...call me stupid (and many people do) but I have only just discovered a great (and it seems almost secret) way to help those difficult lower altissimo notes come out easier, and sound fuller.
I have played the sax for 35 years, but had very little contact with other players for the vast...
...a round button : not a big deal .
It has no front F key which is a problem . Top register E & F I would always use the fork fingering..
Altissimo is a different matter . I'm very much winging it which is fun...making up my own fingerings ; overblowing notes to acheive others and then using...
The baritone sax is not only a low range instrument. It can produce a singing altissimo register, that I personally find fascinating.
In this video I showed an exercise to improve control and eveness of timbre while crossing "the break", the transition between the high range and the altissimo, a...
After receiving some private messages and emails I decided to share with you the fingerings that I use to play altissimo on baritone.
The range that I play goes from altissimo G up to "double altissimo"(I don't know how to call it...) G.
So you have a full octave of altissimo fingerings here.
Hi, I want to share with you the altissimo fingerings that I use on tenor sax.
Range : from altissimo G up to F
For me these fingerings work great, good tuning and simple positions.
Let me know what do you think.
Do you use different positions?
If you want to follow my channel I upload one...
Hi, this is an exercise that I like to do to improve altissimo control and eveness of register from bottom to top.
I did it on baritone, my trusty Conn12M, of course you can do this exercise with every horn.
It could be good even for developing ear traning for specific intervals.
I played the...
I'm rubbish at Altissimo. Palm keys are as high as I get. Occasionally I try a few and stumble, so I give up. In honesty, I've not really dedicated much time to them because I reckon I've got far more pressing things to get under my fingers first.
I understand there is a connection between...
Here's another short video reflecting my experience with trying to learn altissimo.
Hopefully this might reduce the suffering for one or two out there who are trying to learn this at the moment.
Please feel free to offer constructive criticism on...
By using the palm keys on my soprano sax I can get the altissimo E, F & F# notes. However, when I try to get any of those notes using the simpler fingerings all I get is a muffled sound with an indiscernible pitch!? E.g. to get altissimo E using the alternative simpler fingerings, I press the...
Hello! I have been busy for a while but glad to get back to the Café!
I have found that the best way for me to hit altissimo G is:
Left hand: octave key, first finger, third finger
Right hand: first finger, pinky Eb key, Bb palm key
I have seen a lot of other players do this as well and it is...
As some of you may remember, I am having a devil of a time when trying to play altissimo.
After finally popping my first high G, I am having problems duplicating the feat.
The odd thing is that in many instances I cannot play it the entire time I practice (at least an hour a day) but when I...
Hello you saxy people!
I am curious as to how you fellow saxophonists achieved the altissimo A? My tutor said I should extend my jaw, use lots of air and blow that air upwards.
Any other tips to achieve this note?
I know some people say certain mouthpieces make altissimo easier than others, but in the bike world journos will say 'this bike makes wheelies easy'. However, if you can't already wheelie then it doesn't matter what bike you're riding, rendering their comments meaningless (and cliché ;)).
You get high E by playing G and high F key. Then F by taking off the G finger. Now take off the A finger. What do you get? I guess it is in the next octave. Seems very high. Tried to upload but mp3 uploads not allowed.
how would you suggest I finger from F#3 to F#2?
Is there an alternative (harmonic?) way of fingering for Altissimo F# (or even for top F#)? Currently the middle finger of my right hand is needed for both notes but on different side keys, and I am struggling with co-ordination (not to mention...
I would like any help at all with my altissimo F#
So I`m playing men at work . who can it be now , main sax riff.
I need to play D# A# B F# B A#. I can do it .
That's not the problem .
So the fingering is to jump from the B then hold down top F ,B ,A keys (left hand ) and F# key...
I'm self-taught (country living) so I can't take lessons. I have a Yamaha YAS 23 Alto sax, and find the only way to hit the front high E, F, F# is to move my lower lip far forward. It doesn't seem a natural position. Do you have any tips? I use Richo 2.5 natural reeds.
I'm trying to master a piece that uses F, F# and G# altissimo (3 and 4 ledger lines above the stave)
I've looked at the TamingTheSaxophone sheet and the F and F# come out lovely with, dare I say it, not a bad tone
However, I can't move from the F# fingering (aux F + Left2 + SK3) to the G#...
There are many sounds made by a sax in expert hands and more by beginners. Has anyone exploited the use of teeth on the reed? Very easy to get a high pitch glissando for instance.
BTW I have no connection with manufacturers of reeds - honestogod