quarter tone on alto sax

Discussion in 'Playing' started by oudai, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. oudai

    oudai New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Positive Ratings:
    +10
    Hi everyone

    good mooring ..


    any one knows what is the fingering for quarter tone ? we use the quarter tone a lot in my country music ..

    with best of regards ,,,
     
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads - quarter tone Forum Date
    Tone Saxaphone tone problem Playing Aug 13, 2017
    Practice routine Playing Mar 27, 2017
    Sax Appeal! Playing Feb 26, 2017

  3. MandyH

    MandyH Sax-Mad fiend!

    Messages:
    2,797
    Location:
    The Malverns, Worcs
    Positive Ratings:
    +1,356
    Fingering?
    I suspect you'll need to lip up or down to get there.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. spike

    spike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,068
    Location:
    Half way up a hill
    Positive Ratings:
    +783
    Bend it like Beckham, perhaps?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Targa

    Targa Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,838
    Location:
    KIC 8462852
    Positive Ratings:
    +5,396
    Only if you're a girl.
     
  6. Jazzaferri

    Jazzaferri Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,685
    Location:
    Victoria BC Canada
    Positive Ratings:
    +872
    Embouchure changes will do it. Start with practicing on your mouthpiece alone. When you learn to play an octave on your mouthpiece without biting down on the reed you will have the basic idea down. Then you just have to practice on the full instrument.
     
  7. jbtsax

    jbtsax old and opinionated

    Messages:
    5,301
    Location:
    Beautiful Springville, Utah USA
    Positive Ratings:
    +6,399
    • Informative & Useful Informative & Useful x 2
  8. oudai

    oudai New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Positive Ratings:
    +10
    thanks guys for your advice ans support
     
  9. spike

    spike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,068
    Location:
    Half way up a hill
    Positive Ratings:
    +783
    As always excellent professional advice from jbt. :thumb:
    For country sax listen to Bill Evans (sax) with Bèla Fleck
    For Bill Evans would be the Soulgrass album
    and for Bèla Fleck and the Flecktones just look for anything where Bill Evans is on there.
    May not be your idea of "Country" but "Yee haw and Hallelujah".
     
  10. BUMNOTE

    BUMNOTE Senior Member

    Messages:
    479
    Location:
    Wolverhampton West Midlands
    Positive Ratings:
    +146
    Too many cowboys on here!!!!? ;)Bumnote.
     
  11. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Chief of Stuff Cafe Moderator

    Messages:
    9,649
    Location:
    Sunny Southampton
    Positive Ratings:
    +4,227
    The bending of notes is easiest higher up, so higher saxophones like soprano can work really well for arabic and/or klezmer styles. As mentioned, the lip/throat techniques are probably more useful than actual 1/4 tone fingerings.
     
    • Informative & Useful Informative & Useful x 1
  12. altissimo

    altissimo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,497
    Location:
    leicester
    Positive Ratings:
    +1,857
    microtonal fingerings for woodwind have been around for a few decades, Bruno Bartolozzi's New Sounds For Woodwind may have been the first publication that covered this area, but alas the saxophone isn't included in that book and most quartertone compositions for woodwind seem to be for clarinet or flute.
    Joe Maneri was the pioneer of microtonal jazz sax playing, but there aren't any good examples of his playing freely available - most of the stuff on youtube is of his clarinet playing.
    So here's what can be gleaned from the internet

    Blog » 24-tone (quarter tone) scale on Saxophone (by Tony Hicks)

    L a r s M o l l e r . c o m

    http://www.johanvanderlinden.com/saxophone-quarter-tone.pdf

    Quarter-tone production on the saxophone.

    Claude Delangle - Quarter Tones Fingering Chart

    Introduction to Quarter Tones - Quarter Tone Saxophone

    128 notes per octave - 128 notes per octave on the saxophone: How I did it and why!


    View: https://youtu.be/t6fovlV3vuI
     
    • Informative & Useful Informative & Useful x 2
  13. aldevis

    aldevis Surrealist Contributor. Cafe Moderator

    Messages:
    11,030
    Location:
    London
    Positive Ratings:
    +5,962
    When I mention "the country I come from", I mean Italy, not Willie Nelson.
    Albeit I would love to hear quarter tones sing-alongs at a truck drivers' gathering in Dubuque (IA)
     
    • Funny Funny x 1

Share This Page #cafesaxophone