- Pittsburgh P.A.
Well after switching to a new lesson book and reading a bit further in "the art of saxophone playing" I realized that my left hand was positioned wrong. It described the thumb as being across the thumb rest, I took this to mean horizontal, but it looks now like the thumb should be vertical. This does help with reaching certain keys, but now my thumb keeps wanting to push on the sax when I go from C or move from G to A to C and my fingers slip out of place and tend to want to spread out. Outside of practice fingering any suggestions that might help me improve on this?