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Its his go to line for when he needs to play double-time, or whenever he needs fast notes I guess. It's effect is always killer and I've only ever heard it from him.
You can hear it at 1:15 - 1:19 in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLEv8w1QwAA&index=1&list=RDMMwLEv8w1QwAA

and here at 39:45 to 39:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN8SAAMG8_o

These aren't identical but I just want to know what false fingerings he's doing. More specifically for the first example. I can come up with more examples but these two came off the top of my head.

I suppose if we are on the topic of his licks, what fingering is he using to achieve this sound in the first video at 2:17 - 2:23. I don't think its just lip movement, because his whole timbre and tone change with the note.

He also does this in his "Trains" performance on Mt. Fuji I believe.

One more, the super funky false fingering-overtone stuff he does here from 2:47 - 2:52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hySlWc29m2s

The notes I can get, but the effect comes from his choice of fingering I believe. If anyone knows I'd love to pick your brain about these!
 

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I don't know, but he was the master of false and alternate fingerings and overtones along with everything else.
 

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Here's a video I did to show the fingerings that I figured out over the years. This stuff was always a mystery to me back before YouTube, FB, and SOTW. This is a good starting point. Not a great video but hopefully it will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BciXijLKmr4&t=6s
 

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Here's a video I did to show the fingerings that I figured out over the years. This stuff was always a mystery to me back before YouTube, FB, and SOTW. This is a good starting point. Not a great video but hopefully it will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BciXijLKmr4&t=6s
That's a really good lesson.
Another thing one can do that I don't think is covered in the video, but Brecker probably also did, is to pop palm keys or side keys open, e.g.:
Open the palm D when playing middle D.
Palm Eb when playing middle Eb.
etc.
Side Bb when playing low Bb.
Side C when playing low C.
etc.
Also, the middle D fingering (using octave key), but with first two fingers of left hand open, makes a fuller-sounding "false" middle C#. I try to always use that for any sustained (e.g. a whole note) middle C#. Low C# plus the octave key is good as well.
There are hundreds of ways to play any note if you take some time to play around with the horn while practicing.
If you do enough overtone exercises, you can get to where the fingerings don't matter much. Joe Allard was said to be able to do things like play an ascending scale while fingering the descending version of it (!)... I would like to see a video of that.
 

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I wish I could have seen what your right hand was doing.
That's the bad part of the video. It's difficult to get the entire tenor in one shot without being 10 feet from my phone. Just combinations of the fingers show in the first part.
 

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Here's a video I did to show the fingerings that I figured out over the years. This stuff was always a mystery to me back before YouTube, FB, and SOTW. This is a good starting point. Not a great video but hopefully it will help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BciXijLKmr4&t=6s
I really enjoyed this video! Can I leave work early now so I can go home and try haha.


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Its his go to line for when he needs to play double-time, or whenever he needs fast notes I guess. It's effect is always killer and I've only ever heard it from him.
You can hear it at 1:15 - 1:19 in
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLEv8w1QwAA&index=1&list=RDMMwLEv8w1QwAA

and here at 39:45 to 39:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN8SAAMG8_o

These aren't identical but I just want to know what false fingerings he's doing. More specifically for the first example. I can come up with more examples but these two came off the top of my head.

I suppose if we are on the topic of his licks, what fingering is he using to achieve this sound in the first video at 2:17 - 2:23. I don't think its just lip movement, because his whole timbre and tone change with the note.

He also does this in his "Trains" performance on Mt. Fuji I believe.

One more, the super funky false fingering-overtone stuff he does here from 2:47 - 2:52 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hySlWc29m2s

The notes I can get, but the effect comes from his choice of fingering I believe. If anyone knows I'd love to pick your brain about these!
I started a section of my site last week that just deals with these Brecker alternate fingering licks. I've done 11 Brecker licks so far including the first one in the original post above. I'm working on adding more every day. You have to be a member of the site with a subscription to see the lessons though but I thought I would put it out there in case your interested.........the page is under the "Member's Area" menu.
http://www.neffmusic.com/blog/
 

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I don't think it has much to do with the fingerings, per se, but instead the aggressive approach to blowing - and by direct extension, tone - that he used. I've heard Bob Berg and others do similar things with false fingerings and overtones, but they always sound like themselves when they do it, just like Brecker.
 
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