Yodelling: why it’s time we learn to love it

Here’s a great read on why it’s time we learn to love yodelling from author Bart Plantenga courtesy of The London Guardian. Bart Platenga is the author of Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodelling and Yodel in Hi-Fi. Bart also hosts Wreck This Mess on WFMU and resides in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bart Plantenga - Yodel in Hi-Fi

Bart Plantenga: Author of Yodel in Hi-Fi

What is Yodelling?

From Wikipedia:

Yodeling (or yodelling, jodeling) is a form of singing that involves singing an extended note which rapidly and repeatedly changes in pitch from the vocal or chest register (or “chest voice”) to the falsetto/head register; making a high-low-high-low sound. The English word yodel is derived from a German word jodeln (originally Austro-Bavarian language) meaning “to utter the syllable jo” (pronounced “yo” in English). This vocal technique is used in many cultures throughout the world.


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