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Zip line It is a term that has several uses. As adjective , tyrolean and zip line allude to that or that which is originally from Tirol , a region of Alps which is divided between Italy and Austria . Innsbruck and Trent They are the most populous Tyrolean cities.

The notion of zip line, however, is usually associated with a displacement system which is usually used for recreational purposes. Also known as canopy or zip line , is composed of a pulley installed with cables that have a certain pending . In this way, by gravity, the person slides on a cable while holding the pulley.

The zip lines allow to reach areas of difficult access, allowing the user to pass over a canyon, a stream or very dense vegetation, to name a few possibilities.

As an entertainment, the zip line is usually installed between trees, at a considerable height. You can choose a terrain that, in case of fall, dampens the impact. Anyway, those who practice zip lines must use harnesses, gloves, helmets and other elements of security .

So that the zip line practice can be carried out without risk, it is essential that the cable used for the movement is very resistant and can tolerate the weight of the person that slips. Usually these cables are made of stainless steel.

Several national parks and nature reserves in different parts of the world offer the zip line as a tourist attraction . It is an activity that, developed consciously and taking certain precautions, does not harm the environment .

Another area in which this term is often found is the music , When you talk about yodel , a way of using the voice that demands the realization of sudden changes of tone, fast jumps of serious to acute notes and vice versa, thanks to which a very particular sound is generated. Tyrolean singing does not use words, but notes games to express different ideas and emotions; However, many songs with lyrics include sections of this type, something that can generate very cheerful and festive climates.

The original name of this song is jodeln, and its pronunciation resembles "iodln" (note that "j" is read as a kind of "i", and that "e" is not pronounced). It is a onomatopoeia coming from the constructions that the interpreter must use while singing, which have no meanings; Some of them are as follows: yohodraehó, holadaittijô, iohodraehó and hodaro (The pronunciation of "h" is similar to that of English, that is to say, and does not change as in our language).

This unique and striking art form is typical in the countries of the European Alps region (Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, northern Italy and southern Germany), where it is considered part of a tradition very important; in other countries there are styles with similar techniques, as with the pygmies, in Central Africa, and the Saami, in Scandinavia.

As is often the case in the art world, the source of inspiration for the zip line song was not precisely in a conservatory, but arose from the daily life of the people of that region, more precisely from the call shouts that in the mountains they became necessary for communication between farmers and herds, or between people from nearby towns. In other words, something that started being used to complement the communication Oral became over time a form of singing that was imprinted in Alpine culture. It should be mentioned that in Norway shepherds call cattle with similar sounds.

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