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Browsing Archive: December, 2015

Advanced Split-tone applications

Posted by mattbarbier on Thursday, December 31, 2015,

On the whole, the following exercises are based off of 3:2 split-tones [tones split from the 3rd partial down to the 2nd]. This is because they can often be a solid base when exploring various manipulations of the split-tone. 3:2 provide a reliable groundwork for two primary reasons.

First, given that the 3:2 split-tone is the lowest traditional split-tone, there is nowhere for the split to fall if pushed out of focus and lost when exploring these extensions. With higher split-tones, ...

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Split-tone Basics

Posted by mattbarbier on Thursday, December 31, 2015,

Section 1A: What is a split-tone?

A split-tone is a type of lip multiphonic achieved by splitting the embouchure between two adjacent partials, creating a dyad-based multiple sonority on a brass instrument. Lip multiphonics differ from voice multiphonics in that they are multiple sonority created entirely by the player's lips- as opposed to the more common voice multiphonics, which is a combination of singing and playing. This book focused primarily on split-tones as they are main techniq...

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