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This is a very nice and useful video, Sam. I look forward to more of them. There are so many books available with large lists of multiphonics that they can be overwhelming. One of the many useful things that I learned from Ned Rothenberg is that I can find my own multiphonics by experimenting, rather than relying on the lists found in books.For example, low C fingering can produce a number of multiphonics that are easy to use. The one that you showed with the raised 4 finger speaks the most easily, but I've found that I can also raise finger 5, finger 6, fingers 4 and 5, fingers 4 and 6, and fingers 5 and 6 to get distinct multiphonics that are all based on the low C fingering.I hope you're doing well and I hope to see and play with you sometime soon!
Hi Heath, thanks for sharing. And yes, trial and error is the best way. Often times multi phonics are very set-up specific--which makes it even more necessary to find your own way. Best!