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Last week, on Sat. September 17th at, 12 o’clock – high noon in the “Schottenhamel” beer tent: By tapping the first barrel of beer, Dieter Reiter started the 183rd Oktoberfest.

Let us never forget the greatest yodeler, Franzl Lang (Dec; 1930 – Dec. 2015) a.k.a. the Yodelking.

 Yodeling is a form of singing that involves singing with repeated changes in pitch from the chest register to the head register without using words that mean anything. As described this way, yodeling is spread worldwide. It is especially in mountainous and inaccessible regions that natural yodeling communication forms have developed in order to communicate from one hill to the other or to bring in the cows. Although yodeling was probably being used back in the Stone Age, the choir singing of the yodeling songs only developed in the 19th century.

[Via: myswitzerland.com]

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