Anyone play flute and saxophone?

Anyone play flute and saxophone?

    
Anyone play flute and saxophone?    19:31 on Wednesday, February 15, 2006          

schoolgirl0125
(613 points)
Posted by schoolgirl0125

A lot of ppl switch from saxophone to flute or the other way around. I play flute and I ALWAYS wanted to play the saxophone. I`ve been playing the flute for about 4 years. Is saxophone hard? I know that getting the right embrochure(can`t spell) is REALLY hard on the flute. I want to try the saxophone, but the last time i tried to blow in it..i couldn`t even get a sound right. I guess it`s because no one told me how to blow..or how to place your lips. so, is it hard?

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there's not a lot of saxophones in a band. The one i've been in had only 2 and like 25 flutes. In my school band we have WAY TOO MANY saxophones. Half the band is saxophones. Even though some ppl in our school, play with nasty sounds. I've heard really good saxophone ppl play..like jazz. i love jazz. yup.^^


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    23:06 on Wednesday, February 15, 2006          

cjbass
(180 points)
Posted by cjbass

Saxophone is actually pretty easy to play, but difficult to sound good (if that makes sence). If you play flute you shouldn`t have a problem playing sax, the fingerings are similar. I started playing flute and clarinet this year because I have to double on them as a Jazz major. Alot of saxophone parts have a flute or clarinet part in them. Have someone show you if you are interested its a great instrument to play, and it would only benefit you to learn another woodwind.

Good Luck
CJ


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    07:35 on Thursday, February 16, 2006          

Kym
(1 point)
Posted by Kym

Hey, flute is my first instrument and a few months ago my music teacher asked me if i fancied playing sax as a second instrument and the only thing that struck me was the breathing. After a few weeks of playing i was fine and it really helps your flute playing too just as long as you dont play both on the same day, you either find yourself having a good sax day or a good flute day. The embouchure isn`t that hard to get to grips with once you`ve played a few times. Good luck!


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    23:07 on Thursday, February 16, 2006          

cjbass
(180 points)
Posted by cjbass

Actually Flute is in the key of C, Tenor and Soprano are in the Key of Bb and Alto and Bari are in the key of Eb. Air shouldn`t really be an issue to you, if you already play flute, just remember to use warm are when you play, especially in the lower register. Like fogging up a window in the winter.

Good Luck
CJ


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    23:50 on Friday, February 17, 2006          

Wildband
(102 points)
Posted by Wildband

i`ve always wanted to pick up flute, cuz i like jazz flute. I have one, but it needs a overhaul, so i`m gonna hafta wait to get some $$$ for that.


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    14:07 on Saturday, February 18, 2006          

schoolgirl0125
(613 points)
Posted by schoolgirl0125

Is the embrochure(cantspell) easier on the sax then the flute. Because on the flute it takes a long time to master the right kind of embrochure, unless you`re lucky. On the sax, i think..you make a "m" kind of lip form...right? and where do you hit your tongue to play a note?


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    16:33 on Saturday, February 18, 2006          

FluteandSaxgirl
(2 points)
Posted by FluteandSaxgirl

i`ve only played the flute for 2 years but i actually just a week ago switched to the tenor sax so i could be in jazz band.i had my band teacher show me how to blow and i went and got fingerings and i can already play alot of songs.it`s really fun.this might be hard to understand but for the embocure(i`m not gonna try to spell that right)he said to place the mouth peice in your mouth aboutan inch and a half in at an angle.the like a rubber band around a newspaper scweeze(srry i spelled that wrong but i`m not gonna fix it) around it but pull in your lower lip in a little.then just blow.and yes almost all the fingerings are the same as the flute which i thought made it alot easier to learn.the only one that took me a while to learn was the C which on a flute isfirst and pinky and on the sax it`s ONLY the second finger on the first hand.and octve key to go up on octive.well i hope some of this helped.good luck.


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    16:36 on Saturday, February 18, 2006          

FluteandSaxgirl
(2 points)
Posted by FluteandSaxgirl

oh and to separate the notes it`s "tip of the tounge to the tip of the reed" or close to it.and for a while u can just use you flute music on ur sax.i`ve been doing that but then i got a book and sheet music for it.


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    18:35 on Wednesday, February 22, 2006          

phillywilly
(11 points)
Posted by phillywilly

yeah iplayed a flute for a few month then i switched to alto sax adn has been playing both of them side by side eveer since adn i love it


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    20:55 on Thursday, March 09, 2006          

jazzy_gurl
(4 points)
Posted by jazzy_gurl

Ya I play both. Its really easy. some days Ill be playing my sax and get bored, so i pick up a flute. i was surprised how easy it was to switch:P


Re: Anyone play flute and saxophone?    19:49 on Thursday, April 13, 2006          

schoolgirl0125
(613 points)
Posted by schoolgirl0125

COOL. i'm going to try it..i bet i'll LOVE the saxophone, since i love flute. i just need someone to teach me^_^ THe embrochure description was quite confusing...
i can't wait! in my band saxophones are barking loud..too many ofthem. Hope i could play with a good sound


   

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