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Tyrolean Yodelling

Héloïse Heïdi Fracheboud

Europe | Singing

This year the begginer's lessons will take place monthly, and the Choir "Yodel Atypique" twice a month.

Yodelling – What is it?

Yodelling is present in many regions around the world and is expressed through a diversity of tones and rhythms. The roots of this technique are interwoven with nature (mountains and forest), as well as with the core of the human being.

Yodelling is when a cry becomes a melody that is sometimes nostalgic and meditative in nature or sometimes joyful and festive. It can be raw just as it can be elegant, yet it always has a common end: to express oneself, to share a part of what moves us and to embody the indescribable.

Classes

Learning to sing and yodel is first and foremost about leaning to know and explore one’s internal instrument and then forming a special connection with it. It is about cultivating one’s body and voice and progressively discovering the intimate ties that exist between these different elements.

Classes involve:

  • - Discovering one’s instrument by feeling and listening to the body
  • - Breathing techniques and basic vocal techniques
  • - Discovering the repertoire
  • - Improvisation

As yodelling is a “violent” song style that requires great effort from the vocal chords, it is essential to strengthen them. This is why people who have never had any vocal training, or who have done very little, should not expect to be yodelling from the second class.

Bio

Born in Geneva, Héloïse "Heidi" Fracheboud grew up and studied there. With a strong artistic fiber, it is relatively early that Heloise began to learn music (piano, solfeggio and singing) as well as dance (classical, creative and flamenco) and theater (improvisation, clown). Classical musical training but the imagination cradled by family stories evoking the youtzes of her grandmother's mother, it is natural that she began to study the technique of yodel. She specializes in the yodel Austrian, German, before exploring the yodel Switzerland, American, African and does not stop there. She performs at different places under the name "Yodeleuse Heidi" and teaches music and singing in private and in various institutions. TV8 Mont-Blanc has devoted two shows.

Since she moves to the swiss mountains, she gives regular workshops in all the french part.

CONTACT :

T : +41 (0) 76 473 72 01
Email : helojodel@gmail.com

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