02-21-2014, 10:42 PM #7 My response: Hello Barrie, Great question. Finally, the third thing you can do to help low notes come out better is use more air.

How To Play Low C. We’re going to add one more finger in this fingering guide, and that’s low C. To play this note, press down all six fingers — the three on your left hand and the three on your right. Playing the low notes on saxophone, especially at a low volume can be a little difficult. It worked but for some reason now it won't.

For example, instead of a E (as is written) the alto sax part begins with a G (so, the low A is indeed a low C). I can play low C and low D and low D# perfectly, but when my left pinky pushes the spatula pad for the C#, the horn goes up over an octive and sounds like a high G or G#. Originally Posted by Pete Thomas. I'm playing 2nd alto saxophone for it because the other sax can't play low notes. I am looking for guidance from someone who can tell me how to play a low A on the alto saxophone. I played yesterday and everything worked fine. My name is Sal.. Note also that alto sax is a transposing instrument, so a written "C" on the alto sounds a concert Eb.

Home > Fingering Charts > Saxophone > Basic > First Octave Basic Fingering Chart for Saxophone First Octave: A 3 to C# 5. I recommend checking with your teacher that the pad is not stuck, and that your instrument is … The C melody saxophone is a saxophone pitched in the key of C, one whole step above the B-flat tenor saxophone.In the UK it is sometimes referred to as a "C tenor", and in France as a "tenor en ut".

I just bought a used YAS-200AD. On "paper" it's a good idea because you get an other concert C on the horn. So our schools band is going to State Festival and we are playing On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss as one of our songs. Also, how do you check for leaking pads? These are different to “false” or alternate fingering which actually alternate from one to the other and back again and are used to create a special effect. Whether you play an alto saxophone, tenor saxophone or any others, the range is the same for all saxophone, therefor, the saxophone fingering chart shown below applies to every type of saxophone. Introduction.

These fingerings are the same on all sizes of saxophone (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass) unless specified otherwise. is there anything for absolute beginners on the web like a picture that says "push these keys to get a c"? I play an Accent AS710L. Playing Low Notes. I'm using the fingering for C with the addition of LS2, but it does not seem to work. But OTOH low A isn't (or shouldn't be) written for alto. Strangely, the written note for the alto sax would be a minor third (3 semi-tones) higher than what we can read. Something that many of us have to work on. For a summary: I play the alto sax and can't play my low C, which I need to play a lot for my concert.

When I remove my finger from pressing LS2 the note stays the same (C).

Also, it is ugly, sounds like that. Saxophonists spend much time and effort exploring the notes above the normal range of the saxophone, and a great many (good) words have been written and published about how to play them. Low A Key Baritone saxophones often have a second left thumb key to extend the range down to A. It is in great shape and plays well, except for the low C#. I'm a complete beginner on sax (alto) (though 30+ years guitar player), so I'm just learning fingerings and scales by heart at the moment. to play a piece of minimal music i'd like to know how to play a c and an f, on the lower octaves. I can play low C and low D and low D# perfectly, but when my left pinky pushes the spatula pad for the C#, the horn goes up over an octive and sounds like a high G or G#. I am a student alto sax player, started in september 2010. I'm playing 2nd alto saxophone for it because the other sax can't play low notes. Hi, First post here. The C melody saxophone is a saxophone pitched in the key of C, one whole step above the B-flat tenor saxophone.In the UK it is sometimes referred to as a "C tenor", and in France as a "tenor en ut". The low C# key on a saxophone is played with the little finger of the left hand. The fingerings we are looking at here, and shown in the chart below, are alternative fingerings, either for ease of fingering or preferred sound. I can play a low C, Low B, Low Bflat, everything on that "key-square" thing except my low C#. So our schools band is going to State Festival and we are playing On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss as one of our songs. Description: 1 To play a low D flat and/or C sharp, using your LEFT hand, place your three main fingers on the top three main keys of your saxophone, plus all three fingers on your right hand.

I just bought a used YAS-200AD.

Re: Why put a low A on an alto saxophone?

This fingering chart includes the primary fingerings learned by all saxophonists. Yet, very little information is available on a successful approach to the lower end of the Saxophone. In this lesson today, we are going to talk about some saxophone repair tips. i just like the sound of it. And they tend to be a bit harder on tenor compared to alto. Tips on how to play Eb to low C smoothly?

Actually, this problem happens a lot. When I try to play it i comes out as a low C. I have no time to take it in to the shop before I need it again for school. Whenever I blow into my Alto Sax, a sort of a whistling sound comes out.



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