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Altissimo Bb

jazzsurfer

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Hi - I am using Pete's fingering for altissimo Bb on tenor but it's a bit hit and miss. I can usually hit it if I give the note a 'kick' by hitting the easier A first and then quickly removing the top and bottom fingers to get the Bb ?

Does anyone else do this too - or am i cheating ?


Regards
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Not sure what Pete's fingering is without looking, but i use the G key (bottom one on the top stack) + side C, you can get away without using the side C but i find it gives better intonation....
 

ArtyLady

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I use the D palm key - some of mine are still hit and miss I think it's a case of keep plodding on with it til it's secure :thumb:
 

jazzsurfer

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Not sure what Pete's fingering is without looking, but i use the G key (bottom one on the top stack) + side C, you can get away without using the side C but i find it gives better intonation....
Hi - Thanks for this. It works a treat on my Martin tenor and is very stable
 

aldevis

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Adding or not RH D# might make the note more or less stable.
I personally add the D LH palm to the A fingering that works better.
 
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