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  1. Bb Tenor
    So I've recently switched from alto to tenor. I've played alto for about 5ish year's but feel like I'm ready to move on. I've started renting a tenor and immediately I've noticed that in the second octave, notes play with a fairly bold overtone of the octave below (although IDK if overtones are...
  2. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi, this week I made a video on an important topic: producing the overtone series on the low Bb. In the video I played the tenor sax, but of course you can produce the overtone series on the other saxophones as well. The overtones are really important to develop voicing techinque, that is...
  3. Eb Alto
    I recently bought Sinta's book on Voicings, as recommended by my teacher. However, I'm having trouble with the high-F bending exercise (where you glissando down in semitones while fingering front F). I'm having a hard time often times getting below even Eb without the pitch dropping out. Several...
  4. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hey guys! I am looking for some help getting my overtones under control. Basically I can consistently hit high F# but whatever fingering I try for high G or above comes out as a squeal. I don't exactly know what I'm doing wrong and it's very frustrating. I've hit G once but it was very...
  5. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    I've been faithfully doing overtones on my alto, thinking that I'd lead up to learning altissimo on alto and only then conquer the soprano. Overtones pop out easily on the alto--a late 50s Beaugnier with a late Selmer Airflow mp opened to a C* (V12 #3), but just getting altissimo F# is a darn...
  6. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hey everyone So i've been experiencing some strange "undertones" (or I guess that's what you would call them) on my Alto. I recently picked up a chu berry from 26, and I absolutely love it. I'm a tenor player mainly, but I've been working out my alto intonation, long tones, overtones, etc...
  7. YouTube videos
    After watching this video i was speechless. What Dr. Calle does in the solo is crazy. This Quartet as a whole does some pretty awesome stuff and sound really good. Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruSlRySXvsI let me know what you guys think.
  8. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    As a newby on overtones....I'm almost afraid to ask..because it's been talked about so much already. So much that I don't know were to start reading... I read everywhere that overtones are good for your tone? in what way.... How should I practice them in order to have effect on my tone.. Anyone...
  9. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Challenging New Altissimo Performance Étude - Brass Violin BRASS VIOLIN http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z-DOVBNd3IE The music is available for free download from my website (www.ChristopherCreviston.com), as is a chart of my favorite altissimo fingerings. This little exercise might make a...
  10. General Discussion
    If you're reading this, thanks. I could use some help. I got braces a week ago and just now I've been able to play without too much pain. Braces are actually not interfering as much as I thought they would (hallelujah) and they've done wonders for my pinching issue. I have another issue though...
  11. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hi folks, since about 6 month I try hard to improve my altissimo. I play on an early King Super 20 tenor (285xxx) with silver neck which is well set up. The horn had a full overhaul and is in great playing condition. There are no leaks all over the range of the horn and response from low...
  12. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    So I've been stuck with overtones for a long time. In particular the High D and above. I was just looking for any suggestions on how to get those out without cheating. I've tried a whole lot when it come to overtones and I can't seem to get the higher ones out. Anything would be extremely...
  13. Tips and Techniques
    Hello, I'm and high schooler and I have been playing alto sax for over seven years now. Overtones have been part of my daily(ish) practice routine for over a year now, and I am still unable to reach anything above the G# off of C# without "cheating" and venting a key or two. I've been trying to...
  14. Ligatures
    Hello forum people. So, I'm a high school sax player and I'm getting a new mouthpiece for my Alto or Tenor soon and it's going to be a Jody Jazz HR (7* or 8*). I'm never one to use stock ligs, even though I've been told that the stock one for an HR is decent. I would normally go and try all of...
  15. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hey All, for the past few months I've been working on trying to change my tone and sound on bari by working with overtones and with little to no success at all. Does anyone have any techniques that they have used on bari that have worked for them and other way to improve my sound techniques. All...
  16. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I picked up the sax after 25 years of. Playing tenor. Been at it nor for about a month. One thing I have been practicing is playing a low note, say c, then changing my embouchure to play the first overtone, and then the second overtone. I can do this for low b, c, and d, but when I try e, I...
  17. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hey chaps, I've been struggling with getting altissimo comfortably for a good few years now. I must admit I've not put as much practice time into overtones and multiphonics as I should have been, but certain elements have come quicker than others and I find myself easily deflated.. I'm running...
  18. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    I've been attempting to work through the overtone series for about three years now, but I just can't seem to figure it out. I have Rascher's "Top Tones for the Saxophone," I've had several different instructors explain it to me, I've read tons of posts on this website for ideas of what to try...
  19. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    I've been practising overtones a lot recently.:compress: I told myself a week of only overtones but...:faceinpalm: When I first started practising I could play the Bb and F:popcorn:but not the Bb2. I practised a lot and then finaly got the hang of it.:toothy7: I have been working hard on...
  20. Late Bloomers
    Hey, everybody. I just posted parts 3 & 4 of my YouTube mini-series on overtone basics. PART 3: How overtones... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4MWImTFocg PART 4: Why overtones? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV5wGgoBk3A In them I discuss & demo the 2nd harmonic. More importantly...
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