I need advice on how to hit high D on soprano sax as im really struggling thanks
im using a la voz medium soft reed, still struggle to get that high D sound, just comes out lowHow do you practice something you can't do?
If the bottom end is comfortable and easy, going up a step to a harder reed may help. I bought my first sop about a year ago. The trouble I had was imagining the note and letting it happen in the mouth. It's so high I wanted to tighten and push and strain for it. If you reduce the oral cavity to match the note, keep the embouchure the same as for lower notes, don't blow too hard and let it speak. Once it's speaking you can develop it. Try sliding up to it in untongued semi tones.
its not leaking, i use la voz medium soft reeds, i can hit top c easy just top d is impossible, comes out low like speaker key isnt onHi Simon
Welcome to the cafe, why not go and introduce yourself in the doorbell section.
I am sure you will get lots of advice shortly.
If you're sure the horn isn't faulty (I struggled with one that was leaking) sometimes it is just lots of practice.
i only play the soprano, when i play high d its like the speaker key dosnt work cos nothing high comes out, just a lower soundHi Simon welcome to the forum
How long have you been playing?
Do you play any other sax e.g. alto/tenor?
The Prof is right with practice it will come out and what jbtsax says above is good advice.
i started soprano cos its the nicest sounding saxophone... ive seen julian smith play and kenny g and love itThe soprano sax isn't the easiest of horns to play (if any of them are!). May aI ask why did you choose the sop ? And also - before Jeanette tells you! - go the to Doorbell and introduce yourself. Welcome!
i use la voz medium soft reedsOK. Be aware that the higher notes are harder to get. Play what you can, if you're up to high C already, you're doing well. Don't get hung up on high D, but keep working at it. Slightly harder reed will help, as will the other suggestions above. However don't go so hard on the reed that you lose the lower notes, strain or end up with really tired lips as a result.
And also - before Jeanette tells go the to Doorbell and introduce yourself. Welcome!
i started soprano cos its the nicest sounding saxophone... ive seen julian smith play and kenny g and love it