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Is it just a head voice overlaying a steady chest voice? How does this work? Do you need to have 2 different airflows? Please explain! I have tried it multiple times but every time just end up in a head voice.

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    Are you talking about mixed voice? Somewhere in between chest voice and head voice? – Grace May 18 at 16:54
  • Look up Avi Kaplan overtone singing. He keeps a steady chest note while hitting different notes in his head voice – Rémy May 18 at 18:47
  • That's what I am trying to figure out. How does he do it, and how can I recreate it? – Rémy May 18 at 19:31
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    Sing the word "long" on a loudish, lowish note, and hold the final 'ng' sound while mouthing with your lips the word "wow" repeatedly and extremely slowly. It helps if you make your mouth cavity as large as possible. If you listen you should hear high harmonics: a rising arpeggio on 'Wa' and a falling one on 'Ow'. Disappointingly I can only get the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th overtones but you might do better. Tuvan singing often dances around on the 6th, 7th and 8th. Stockhausen's Stimmung calls for at least the 7th. Once you've got it, opening your throat very slightly may make it louder. – Old Brixtonian May 20 at 6:07
  • No, btw, you don't need two airflows, just a big breath before you start. – Old Brixtonian May 20 at 6:09

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