Overtone series; singing overtones
Date: August 10, 2010
I'm working with a student who wants to know more about singing overtones (in the manner of the piece "Past Life Melodies," if you're familiar). I've read and learned about the science of the overtone series before and have held onto the necessary basics, but this will involve some re-learning and new learning for me, particularly when it comes to causing the overtones to ring by singing against a fundamental and modifying the vowel. So he and I will be learning together, which I think will be fun.
Any suggestions on resources that might help me to constitute a good reading (and listening!) list for this student? The student in question is a high school student with a strong musical background, but I'd prefer to avoid any readings that are overly technical, as he's doing this research in addition to his normal academic responsibilities.
I remember thinking that This Is Your Brain On Music had a pretty good, concise explanation of the overtone series. Can you help me build the list? Thank you!
Northern Guilford Middle School