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Altissimo G& G sharp.

compound

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Hi,
I was practicing the other day and found an easier way to produce the G&G sharp Altissimo notes. I just played the normal fingering for G and using harmonics got a perfect G then to get Gsharp just added the side high F sharp key, which is the only one that would work on my horn which is a B/W Bronze Tenor.This will probably vary from horn to horn, and as i've found out from mouthpiece to mouthpiece.I could use this fingering with or without the octave key, i used it because all other altissimo notes use it and it keeps it simple, also it's an easy move to altissimo A. I found for me anyway it's more reliable. Hope it helps someone who may be having problems with the other finger pattern's.
Rob.
 

daveysaxboy

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For the best G which is the worst altissimo to get to speak clear just play a B with octave key on then add your side F SHARP key,perfect G everytime and i mean everytime.
 

jonf

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For the best G which is the worst altissimo to get to speak clear just play a B with octave key on then add your side F SHARP key,perfect G everytime and i mean everytime.
Spot on Davey. Brilliant fingering for alt G. Never used it before, always found this the hardest of the altissimo notes. Not now, blows a dream on my Yani tenor.
 

daveysaxboy

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Spot on Davey. Brilliant fingering for alt G. Never used it before, always found this the hardest of the altissimo notes. Not now, blows a dream on my Yani tenor.
Hey ho,there you go fella.I used the normal altissimo G for many years,hit and miss but once i was at our Birdmans place ,Studiosaxophones and he mentioned it.Never looked back on them dreaded G's.Of course you need a top F Sharp key on your sax for this to work but i have played modern horns for about 10 years now so no problem,glad it helped out.
 

compound

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Hi Davey,
Only got chance to try that fingering for alt G today, works great nice one mate. I also had a look on your myspace, wow what a great band your with now. Great playing from you and the rest of the guys, sounds very professional, i think you have the perfect set up for your Tenor now, though i bet you change it again. Best of luck with the Band i think your on a winner there.
Rob.
 

daveysaxboy

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Hi Davey,
Only got chance to try that fingering for alt G today, works great nice one mate. I also had a look on your myspace, wow what a great band your with now. Great playing from you and the rest of the guys, sounds very professional, i think you have the perfect set up for your Tenor now, though i bet you change it again. Best of luck with the Band i think your on a winner there.
Rob.
Glad to help,yes thats my wedding band outfit,back to that but hey its a good gig,great crack.Just got back today from a original jazz recording session,6 original songs me and my jazz duo mate have written,very wacky but its what we like most,used my new setup and very pleased with the out come,not for the faint hearted.
 

bluetone

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Hey ho,there you go fella.I used the normal altissimo G for many years,hit and miss but once i was at our Birdmans place ,Studiosaxophones and he mentioned it.Never looked back on them dreaded G's.Of course you need a top F Sharp key on your sax for this to work but i have played modern horns for about 10 years now so no problem,glad it helped out.
Does this work on an alto?
 

rhysonsax

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For the best G which is the worst altissimo to get to speak clear just play a B with octave key on then add your side F SHARP key,perfect G everytime and i mean everytime.
I don't often venture up there - no head for heights, but I know I should. Anything that makes it easier is very welcome.

Is that the one finger B or the all fingers (low) B ? And I guess from what you say later that it is the high F# (the key fitted only to some saxes) ?

Rhys
 
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