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Alto Sax Full Fingering Chart

-Anton-

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Hi everyone! Recently when learning a new song I discovered that the fingerchart I have is actually missing a load of notes. I thought it had them all. Wasn't that an eye opener haha! I found a chart that as far as I know has them all, but it wasn't laid out brilliantly (the scale didn't flow very well) so I jiggled it around so it goes from low at the bottom to high at the top, and makes more sense. You've probably all got a fingerchart, but if it possibly helps even 1 person then it's worth posting.

If you knowledgeable folk want to make sure it's all correct, that would be great :)

Thanks

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Hi everyone! Recently when learning a new song I discovered that the fingerchart I have is actually missing a load of notes. I thought it had them all. Wasn't that an eye opener haha! I found a chart that as far as I know has them all, but it wasn't laid out brilliantly (the scale didn't flow very well) so I jiggled it around so it goes from low at the bottom to high at the top, and makes more sense. You've probably all got a fingerchart, but if it possibly helps even 1 person then it's worth posting.

If you knowledgeable folk want to make sure it's all correct, that would be great :)

Thanks

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Is it my eyes or is the high d wrong?
 
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-Anton-

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Is it my eyes or is the high d wrong?
Nah, I'm pretty sure that's right. Its what I've been playing, and it goes in line with a video I saw on YouTube when learning the best way to play it. The last lever is at the front and about a cm lower
 

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Nah, I'm pretty sure that's right. Its what I've been playing, and it goes in line with a video I saw on YouTube when learning the best way to play it. The last lever is at the front and about a cm lower
Must be the way I'm looking at it then because the high d* and e also look wrong to me
 

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Keep blowing is right, either the chart is laid out oddly or it's incorrect for the top D, E, and Eb.
Top D should be octave key and the lowest left-hand palm key.
Top Eb should be that same thing but with the second left-hand palm key added on.
Top E should be The same fingering as top E but with the highest right-hand palm key added on.
All the other notes are done correctly.
 

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Keep blowing is right, either the chart is laid out oddly or it's incorrect for the top D, E, and Eb.
Top D should be octave key and the lowest left-hand palm key.
Top Eb should be that same thing but with the second left-hand palm key added on.
Top E should be The same fingering as top E but with the highest right-hand palm key added on.
All the other notes are done correctly.
I'm glad you said that I thought I must my eyes
 
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Ah, I guess you lot are used to the 3 'teardrop' symbols rather than the lever type things on this sheet? I just went with height. This one is middle height, must be what it means. Fresh eyes I guess ;)
 

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Ah, I guess you lot are used to the 3 'teardrop' symbols rather than the lever type things on this sheet? I just went with height. This one is middle height, must be what it means. Fresh eyes I guess ;)
My eyes are very old and don't really work properly
 

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Ah, I guess you lot are used to the 3 'teardrop' symbols rather than the lever type things on this sheet? I just went with height. This one is middle height, must be what it means. Fresh eyes I guess ;)
Press it and blow. If it sings Deeeeeee, you've got the right one :p You can also use the Palm D key without the Octave Key. Try it and see how it sounds compared with all fingers down and Octave key
 
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-Anton-

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Too my eyes it looks a weird lay out on the Horn, probably an optical delusion
Oh I did have to look at the sax to figure out the system, I won't lie. Its not exactly obvious.

Press it and blow. If it sings Deeeeeee, you've got the right one :p You can also use the Palm D key without the Octave Key. Try it and see how it sounds compared with all fingers down and Octave key
Oh many different finger combinations make a Deeeee for me sometimes. But I think that one is the right one ;)
 

tenorviol

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I'm with those who think the palm D representation on the diagram looks weird....
 

MandyH

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I agree it looks weird but I think it’s correct in as far as the D palm key is actually the “middle height” if viewing from precisely in front of the sax, the Eb key is then above us, and the E key below it.

Also, you could add in that a Bb (either middle line or above the stave) can be played as L1, R2 (without and with the Octave key)
 

ESJohn

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That is the same fingering chart that is in my Standard of Excellence, Book One. Even the fonts are the same. I think the source should be noted.
 
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