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I've been doing some exercises from Top Tones in the overtones sections and I can't seem to get some of the higher overtones out. For example while holding low Bb I can get the next Bb an octave higher and then the F after that, but no matter how hard I try i can't seem to get the next Bb (2 Octaves). I don't exactly know how hard/easy this is meant to be. What are some techniques which may help me improve with the higher overtones?

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Try "slurring" from a high Bb fingered with bis or 1 and 4 and then very quickly change your fingering to low Bb - keep the air stream going. The trick to overtones is that, for me anyway, they're not as physically difficult as they seem - they just take awhile to "feel" Try singing the note you're aiming for also. It's all about pre-hearing the pitch and learning how to position your tongue and larynx. Patience is KEY. Happy honking!
 

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Here is a cheat,
while fingering the low Bb,when you get the F,try lifting the low C key.
 
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