Good question. Palm keys, that's the way the ABRSM book I'm using shows, I'll have to look at the front F, no idea about thatWas that palm F or front F, because front F is much harder.
Actually i find front F" easier than the palm keys, once you get use to the front F"..it opens up F# for me by playing the side Bb key gives me F#, thats with the front F!.Good question. Palm keys, that's the way the ABRSM book I'm using shows, I'll have to look at the front F, no idea about that
In fact I can go from bottom to top and still have not used several keys at all yet.
I'm still a n00b
Awesome! Amazing the sound you can get out of such a simple instrument, with a bit of work off course. Best of luck with that pursuitAt the moment, I'm teaching myself the Irish tin whistle, learning the style and songs and enjoying it very much.
My "set-up" such as it is : Jupiter 500 alto, Selmer SC80, and 2M Select Jazz reeds.Sometimes a too soft reed may also determine how well those high notes may sound. What's your set-up?( mouthpiece, reed, etc. )
Who cares? Learning music is a journey, not a race. Rather than worry about how fast you're progressing compared to a "reasonable" beginner (I don't believe there is such a thing among adults--self-directed learners get different things at different speeds), find a new goal and get to work on it.Hi all,
I'm playing the sax for six months now, today I managed to get a nice clean high F for the first time. So I can now go from the low Bb up to high F an an alto.
Anyone got any idea if that is a reasonable time frame to achieve such a feat ?
Interesting! I guess a poor working sax would be hard to play particularly at each end.That's fantastic, hitting the high F isn't that easy depending on the condition of the sax and experience. I was fortunate with my first sax purchase: I just started my 2nd year of alto sax lessons. Rented the first alto from the music store, hard to hit the high F every time. Bought my first alto at Sam Ash a Jean Baptiste. Was able to hit every note the first time from low Bb to high F, so I know it was the sax for me.