What is this voice used by female singers in Bulgarian folk music?



Asked by: Steve Severson

This is so-called “white voice“, which is/was used in Slavic folk music (Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, etc.). It is an open voice technique based on shouting.

What is the most distinctive features of Bulgarian folk music?





Bulgarian folk music is known for its asymmetrical rhythms (defined by the famous Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist Béla Bartók as “Bulgarian rhythms”), where meter is split into uneven combinations of short (two metric units) and long (three metric units) beats, corresponding to the dancers’ short and long

What is white voice technique?

Technique. The technique is based on an open throat and free volume with a bright color. It uses all types of registers depending on many factors. Sometimes it is close to a controlled screaming or simply calling. Air escapes through the fully open throat.

How do you sing folk music?


And this means I'm gonna sing the words to you and you have to respond back don't worry about how well you sing it I just want you to try and copy me as best you can okay. So we do one line at a time.

What is traditional Bulgarian music called?

We Bulgarians call the traditional Bulgarian music “balgarska narodna muzika” (българска народна музика) which literally means “Bulgarian folk music”. But, beware. Don’t mistake this for the so-called “pop-folk” (поп фолк) or “chalga” (чалга).

What is the national instrument of Bulgaria?





National instrument of Bulgaria: Bulgarian bagpiper.

What is the culture of Bulgaria?

The culture of Bulgaria is based on an interesting blend of Thracian, Slavic and Bulgar traditions, along with the influence of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Many ancient customs remain, such as Thracian fire dancing, which is recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

How can I make my singing voice white?

And pull it up to your head. Voice. So then you have something like. So i keep this throat opening because otherwise i will do something like. But this is not a shouting it's not a calling anymore.

What is open throat singing?

‘Opening the throat’ is defined as a technique whereby pharyngeal space is increased and/or the ventricular (false) vocal folds are retracted in order to maximize the resonating space in the vocal tract.

Can you train your voice to sing?

You can learn to strengthen your vocal support and sing better through breathing techniques, muscle and throat exercises, and consistent vocal practice. When the voice is working well, the vocal cords act as a breath regulator; and the voice is well-supported through the balance of pressure and resistance.



Is Bulgaria in Africa?

Bulgaria is a small country situated in Southeastern Europe, in the east of the Balkans.

What defines folk music as a genre?

folk music, type of traditional and generally rural music that originally was passed down through families and other small social groups. Typically, folk music, like folk literature, lives in oral tradition; it is learned through hearing rather than reading.

What does it mean to sing or play music by ear?

Playing or learning by ear is the ability of a performing musician to reproduce a piece of music they have heard, without having seen it notated in any form of sheet music.



What does it means when a girl says let play it by ear?

Definition of play it by ear



: to do something without special preparation I don’t know how they’ll react to our proposal, so we’ll just have to play it by ear and hope for the best.

What is playing by ear called?

If you’ve ever seen a musician play a song without having learned it beforehand or reading from sheet music, you’ve likely thought they had a special talent or a gift that you don’t have yourself.

Is it rare to play by ear?

There are rare people in the world born with “perfect pitch,” and for them hearing and understanding sounds just works automatically. But those people are rare. For most of us, playing by ear just takes time and practice.

How do you know if you are musically gifted?

Signs your child or student may be musically gifted include:



  1. Musically-responsive movement.
  2. Response to good (and bad) sounds.
  3. Listening for music in the world.
  4. Hearing songs or melodic ideas all around.
  5. Instrument playing by ear.
  6. Matching pitch.
  7. Picking out harmony lines.
  8. Heightened emotional response.

How can you tell if you have perfect pitch without knowing notes?

You have perfect pitch if:

  1. You are able to name a musical note played with a musical instrument or object (example: a bell)
  2. You are able to sing a particular note without any reference note.
  3. You are able to name several notes played one after the other.
  4. You can identify the key of a musical piece.