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You've made me wonder how related the yodel is to the overtone.  I think the overtone is the simulatneous production of different pitched tones, while the yodel is a sudden break up the register.

The country and western yodel, Dolly Parton style (2:33):

(I love this recording, great space, sounds really fresh.  Really lovely leap at 2:05, no pics just the music.)

(btw, as I understand it overtones are created by most instruments--including the voice.  The flute (metallic) doesn't create overtones which gives it that piercing sound and makes it hard to...er...well, apparently Mozart hated composing for it.)

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by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Mar 29th, 2008 at 07:06:17 AM EST
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