If you use them as much as the rest of the horn, you may develop more fluid skills.My palm key playing is quite a bit behind compared to the rest of the sax, and I am trying to work on that. With enough work do they become just as fluid as the rest of the sax, or are they always going to be a step behind?
would you say that you could do anything on the palm keys as efficiently as you do on the same notes an octave lower?The main reason for palm key trouble is lack of time spent there. Devise simple exercises in chromatically, diatonically, thirds, etc. A key point-make sure your left thumb is positioned at 2:00 on the thumb rest as your are in perfect position to execute. Move it to 3:00 like a lot of players and your left wrist is pulled AWAY from the keys-not good.