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Do you mean like the intro to "Baker Street"?

hum loudly at the same time from the back of your throat.

You will hear the hum, others won't. Record yourself doing it, and you wont hear the humming

The note you hum is up for debate, some say the same note as you are playing, others say an interval above, in truth though any old note works.

This technique is called "growling", but on a high note it screams!

http://www.petethomas.co.uk/saxophone-growl.html

It works well with a bent note, i.e loosen your mouth and gradually tighten to the note, and then the reverse

If you are trying to reproduce a really hard "rock" sound then bear in mind these guys often use mouthpieces with spoilers in them that add extra rasp (runyons?)

Good luck, it is fun, but dont overdo it on the grounds of taste and decency.

If you are talking about really high pitched altissimo playing, then.......hmmmm too difiicult for me.
 

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pinch the bottom Bb when she is not looking:twisted:
 

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Joe Jazz said:
kick it in its lower nether region.....:D
that is if you assume a saxophne is of he masculine gender.....which could be if it is a Martin or Vito (be careful with Vitos they have a tendency to overreact.....goodfellas style:cool: ), perhaps he has a Monique.....;) or a Naked Lady or a Lady Face
 

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milandro said:
that is if you assume a saxophne is of he masculine gender.....
...forget its birthday! :yikes!:
 

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Haven't you guys read 1984? First you have to find out what really terrifies it.

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If you want to make some outrageous screams/squeals on your horn, just try playing with your bottom teeth on the reed.
 

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rleitch said:
If you want to make some outrageous screams/squeals on your horn, just try playing with your bottom teeth on the reed.
Shhh...there's freshmen who find pleasure in doing this at my school...
 

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crazydaisydoo said:
Do you mean like the intro to "Baker Street"?

hum loudly at the same time from the back of your throat.

You will hear the hum, others won't. Record yourself doing it, and you wont hear the humming

The note you hum is up for debate, some say the same note as you are playing, others say an interval above, in truth though any old note works.

This technique is called "growling", but on a high note it screams!

http://www.petethomas.co.uk/saxophone-growl.html

It works well with a bent note, i.e loosen your mouth and gradually tighten to the note, and then the reverse

If you are trying to reproduce a really hard "rock" sound then bear in mind these guys often use mouthpieces with spoilers in them that add extra rasp (runyons?)

Good luck, it is fun, but dont overdo it on the grounds of taste and decency.

If you are talking about really high pitched altissimo playing, then.......hmmmm too difiicult for me.
Thanks for the tip! Will try that!

Lol it sounds interseting! Thanks again!
 

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ALtoSaxMe said:
oh and I tried to pinch the bottom Bb.....


it didnt work
Works when I do it.....:twisted:
 

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In terms of the "rock" sound, specific mouthpieces, and the various effects that can be applied, such as growling, check out the following:

John Laughter:
http://www.saxontheweb.net/Rock_n_Roll/FlutterTongue.html
http://www.saxontheweb.net/Rock_n_Roll/Growl.html


R&B/R&R Tone- Past and Present
http://www.saxontheweb.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=5457


What’s Your Favorite Rock Set-Up?
http://www.saxontheweb.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=16808

Rock n’ Roll Saxophone Style
http://www.saxontheweb.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=35048

How To Get That Rock Sound- an interesting discussion including an insightful analysis of recording techniques and equipment for King Curtis
http://www.saxontheweb.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2716&highlight=julep

Saxophone Recording Techniques
http://www.saxontheweb.net/Rock_n_Roll/RockSax13.html
 

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Bite, but gently.
 
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