bluesaxgirl· Forum Contributor 2016, The official SOTW Little S
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Hi SOTW! Long time, no post. I hope everyone is doing well. I have recently started volunteer teaching at a music school. One of my alto saxophone students is a complete beginner. We have had two lessons together. Of course, I wanted to teach the student low G as the first note. He could not play it at all, usually it came out as a middle C or Bb. So, I had him play a middle B, C, and D, all of which he can do fine. I suggested lowering his jaw, loosening his embouchure, and blowing hot “deep” air through his instrument, all to no avail. I had him slur down from a B and A to a G, still didn’t work. I had him sing the pitch then try to play, and that didn’t work either. I even tried playing his horn and it works fine, so it’s not an instrument issue. I’m at a loss. Any other tips to get him to play a G?