beginning here and working your way up, and up and up.raf:) said:what notes am i trying to hit on the Bb harmonic series
I first make sure I'm warmed up pretty well. I find that easier than just trying cold turkey. Then I just really concentrate on the note, its pitch, and my throat and embouchure. It's something you just need to try. It's hard to just explain it.raf:) said:is there a secrect fo hitting the Bb after the f
Yes. Look at the "other tricks" paragraph in my previous post. My students can usually get the note by flicking one of those keys open and shut. Then, of course the trick is to hold onto the note and stabilize it. After that, you have to learn how to get it to speak without cheating, but if you can stabilize it after the flick, you're 80% of the way there. Once D and F come, everything else seems to just start falling into place, including altissimo.raf:) said:is there a secrect fo hitting the Bb after the f
Once you get it, hold it, then try slurring down to the F. If that works do the same thing down to the middle Bb. You may learn something about the (reverse of) the voicing change required. In general. make exercises out of going back and forth between the ones you CAN play. Once you get D and F, you can do bugle calls, which is a great workout!raf:) said:i now can hit the high Bb with the help of those sides keys but ahhh i cant do it just with nothing !!
On alto sax? I have that same problem sometimes. I think I skip that Bb and go right to the F because of my emouchure. Just relax it more and focus more on it. I can get it out now, but it's just a matter of really concentrating on it. Just keep practicing it and it should clear itself up.Saxophondue said:Hi, I've only been practicing harmonics for a short while, so I'm sure I just need more practice, but I have one question.
I can't seem to get the first harmonic on Bb (The next Bb). I can very rarely, but not for long, and it's never clear. (Always has a lot of the low Bb in it)
However I have no trouble at all getting the F. And even the next Bb.
I can get the first and second harmonic easily on the fingerings of B-E too.
It just seems weird to me that the Bb is the only one giving me troubles. It seems like it is supposed to be the easiest from what I've heard.
Do you think it could be due to a leak in my sax or something? Or have other people gotten the higher harmonics before this one too.