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  1. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I know we've discussed this before, but i wanted to ask again; any tips for 'growling on demand' on tenor? I've watched all the youtube videos & carefully read tips shared here over the years & still can't growl; trying humming & playing at same time. Did any of you who can get a good...
  2. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    setup: yts 62 / otto link STM *6 / rovner lig / van doren 2 1/2 java greens Anyone care to discuss your progress & tips on finally being able to growl on tenor? here's what I'm learning: + it's really hard to simply hum (or sing, clear-your--throat) + play in a way that growls, as most...
  3. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I've watched a bunch of videos that say I need to hum and blow at the same time which I CAN do. The problem is doing so in the sax. I can hum in the alto sax, i can blow in it, but I can't do both at the same time. It's like this weird thing with the sax that completely blocks my sound. I will...
  4. Tips and Techniques
    James Carter, my all time favorite saxophonist, is known for his ability to "shred" and make unusual but amazing noises on the saxophone. I was amazed by watching his improv (link below). In this video, he plays licks, runs, and while doing so, he manages to implement little things like...
  5. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hello sax masters - I have been trying to growl for many months using the technique I was "taught" by my teacher - to make a low pitched vocalization / humming with my vocal chords while moving enough air to get the note to speak. It works for him. I've really struggled with this but it is...
  6. Practicing
    Hey Everyone- I've added a new set of lessons called "Sax Tips" to my site. There are 6 video lessons in the set dealing with inflection and embellishments. Here's a link to a free one called "The Growl." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juB9F79nZrU I hope you'll visit my site to find out more...
  7. Tips and Techniques
    Hey, I have been searching how to growl and keep getting people saying hum and play. Well how do you do that??
  8. Bb Tenor
    Hello, I'm a player for 5 years now, with alto as my main horn. I recently picked up a cheap Hawk tenor from a friend to play around on. I'v never been able to growl on a horn but on this tenor, I find myself doing it, ON ACCIDENT. When I'm playing loud in the upper register I can feel my...
  9. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I love the sax solo in "Gunner's Dream" by Pink Floyd on the album "The Final Cut". I've been dying to learn how to play it but I've never really tried to get a rock tone. I'm assuming my set up isn't bad. I've got an Unlacquered P. Mauriat, an Otto Link New York 7 (which might...
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