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    Default How to growl on the high fork F?

    Eric Marienthal explains it in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_vmP...EFDEDCBDE48D4B

    I'm going to try to get somebody to translate, but I would appreciate it if anybody here could help me with this.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: How to growl on the high fork F?

    He's describing a multiphonic I think from what I can make out in amongst all that French? overdub.

    If someone can voice a Fork F (Front F) fingering F note cleanly, then Eric just says to lower the lip a bit and it brings in one of the lower tones into the mix and therefore becomes a multiphonic.

    Don't forget, a clean Fork F fingering F note, is a higher overtone and there are tones beneath it that a player eliminates or disturbs to get the Fork F fingering F note clean sounding but these lower beneath tones can be brought back in and result in a multiphonic and higher tones can also be brought in as well for multiphonics.

    Humming a note while playing a Fork F etc is another thing that is also used a fair bit.

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    Default Re: How to growl on the high fork F?

    It helps to NOT use the octave key to split F and F#.

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    Default Re: How to growl on the high fork F?

    +1 for Humming. I prefer to call the resultant sound a buzz rather than a growl, but it is very effective.

    John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legitalto View Post
    It helps to NOT use the octave key to split F and F#.
    Wow, I'll have to try this!
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    Default Re: How to growl on the high fork F?

    Quote Originally Posted by legitalto View Post
    It helps to NOT use the octave key to split F and F#.
    +1 it may be easier to initially hit the note with the octave key, but in my experience the resulting tone isn't as rich as without the octave key
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