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SaxyMalcolm

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Anyone have any recomendations of what sites I should use for altissimo fingering charts?
And does anyone have any help on embouchoure for it?

The thing you need to work on for the altissimo range is your throat and tongue position by playing lots of harmonics and also mouthpiece practice, the fingering and embouchure are a lot less important,
 

dooce

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I've heard it on bari, and it just blows my mind because it sounds so cool when played right...

It does?? I would love to know where I could hear that! The extreme upper register on the bari mostly sounds just wrong to me, but I guess I'm just listening to the wrong examples.
 

Saxlicker

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It does?? I would love to know where I could hear that! The extreme upper register on the bari mostly sounds just wrong to me, but I guess I'm just listening to the wrong examples.

It certainly does.......
Have a listen to Ronnie Cuber.
You may find some 'east meets west' clips with The Gadd gang on you tube footage where the band do a lot of soul numbers with various instruments taking the vocal role through out performances also featuring the recently departed Cornel Dupree.
Better still go order the DVD and get the better quailty.
 
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baritonesax

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Saxlicker's recommendation of Ronnie Cuber with the Gadd Gang is a great one. Specifically, there's "Way Back Home" on YouTube where Ronnie plays a fabulous solo using the full range of the horn (and then some.)
 

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