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Crazy new overtone exercise (Everything Saxophone)

zannad

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You slur directly from one overtone to its neighbor just as notated in the example. The example focuses on the Bb series, though you can certainly do it on other series as well. There are actually no overtones between the notes shown in the example, unless you switch fundamental fingerings. For this exercise you are not switching fingerings at all though.

As far as a recording goes, I'll be recording these for my upcoming book and the sound clips will be available free on my site. It should only be a matter of a week or two before those are up.
 

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I did try this afternoon; not having the score in front of me I assumed the starting was above the third octave - so basically I played from as far higher I could go (about a 7th above the top Bb shown on the score)...I've found no problems in "slurring" from that high (more of a glissando), but I haven't tested the exercise properly and I believe is going to be trickier the lower we go (that depends on what is meant by "slurring", that's why I'd like to hear a recording)- next time I'll try again from that top Bb.
 
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The recordings are actually on my plate today as long as the reeds cooperate. But as long as you hold down the same low note fundamental fingering and slur up and down between consecutive intervals, no breaking the air stream, and no tonguing, then you're doing it correctly.
 

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