THE LONG SONG MELODY, STYLE AND TECHNIQUE IN ONON AND BALJ RIVER BASINS AND KHENTII MOUNTAIN RANGE

This type of long song is disappearing day by day. The Khentii melody is soft and lyrical to middle range of vocal and preserves the melisma such as slight laryngeal beats with fewer syllables similar to elements of Borjigin long song style. in terms of method and school, the skills of 'gegelzuuleh' (singing in up and down shift of tones as emotional expression), 'tagnaishuulakh' (to sing by resonating the sound at palatal bone) and 'bunjignuuleh' (lit. 'moving back and forth' between two tones) are observed from the expressions of the long song singers. The young generation lack interest and activity to inherit and succeed this school, which may result an extinction of it very soon
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G.Semjid, Dadal soum, Khentii province
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