Trying out a new echolocation click
I like this method because the volume can be very soft or very loud depending on where you are and what you need. Also, it is a very easy sound to make and can be made several times in a second without much effort. I find that making the beacon sound more often, gives you a better resolution on the big picture. All of our senses are based on recognizing the changes from one moment to the next. Sound, taste, sight, touch, and smell are all based on a change in perception. Echolocation is the same way. There is a little more to it than that, but in some ways we are simply looking to distinguish the differences and changes in our environment, from one click to the next. By making sounds closer together, we get a picture with finer detail. Bats and dolphins make their beacon sound up to 200 times per second, and killer whales do it up to 500 times a second!
You can play with the frequency of this beacon by adjusting the shape of your mouth and it can be quite high if the corners of the mouth are spread wide, and generally higher frequencies give better response. so remember to smile while training!
As always, I would love to hear comments from you on your thoughts and experiences!