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Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World

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Did a centuries-old, Swiss mountain tradition make its way into American country music? As this fascinating book reveals; yodeling is not just a Swiss thing - everyone from Central African pygmies, Nashville hunks-in-hats, avant-grade tonsil-twisters like Meredith Monk, hip-hop stars De La Soul, and pop stars like Jewel have been known to kick back and release a yodeling r ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published October 31st 2003 by Routledge (first published October 28th 2003)
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Karin
This is a must read for musicologists and really, anyone who likes world history and/or world music or even just a variety of their own country's music (even if you live in India, for example). Who know that yodelling was found in so many places around the world with so many variation? Pygmies in Africa, Continental Europeans (and not just those living in the Alps), herds people in various parts of Asia and more yodel. You got it right, that epiglottal switch from chest to head voice (although i ...more
Ira Therebel
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, art, non-fiction
When I just picked up the book I had the bemused grin many people have that the author was talking about in the introduction. But with the reading it disappeared and I now have a lot of appreciation and respect for this music type. It really has a very rich history and spread all over the world which makes it so special.

Bart Platenga created the first yodel book. He really made a big study on yodeling going through pretty much all of the continents. I really liked the part of each chapter where
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Angela
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
An eclectic eccentric look at the art of yodeling and vignettes about its celebrated stars. I used a couple of entries for memory care story hour and was surprised people knew who they were and could name titles and sing the tunes. There is another how-to yodel book that is of more help because it has a cd and vocalizing exercises ("How to Yodel the cowboy way"), which gave me enough background to passibly sing some songs with the group at story hour, but this title was just fun to page through ...more
Stewart Ogilvie-Goddard
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loaded. That's what this book is. This isn't a how-to book. This is a book that details exactly what yodelling is, where it comes from and possibly where it is going. Whether you're into pure yodels from Switzerland, cowboy yodels from the States, or my favourites from Bavaria/Tirol, this book will have you on Youtube in a flash. Don't say you weren't warned.
C
Jul 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like it, but it was just too much information thrown together and I found myself skimming most of the book by the time I reached the third chapter. Good reference, but not a good read.
Christine
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and readable.

Shout out to my cousin Bart!
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