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Volksmusikland Österreich
Yodeling

In Austria, the art of singing tonal syllables alternately in normal voice and falsetto is known as yodeling (German Jodeln, Dudeln, Almern etc.). In former times, this was a method of communicating outdoors, but gradually yodeling became the typical style of singing in the Alps. Multiple voice implementation with different vocalisation options and multiple single note key changes with repetitions characterise the yodeler. The melodic character is also used for solos. In Vienna in particular a special style of yodeling performance, known as "Dudeln" in German, was developed. In many cases, yodeling is used as a supplement to other songs.