Video: How to sing two parts at once

Video: How to sing two parts at once


norman lebrecht

October 06, 2014

Anna-Maria Hefele, a singer living in Munich, has mastered the art of overtone singing.

In the week since she has posted this video, it has received well over a million hits.

Watch. Be amazed.

anna-maria hefele


  • M2N2K says:

    It’s very simple: she has swallowed a theremin!

    • cabbagejuice says:

      It looks like she knows how to play a theremin as well.

      • M2N2K says:

        Exactly, which is precisely why I was able to figure out her secret. But in order to enable her to swallow it, the instrument must have been extremely small, which also explains why the pitches are so very high. Let’s call in Thereminino Piccolo.

  • The black and white video is just right for something this strange.

  • Prewartreasure says:

    Playing this clip this morning (in bed with my iPad lodged against folded knees, wondering what possible use or relevance this technique has in the real world) prompted my wife to get up much earlier than normal and prepare breakfast without so much as a hint that the time was ‘getting on.’

    Do you know, I may even repeat th procedure tomorrow!

  • John Borstlap says:

    In the future, this technique will enable opera houses to contract much less singers for their otherwise expensive productions, thereby meeting the new requirements under grave subsidy cuts.

  • Richard Dubugnon says:

    WOW. It’s really impressive ! I want to respond to Anne-Marie with a video where I can sing & whistle two independent parts, but I don’t know how… any possibility, Norman ?
    Thanks. And long live Slipped disc !