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Hi
I'm not able to obtain the 4th armonic (3th overtone) on D.
No problem with Bb, B, C, C#, but when I try on D an D# it seems to be impossible to obtain it. Than no problem on E, E# an so on.
I've tried with two different mouthpieces and two different tenor sax, but the problem is the same. :?
Any suggestions?
 

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mattbutler said:
Try playing the fundamental that matches it first. That way you have it in your ears.

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Agreed--Try slurring between the standard fingering for the note that you're attempting (high D, in this case), and the fundamental having that as its 4th overtone (low D here), keeping the same pitch:
High D-Low D-High D (maintaining high D throughout). This exercise makes sure that you hear the goal note, and also "tricks" the horn into staying on the pitch, if you finger quickly and precisely enough.
Good luck!
 

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I'v got it.
Reading on the book "Voicing" I find that I have to depress the lo C#. They call this tecnique "venting"
 
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