want to take our skills. Very happy students, thanks Jonny!
Francesco Tassi - December 2nd
Jonathan has been really engaging bringing us through the basic at first and allowing us to explore gradually our inner sounds. Very good communication and clear explanations with plenty of demonstrations. He really made us able to follow even without much musical experience. The workshop left us with a good understanding of throath singing and overtones as well as practical working tools and exercises to keep exploring this incredible singing technique. Thanks for teaching us Jonathan! Francesco and Erica After a week I know how to produce Overtones (lot of practice while driving) but I am still learning how to produce a scale of sounds. Erica is ahead of me. Any video to help identifying the tongue position to create a scale of overtones?
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Sound for Health is a multi-faceted business run by professional musician and designer Jonathan Cope MA(RCA). Based in his studio and home in NW London Jonathan runs courses on a wide range of skills, many of which will be presented here on Obby for the first time.

Jonathan has taught thousands of people at events throughout the UK and also delivers regular workshops in UK schools. He specialises in tailoring his teaching to different skill levels and gives thorough tuition whatever the discipline.

SFH Studio is smoke free and pet free. There is on-road parking nearby or…

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SFH Studio
Harrow
2 Church Avenue
HA5 5JQ
London
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Reviews

Benjamin - July 24th
Myself and two friends drove up from SE Hampshire and attended Jonny's Throat Singing 3-hour class yesterday, and we all left with smiles on our faces and so many positive things to say about the session. Jonny is a talented and natural teacher with a really accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly approach to his teaching. Myself and my two friends have been practicing a bit of Tuvan/Mongolian throat singing for a couple of months or so with little regular practice, and so Jonny was able to walk us through the very basics (with lots of information and tips), and introduce us to some more advanced techniques. He taught a range of techniques to us and gave us some weird and cool exercises to try which have been really helpful. He made us all feel very welcome, and for three shy people we felt like we could all be ourselves and really give it our best shot. Jonny also made us some lovely herbal tea and sat with us for a while after to talk about the session and where we want to take our skills. Very happy students, thanks Jonny!
Francesco Tassi - December 2nd
Jonathan has been really engaging bringing us through the basic at first and allowing us to explore gradually our inner sounds. Very good communication and clear explanations with plenty of demonstrations. He really made us able to follow even without much musical experience. The workshop left us with a good understanding of throath singing and overtones as well as practical working tools and exercises to keep exploring this incredible singing technique. Thanks for teaching us Jonathan! Francesco and Erica After a week I know how to produce Overtones (lot of practice while driving) but I am still learning how to produce a scale of sounds. Erica is ahead of me. Any video to help identifying the tongue position to create a scale of overtones?