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One of the things I've been working on as a supplement to regular long tones is the overtone series. In particular I'm looking at getting the regular fingerings (particularly C3 - F3) to match the overtones, which I find easier to get a much fuller sound on. That got me to wondering:

Is there anyone who regularly uses the overtones INSTEAD of the standard fingerings in the upper register? Just as a matter of curiosity, but I'd be interested in seeing if there's anyone who actually does.
 

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No. After practicing overtones, my palm key notes sound nearly identical to the overtones.
 

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It's highly impractical to do. Unless you are trying to achieve some sort of affect to the sound. Or even doing a sort of false fingering deal.

But I agree with Hak, The purpose of practicing those overtones is to open up your throat for the regular fingerings of the higher register and then working your way into the altissimo range.
 
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