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Introduction: What is Soundscapint

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ethnomusicology
a field of study that joins the concerns and methods of anthropology w the study of music
acoustics
the science that deals w sound
fundamental tone
the lowest tone in a harmonic series, also referred to as the 'first harmonic' or 'first partial,' which determines the perceived pitch of a sound
harmonic series/harmonics/ overtones/ partials
the series of simple vibrations that combine to create a complex pitched sound
fieldwork
research, including observation and participation, of living traditions, also called music ethnography
cross culture
of more than one culture
harmonic chant
style of singing of david hyke
pitch
the highness or lowness of a sound
register
a subset of the range of a voice or instrument
soundscape
the distinctive settings, sounds, and significances of music
khoomii
biphonic Tuvan throat singing, originally from rural Inner Asia and now heard in concert halls worldwide.
Ezengileer
stirrup; a type of khoomii that features a rhythmic pulsing, imitate riding a horse
igil
fiddle, 2 strings
kargyraa
style of khoomii characterized by text sung in a low register
khomus
Mouth harp, jaw's harp, Jew's harp, basically is a whistle
sygyt
higher pitched fundamental than kargyraa and produces clear harmonics that sound like whistling