learning to play alto sax
 

learning to play alto sax

    
learning to play alto sax    22:28 on Sunday, April 10, 2005          
(julian)
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i just rented an alto sax the other day and ive played it a few times. But whenever i try to play a low G or lower it jumps an octave. Am I doing something wrong?


Re: learning to play alto sax    16:36 on Monday, April 11, 2005          
(Sang)
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try loosening your lips a little as you go lower you`re putting too much pressure on the low notes and as you go higher blow fast air.


Re: learning to play alto sax    16:37 on Monday, April 11, 2005          
(Sang)
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low note= loosen your lip

high note= fast air or more pressure on lips


Re: learning to play alto sax    12:00 on Saturday, June 11, 2005          
(DeAnna)
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is playing alto kinda the same thing as playing clarinet? i have a feeling its not in the same key... is it?


Re: learning to play alto sax    12:58 on Saturday, June 11, 2005          
(random)
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nope alto is in Eb and the most common clarinet is Bb


Re: learning to play alto sax    23:55 on Sunday, June 19, 2005          
(Sax Master)
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I had this problem too. Just take in more mouthpiece and open your throat.


Re: learning to play alto sax    08:38 on Monday, June 20, 2005          
(Wildband)
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you play clarinet? cause clarinet is held in the mouth at a 45 degree angle, and the sax 90 degrees. pretty sure, anyhow.


Re: learning to play alto sax    08:39 on Monday, June 20, 2005          
(Wildband)
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oh. they`re right by the way, your to tight. what reed you using?


Re: learning to play alto sax    15:12 on Friday, June 24, 2005          
(Crhistian)
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loosen your lips and put more mouthpiece in your mouth ... barely touch the reed and blow leaning forward pulling your sax back and then the G will come out ... if not then clean the neck and mouthpiece and then try again ...


learning to play alto sax    15:22 on Sunday, July 17, 2005          
(kayla)
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i cant figure out how 2 play the alto sax! the book is not helping me!


Re: learning to play alto sax    17:40 on Sunday, July 17, 2005          
(Thomas)
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Books are not often enough to teach you how to play an instrument, especially the saxophone. There are so many things that you can learn the wrong way, and this will affect you later in more advanced playing. I would suggest that you find a private teacher who knows what they are doing, and who can successfully mentor you through the first steps of learning the saxophone.

Thomas


Re: learning to play alto sax    07:24 on Sunday, August 28, 2005          
(nathan)
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i get stuck and confused when i have to play any low d`s e`s f`s and much more but i always say in my head PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Re: learning to play alto sax    00:16 on Saturday, September 10, 2005          
(Zack)
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I had the same problem i started a month or so ago and i could not play the right note . Also if i try to play an f sharp the key to the left goues down can anyone explain what happened because it is seriously annoying.


Re: learning to play alto sax    12:21 on Saturday, September 17, 2005          
(honkon)
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wazzup playing is so much fun


Re: learning to play alto sax    12:23 on Saturday, September 17, 2005          
(honkon)
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i just started this month and it is so fun.i love it i parctice every day and i am getting better


   





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