Throat singing

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Throat singing

Undoubtedly this is one of the distinctive features of Mongolian musical traditions, which can be found only in the lands of Mongols. Khuumei is originated from the western parts of Mongolia and closely connected with reflecting the nature as well as nomads view of life and philosophy. The singer makes two simultaneous pitches, one is base another one is higher. Throat singing is widely spread through out Mongolia, it has 4 major types and those can be divided into 24 sub-forms.