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Thread #128145   Message #2866020
Posted By: Jack Campin
17-Mar-10 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Finger in Ear - what's all that about?
Subject: RE: Finger in Ear - what's all that about?
Muslim reciters sometimes do something different:

call to prayer in Hawaii

That isn't round the ear, and it isn't exactly cupped hands acting like a loudhailer either. This guy is doing the same:

Kamal Uddin

Surely in something like this it has more to do with emotion than sound?

Qari Abdul Basit

Whereas this singer (probably needing to throw his voice over an immense distance, to the far side of the market area) has one hand on his ear and the other acting as a reflector for projection:

singer from Sarajevo