Roswell Rudd
Blue Mongol
The Orphan's Lament
Fly, Fly My Sadness

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Tuvan throat singing is a distinctively wordless vocal style; as the name suggests, the singing is throaty and guttural, producing buzzing, whistling sounds. There are many stylistic variants, among them hoomei, kargyraa, borbangnadyr, and sygyt. Several notes are produced by one singer, one note being dominant and the others being harmonics. Sygyt is a high-pitched style in which two notes are produced using the syllable "er". Hoomei stylists can produce three or four notes using the syllable "oo". Kargyraa produces usually two, but sometimes up to three or four notes using the syllable "uh". It is a very low-pitched style. Chylandyk style is not used as often as the others; it mixes elements of sygyt with kargyraa. Ezenggileer is a style that uses a rhythmic pulse to aurally simulate riding on horseback.

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Roswell Rudd
Roswell Rudd

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Blue Mongol
Roswell Rudd
Blue Mongol
The Orphan's Lament
Huun-Huur-Tu
The Orphan's Lament
Fly, Fly My Sadness
The Bulgarian Voices / ...
Fly, Fly My Sadness
Dalai Beldiri
Yat-Kha
Dalai Beldiri
Stepmother City
Sainkho Namtchylak
Stepmother City
60 Horses in My Herd: Old Songs and Tunes of Tuva
Huun-Huur-Tu
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Title/Composer Performer Stream
Bridle Ringing The Mongolian Buryat Band / Roswell Rudd
Khöömei (Throat-Singing)
Huun-Huur-Tu

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