Hey everyone. It's been a while but I was curious how everyone here learned to play the altissimo notes on the sax(specifically tenor). I want to do a note a day and learn alternate fingerings as well.
Brilliant analogyI think a note a day might be a bit optimistic. They are elusive little beggars, altissimo notes. Until you've mastered them, one day they'll ring out and the next - just squawks.
I sympathise with those scientists looking for particles with the Large Hadron Collider. You know they are in their somewhere and if you get the conditions just right, they will be revealed for a millionth of a second - just like finding altissimo......
Yes, quite important to become familiar with front E & F, what fingering are you using for the G ? i find front B + the high F# works well on my Selmer, regarding embouchure i used to really pucker up and even screw my eye's up to get up there, but you know that just wont do anything apart from make your lips bleed, what you need to do is firstly blow a G below so you can "visualize" how it will sound, keep your throat open, push from your diaphragm (not simply blow) and it should happen....one thing when you get it hang on to it as long as you can without it cracking and feel your diaphragm controlling it, try adding a bit of vibrato to really get your confidence up! good look.Im looking at playing altissimo. Ive mastered the alternate E and F fingering but the G seems to be a distant (and slightly non existent) sound.... if anything at all comes out. Do you need tight or loose embouchure? Im struggling