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When I play certain overtones and/or altissimo notes the area behind my ears, the front part of my head, and another area in my forehead feels like it's being electrocuted or punched. I mean the 'electrocuted' part literally and do actually have something to compare it to (I caught my wet head in a bare wire when I was approx. 24 years old). It feels like if I hold the note for long I'll fall or pass out. Is this normal? Have I found the coveted 'brown note'?
 

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Reedsplinter said:
And if so, how much of the original lacquer is still on it?
Tee Hee...

Seriously though, I don't think what you're experiencing is too odd. When I play certain overtones (especially on low Bb), I get some weird skull resonance too. You could just be hitting some resonant frequency just right. Does it ever make your ears itch? That's the what happens to me...dunno how else to describe it.
 

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mattbutler said:
When I play certain overtones and/or altissimo notes the area behind my ears, the front part of my head, and another area in my forehead feels like it's being electrocuted or punched. I mean the 'electrocuted' part literally and do actually have something to compare it to (I caught my wet head in a bare wire when I was approx. 24 years old). It feels like if I hold the note for long I'll fall or pass out. Is this normal? Have I found the coveted 'brown note'?
Wow.

Brown note, what brown note?
 

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playing low Bb on a Bass sax made my eyes go all funny.
 
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