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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. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    My EWI has worked fine for a couple of years. Now suddenly when I play any note (in any octave, any patch) fron Eb on down to closed C I get a really bad growling sound. It usually doesn't start until after the first few notes are played, that is to say, I can turn it on and play a few runs...
  3. Tips and Techniques
    I've mentioned in another thread that I've joined an adult marching band that has improv solo opportunities but largely plays from marching band music. Our director has asked us to play a couple of pieces, including When the Saints Come Marching In, more street-band style--meaning adding...
  4. Tips and Techniques
    I love this piece, and Harle does something that sounds like a growl but it's incredibly controlled. He plays the melody once very sweetly, then does this effect. Start at 1'30". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2FTNEYUrU I'd love to be able to reproduce that sound one day.
  5. Tips and Techniques
    Hi! I can't growl for the life of me, i've been trying all the different styles and tricks. and i can't sing or hum while playing, any tips? anyone? thanks!
  6. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    I am able to play the altissimo range in tune and clear on Alto and Tenor. I want to know how people crack or split the notes. I hear it all over the place listen to solo's. Here is a good example of what i am talking about, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnLeGoqUAVU If you skip to about 3:00...
  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. Tips and Techniques
    If any of you are looking for a way to make your sax playing a little more extreme, look no further than Johnny Screecher's upcoming Youtube tutorials; "Extreme Sax Workouts".
  9. Tips and Techniques
    After searching many threads on the topic of growling I have never come across an exact definition or any techniques that would be helpful in helping me to develop this skill. Please if you have any advice on achieving a proper "growl" during improv or know of any specific articles I may have...
  10. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I've been trying to learn how to growl, but my growl does not sound like most others' growls. I been trying to make the tone more darker and sound more like a scream. how can i do it?
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