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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I know that you can do scoops and smears and the like, but I'm talking about starting on a fingered pitch and raising it up. An example would be to take low A :treble::space2: (fingered 1 and 2) and to play the A, but then raise it to a Bb only changing voicing and embouchure. An analogy would...
  2. Eb Alto
    Hello, Does anyone have some advice on voicing middle D (and, to an extent, middle C, although I think I've improved on that one quite a bit)? My middle D consistently plays around 30 cents sharp and is much stuffier/airier than the notes around it; i.e. E and F and middle C with the low C...
  3. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    It improves air support, low note production, note visualization, fingering and many other aspects of playing.
  4. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    Hi all, I'm posting on here because I've been having a lot of trouble recently. For about four months I've been extending my range to the altissimo register, but have been doing the exercises in the Sinta Voicing book for two years. I can hit the overtone modes up to the 6th mode on the low Bb...
  5. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi all, I'm looking for advice on a problem I've been dealing with for a while. To begin, I suppose I'll tell you a little of my background to possibly help you to understand why I'm facing my current situation, which I'll explain. I'm a classical saxophonist and have been playing for about 13...
  6. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    A thread to compile useful tone producing exercises. Obviously there is no best, that word´s just there as a hook. I,ve been very pleased with playing lower register notes with the octave key pressed. For instance play slow quavers from F down to Bb thus, F2 F1 E2 E1 Eb2 Eb1 D2 D1 (fingered...
  7. Teaching
    In what ways do you all introduce and teach the concept of voicing to young/beginner students?
  8. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Greetings and salutations fellow SOTWs... So, I had hoped that with plenty of practicing my runs/scales/arpeggios would become more fluid, but they are all choppy and it is hard to "ta-ta-ta" at faster tempos. Here's the problem, when I do try to slur, the notes are not full nor distinct...
  9. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    What are some good mouthpiece exercises? I'm trying to improve my intonation and being able to play the range of the alto without biting. Biting excluded, the highest pitch I can currently manage to produce on the mouthpiece is a concert E.
  10. Teaching
    Hi all, I just posted some instructional videos. Education people are talking about reverse teaching in schools, where students are introduced to a concept via video before they have a lesson on it. These videos were designed for my band students, but they might be useful for any beginner. I...
  11. Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
    Check out this dude sweet talking the lady... its really funny:
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