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Questionable overtones.

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does it matter if my Bb up to C overtones are sharp? the purpose of overtones is to match your normal tone to the does it matter if the intonation is off? my low Bb is always at least 15 cents sharp and my middle Bb is always either in tune or if not it is flat. so im just wondering if that matters.

Oh and do sub tones have the same concept as overtones........i was told that overtones are showing you the true tone of your instrument and that those sub tones might be showing the same thing.

So if someone could get back to me on these things i would really appreciate it.

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the overtones are not always going to match pitch. The high A produced on a D fingering for example doesn't match well pitch-wise. My understanding and approach is that you are matching purity of sound/tone, and keeping the airstream consistent enough so that you do not crack pitch, when moving from overtone to fingered pitch and back
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