The Yodeling

Now that this nostalgia is so fashionable we invite you to remember the tune of "Heidi". Does not lack that you say that you part of what sounds is a Yodeling, that we know it all; but we must also admit that we know little more about one of the most curious cultural events in Europe.
First of all we should say that the "Tyrolean" is a rather vague term to nominate this type of singing. The reason is that while it is sung in the Tyrol region (located between Austria and Italy) also is typical of other territories like Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany South Alpine.
A better term to refer to it would be "Jodeln", name which comes without meaning (or jitanjaforas) expressions such as "jodeln", "holadaittijo" or "hodaro" that fill these compositions and that to the Mediterranean seem so funny. By the way, these jitanjaforas are a challenge for untrained voices, so very careful with making jokes. In addition, must know that the way to understand the song in each region is different: for example in Switzerland is slower and relaxed while in Tyrol is more quick and lively.
Historically the Jodeln was born in 1545, year in which cites a chronicle first, although it is known that it is much older and originally was a cry of call used by Alpine herders to gather cattle and notify of your arrival at near populations. With the passage of time it became one of the great pillars of Alpine folklore and even transcended frontiers: many emigrants carried the Jodeln to America, where influenced other genres such as country, bluegrass, blues and even jazz as some say that the famous scats or melodic vocal improvisations may have been inspired by the song that occupies us now.
Who would say that a kind of music that we know by a cartoon would give for both?
Source: Enfolang

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