Exploring Overtones by Whistling

You can see that the resonances of your formants line up with the overtones of your sound by using vocal fry alongside the sung note (this trick is discussed by Donald Miller). You can also see and hear that the strengthened overtone is a recognizable member of the scale by whistling alongside the spectrum. Here is a scetch of what your spectrogram might look like:


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