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Towel down the bell

Tommy Ng

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I feel that i can play better low notes with a towel down the bell.

Does it make sense to you?? :confused:
 

dooce

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Sonny Rollins did a trick sticking his knee into the bell on low notes - whether that was because it made them easier, changed the tone or was just good old-fashioned showmanship, I've no idea!
 

Tommy Ng

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I do find that a little bit of resistance on the bell does help the low notes.
 

Tommy Ng

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http://www.saxophones.co.uk/acatalog/info_2809.html


Also included are a series of small floating balls to be placed inside bell used to strengthen low notes (this is a variation on the old trick of putting a cork in the bow of a sax & assists with a low register problem some players had experienced with earlier versions of the Sax mute).

Floating balls :confused:
 
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kevgermany

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Sonny Rollins did a trick sticking his knee into the bell on low notes - whether that was because it made them easier, changed the tone or was just good old-fashioned showmanship, I've no idea!

I think it's to get low A.
 

Kas

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I think it's to get low A.

I've been doing that for years. You can get a Low A on a Bari (or any other if you can reach) by fingering the Bb and covering the bell with your knee. It's a bit awkward at first but is a lot cheaper than a new horn ;}
 

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