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Go to 4'15 to cut off all the speeches.
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Please... I don't agree with all this indulge, get pissed, drink, eat yourself stupid, etc ..man the hell up. Deal with the problem not run away from it, look for yourself, concentrate on your wellbeing for now...
Pity doesn't help much, imho. Gym does and self esteem.

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Old 15.02.2020, 17:30
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Re: When, back from work...

Echojodel. Defo not my best, I had just emptied my flask of Whisky, no warming up of the voice. Just messing about, really, but the echo was not responding! https://youtu.be/HUKVTsIUZQY
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Pitty doesn't help much, imho. Gym does and self esteem.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another.
Sometimes a good pity party is all that is needed to turn the corner and get out the other side.
It wouldn’t be my choice but neither would the gym.
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Please... I don't agree with all this indulge, get pissed, drink, eat yourself stupid, etc ..man the hell up. Deal with the problem not run away from it, look for yourself, concentrate on your wellbeing for now...


Who is talking about being drunk? It takes a lot for a Scot to get drunk! As for the food, I can take it. What does "Man the hell up" has got to do with it? You might get annoyed at the bit of "self pity", OK, mea culpa, I am struggling to say good-bye to a 30 year relationship with the person whom I loved above anything else, I am not going to claim I am fine or play macho about it.


Yes, it is easy to say "Man up, do this, do that..."; I go places, I am sociable, not a recluse, but have you ever lived through the feeling that everything you see, do, tends to have lost any meaning because the person you care about is not there? When that feeling takes over all other sensations, it becomes depression. I can see the signs, I'm not daft, and I try to do something about it. But, feck, my friend, the road is bumpy!
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Not for me either- why go to a Gym when we have amazing woods, mountains, lakes, gorges (Dales) and so much more.

Are you next to Big René (Ralphy?)?
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I tend to sing right next to Ralphy or in front of him (if I were behind, you would not see me!).
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With you on that one, totally! I can't stand the idea of going to these Palaces of Vanity.
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I tend to sing right next to Ralphy or in front of him (if I were behind, you would not see me!).
He is a 'character' for sure- 'big' in so many ways, lol.
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Talking about going places and socialising, that's me in Appenzell for my birthday bash: put on the spot by the Great Master of Yodel himself Ruedi Roth, who composed the music (and got an Oscar for it!) for the film "Grand Budapest Hotel". I don't speak a word of the dialect, but I don't mind a challenge, even when it's well outside my comfort zone...that was instead of staying home feeling sorry for myself! I hope you are reassured, HausamSee!


https://youtu.be/JKhWIuFR0Sk


Then yes, got drunk afterwards (these Appenzellers can hold their drinks ok!) but got that felt great...and it was my birthday!
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Odile, just seeing you write the word "Dales" brought me straight back in the Peak District! Dovedale etc., many happy family walks there, back in the days.
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If I have to be honest, my vision of yodel had always been of fattish German women screeching like angered turkeys.

These videos showed me there can be poetry and melody in yodel, it’s actually music, and beautiful at that!

Hey, a Scot teaching a born and bred Swiss what her real traditions are like
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If I have to be honest, my vision of yodel had always been of fattish German women screeching like angered turkeys.

These videos showed me there can be poetry and melody in yodel, it’s actually music, and beautiful at that!

Hey, a Scot teaching a born and bred Swiss what her real traditions are like
It’s incredibly difficult. My favorite memories of my wonderful Swiss Dad (too early deceased) while a young child and growing up as a Brit, were of sitting on his knee and me asking him to yodel. He did all he could, despite saying that he couldn’t, and explained how it had to come from the chest. The vibrations I felt from his chest were wonderful.

Even though he was tone-deaf, it was wonderful.

But McTavages posts have made me aware of how beautiful this music can be. Am a fan from now on!
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There's a yodel club your way, Alpenrösli. Not sure if they are based in Nyon or Lausanne.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVjNxV7qM90


you might have this more in mind. Although I must say they sound beautiful. And the Swiss one, Melanie Oesch, is my idol!
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There's a yodel club your way, Alpenrösli. Not sure if they are based in Nyon or Lausanne.
I sing in choirs actually, I’m a high soprano. So far I’ve always sung classical music and never considered anything else. My loss apparently !
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you might have this more in mind. Although I must say they sound beautiful. And the Swiss one, Melanie Oesch, is my idol!
That's almost opera-yodel.
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Not for me either- why go to a Gym when we have amazing woods, mountains, lakes, gorges (Dales) and so much more.
I think the idea was physical fitness in general, not necessarily to go and purchase a gym Abo.
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Re: When, back from work...

And he was right. The chest voice is extremely important and the degree of vibrations will vary in different cultures. The Mongolians have a very short frequency vibration and it is also called yodel. This is a lovely example:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rmo3fKeveo


Then, there's of course Country Yodel that was used by cow-boys in the US:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNyXykXTWA8
recognisable by all the yo o le ee tee (not sounds you would find in Swiss yodel!)


But for me, the most powerful type of yodel remains the Naturjodel from Appenzell: it makes me shiver all the time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KSQVrvnXOE
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And he was right. The chest voice is extremely important and the degree of vibrations will vary in different cultures. The Mongolians have a very short frequency vibration and it is also called yodel. This is a lovely example:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rmo3fKeveo


Then, there's of course Country Yodel that was used by cow-boys in the US:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNyXykXTWA8
recognisable by all the yo o le ee tee (not sounds you would find in Swiss yodel!)


But for me, the most powerful type of yodel remains the Naturjodel from Appenzell: it makes me shiver all the time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KSQVrvnXOE
Don’t I know it, I couldn’t even get the eeh haw bit of the rodeos my older Texas (half) sister invited me to when I was 15. Everyone laughed .

Found a bit of middle-land in the meantime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqNe5Ugs0Qk
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