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Bb (tenor) Trill

jazzsurfer

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Hi Everyone - Does anyone know how (Pete ?) how to do this Bb trill on attached little mp3 file ? It's from Waterbed Lou by Sax Gordon and he is growling away but he seems to trill the Bb note (tenor sax). I have tried various false fingerings for Bb but can't seem to work out how he does this.

Thanks for any advice/help
 
Not a trill, that's a Texas wobble (probably not the only name, but it's a common device in the Texas Tenor style). It's similar to a lip trill on brass instruments. Finger middle Eb but lift up the G finger. You can play either a Bb or a G with this fingering. Change from one to the other by changing your vocal shape, I feel it as oh-ee--oh-ee. After a while you'll be able to slur them together smoothly and quickly enough.
 
There it was!

Morgan is right. "Sax"Gordon Beadle also add a fluttertone when he blow that thrill. Sax Gordon was blowing into a big RPC mouthpiece (big chamber, no baffle) with Rico #5 (orange box) when I saw him last time. His sax is a Couf II (Keilwerth) with mark VI neck.

Thomas
 

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