Swiss university offers a new degree - in yodeling

posted by Eric Paulsen -

Looks like the famous Swiss singing style - also popular in Austria, Germany, in Ricola commercials and in my opinion with Shakira in some of her lyrics during "Hips Don't Lie" from a while back - will be something people can earn a degree in at the esteemed Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Luasa) in Switzerland. Lucerne will run a three-year bachelor's degree and a two-year master's, starting with the 2018-19 academic year. 

Yodeling is a form of singing which involves wobbling the voice up and down in a rapid change of pitch. Swiss herdsmen would traditionally use it to communicate in the mountains; it was later adopted by musicians for its entertainment potential. 

Find out more here. And hey, since it's so Swiss, maybe schools around Monroe will follow suit soon!

Here's a sample of some Swiss yodeling. Perfect for the office!

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