Try playing middle D with the high D side key instead of the octave key. Makes the middle D very clear sounding on any horn.
Fair enough. I can do it somewhat quickly. I usually only do it for a sustained middle D. Either way, Yanagisawas are very responsive and even sounding horns.Try playing middle D with the high D side key instead of the octave key. Makes the middle D very clear sounding on any horn.
I could never play D2 this way in a very quick fashion.
Much rather have a responsive octave key etc..
It's like the Bagpipes. I play the heavy (closed) D throw on most everything but the lite ( open ) throw on slow airs and Piobaireachd.
Inasmuch as you would think that the lite D throw would be easier given the fact that there is one less active gracenotes; it is not, if you never praticed it in this way.
That is the way I feel about the Middle D with the octave key only.
Then again, I have been on the Pipes a lottttttttt longer than the alto sax.