I agree. It might take a little time to perfect this and it's not really fun to listen to (think of your neighbors, significant other, etc.). I used to practice that, along with my altissimo, in a closet full of clothes to take the edge off of it a bit....thejoyofsax said:Healthy growls are produced by a singing or moaning into the sax while playing. Debates rage about whether to sing the same pitch you are playing or a different one, but I think it's really up to you. Just know that it's pretty much in the voice box, not the back of the throat.
The same thing happens to me, but I get a much better result if I sing a minor third above the pitch.Hernan123 said:I'm still working on my growl... I always sing *almost* the same note as the one I'm playing and it comes out something like blortblortblort -- slow-motion growl! :shock:
In my experience this is largely due to the fact that breathing "from the diaphragm" is very important for both singing and playing wind instruments. This is the only way I've noticed one affecting the other (both build strength) though I suspect "voicing" as a way of controlling both pitch and tone on wind instruments helps singing to some extent and vice versa.TetsuoK said:I've also had plenty of teachers insist that playing a wind instrument improves your singing voice and singing improves your playing timbre and phrase voicing, as well as your inner ear.