Music comes down from the tall Alpine mountain, echoing through the valleys, and into the villages that dot the valley floor. Vigorous and melodic, the music continues for miles.
Yodeling is a form of singing that exists in countries worldwide. It started as a forming of ‘yelling’ for lack of a better word. The word ‘yodel’ came from a German Bavaria word jodeln, with the jo given the yo sound.
It was a way of communicating through long distances in the Alpine valleys, since the high-low-high-low sound bounces around and off the rocks. Think of riding in a school bus, and you can see how the yodel would travel through the valley.
The letter Y is for “yodeling”. Can you think what Z will bring?