The fourth and final theme of ”The Indoor Yodeling Video Series”, which is continuing due to the CVD situation, is “Yodel, which can be found in popular music around the world”.
Until now, “The Indoor Yodeling Video Series” has made and proceeded all the videos in advance, but this time, the contents are so vast that we are still making separate videos, and new regrets continue to occur in the meantime.
I start with an honest confession that the plan to look through all the music with yodels from around the world is likely to lead to very reckless results.
There are many reasons, but first, there are really too many yodels in the world, and the more I dig for forgotten or hidden yodels, the more too many and new yodels are constantly coming out. Secondly, there were many lyrics that implied expressions that were too difficult to handle translation with my poor English skills. So, as a result, it seems that this time also annoyed many of my global yodel friends. It was a task that couldn’t be challenged without their help. I would like to express my appreciation and sorry to the Yodelers around the world for their hard work.
As I confessed earlier, it seems that I can only introduce yodels that are less than a handful to scan the whole world, and even though I wanted to introduce, there were quite a few songs that I couldn’t do due to my language limitations. I don’t think I can guarantee at this time whether such songs can be introduced later or not.
In addition, all the songs introduced are basically uploaded with permission through direct contact with the musicians and related parties, and songs that were not contacted or had already passed away and could not find a way to contact them were conducted in accordance with the YouTube copyright policy.
As mentioned at the beginning, the theme of the series is ‘Yodels found in popular music around the world’. Since it is aimed at the general public who is interested in yodels at least a little more than the established yodelers, the two major &traditional genres of yodels : ‘Alpine ‘ and ‘Western’, are not mentioned in this series. Maybe it’s a vain greedy, but I want to show many people how much yodel is distributed around the world.
In fact, as I proceeded in this way, the tendency of the standards to be jagged in various ways seems to gradually increase, and it has caused quite a lot of confusion by myself. When everything is done, I’m just trying to feel a little more comfortable that I’ll be able to give new insights into a clearer standard.
This series starts in Korea. In other words, starting with the appearance of the yodel in Asian popular music, it will move to the Americas and finally end in Europe.
Meanwhile, the region deliberately turned away from this series is Africa. The decisive reason is that I cannot decipher the African language at all, and I still lack the overall level of knowledge to see African yodelings. Talking about the local yodel will be the next task, but I feel choked at the idea that it is too large to assure whether it can be handled.
In addition, it could hardly handle the yodels of Latin America. It is also the reason similar to the previous region, but my personal research itself is too small to compare with the previous region, so it is a frank confession that the correlation between popular music with yodels in Latin America is unknown at this time.
However, I cannot say that I introduced all the yodels from popular music in Asia, North America and Europe. There may be countries that are introduced more intensively, but there are others that were intentionally ignored, and others that were not introduced because I don’t know about it.
In summary, the global distribution of yodels is so wide and deep. It seems like many yodels are shining like stars in the night sky. There are certainly many yodels that sparkle so brightly, but because of the limitations of our vision or because they are too far away.
In the end, I will introduce only the yodel that glitters in front of my eyes, but this series seems to be going on quite a long time. It seems that it will take at least 6 to 9 months for the series to be completed, and maybe until World Yodel Day next year. Even as I am writing this article, I am very questioned whether this reckless yodeling series, which continues to cause confusion in the concept arrangement, will end well, but nevertheless, I will boldly raise the anchor!
In principle, what I want to say through this series is to think once more about what similarities and differences exist between the world we dream of and the real world.
Each individual is a descendant of someone and belongs to a country or people, and at the same time, they are all one and the same human and citizen of the world.
Why do I like yodels? Why does someone else in another world like my favorite yodel as like me?
World Yodel Day tries to create a time to think once more about the commonalities and differences of all of us in the common human language called Yodel. If you are also interested, let’s explore together!