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Hearing overtones on a single note?

So I bought myself an actual professional recording microphone this past week, and I was messing around, doing some lines from some of my favorite songs, and I tried out a bit of the falsetto note in Jeff Buckley's rendition of "Hallelujah". When I played back the recording, I noticed a strong, whistling overtone. I thought it could possibly have just been feedback from being too close to the mic, so I stepped back and did it again. Same thing: clear overtone. Normally I can't hear them, so I was surprised that a single note could possess such a strong overtone without any harmony to help. Not sure what I'm doing differently if anything, and I have no idea how to make overtones on purpose. Just thought it was kind of neat.


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