Singing with NJYC

Had a great time teaching overtone singing to the members of New Jersey Youth Chorus, directed by Trish Joyce.  By the end, the kids were matching overtone pitch and beginning to sing simple overtone melodies.  Hope to hear that they will be using overtone singing in performance sometime soon.

I bought a guitar!

I got tired of having to borrow a guitar just to check a few fingerings, so I bought an inexpensive guitar just for that purpose.  Who knew I would be playing it so much!  No doubt you will see new music for overtone singing with guitar soon.

New Sound Clip

I have posted a new sample on my sound clips page:

Sonata armonico – Movement 3: Allegro

for overtone singing and harpsichord

Enjoy!

Sound Clips

Sound Clips page new and improved

Please check out my new and improved sound clips page – 14 free samples and more to come

Sound Clips

Cowboy Cantata

Check it out!

Covid Update

I am still working.  Keep singing, and let me know if I can help.

SONGBOOK album now available

My new EP album SONGBOOK, is now available in my website store.  I want everyone to hear it, so I am offering it at a reduced price for a limited time.

SONGBOOK features an eclectic mix of musical styles, from art song to jazz ballad, all featuring my amazing polyphonic overtone singing.  In two of the songs, I actually bring out discrete overtones on vowels in the lyrics.

I am joined by Jerry Serrano on guitar and Isaac Rivera on percussion.

  1. Only a Night
  2. Learning to Breathe
  3. Midnight Blue
  4. After Dark
  5. Last Call 

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New video on Youtube – Midnight Blue

Group Singing with Overtones

One of my preferred publishers has expressed substantial interest in my new book “Group Singing with Overtones” and I have offered it to them for publication.  This will take some time, so I am making the book available to teachers and directors now (pdf only) so you can begin using the many lessons and activities provided.

Group Singing with Overtones  
* sequence of learning/instructional objectives for overtone singing
* numerous musical activities and 20 compositions correlated with the objectives
* learning overtone singing for the purpose of making music
* includes a first lesson on bringing out vocal overtones for beginners
* useful for small amateur groups or standard choirs

Find it in my store: www.stuarthinds.com/store

Check out new videos

Check out these new pieces on youtube:

The Feeling Grows – 3-part polyphonic overtone singing

Dynacolor Jam – improvisation