Why does my saxophone squeak on G?
Saxophones squeak on G most commonly because the octave keys are not opening and closing properly. This is often due to a mechanical glitch or the player not pressing the keys down at the same time. Problems with G are often further worsened by problems with setup or embouchure.
Why does my saxophone sound Spitty?
In the most cases, this “spitty” sound is caused by a buildup of excess moisture produced by blowing hot air into your instrument. A classic way to eliminate built-up condensation from your saxophone is simply to create a tight seal around the mouthpiece and to suck all moisture out.
What is G sharp on the alto sax?
G Sharp = G# A Flat = Ab. These two notes sound the same, but have different names depending on a few things. But they are actually the same note. Description: Using your LEFT hand, place your three main fingers on the three main keys of your saxophone and press them down.
What is clarinet altissimo?
The altissimo notes on a clarinet are the range of high tones above and including C sharp. Learning how to play altissimo notes well on a clarinet can seem really difficult, but you can easily master the notes and produce warm and smooth high notes.
What is the range of alto saxophone?
The range of the alto saxophone is from concert Db3 (the Db below middle C) to concert Ab5 (or A5 on altos with a high F# key). The saxophone fingerings are all universal, so a saxophone player can play any type of saxophone.
Does alto saxophone have the same fingerings as a recorder?
(Thomas (alto sax)) Yes, the fingerings for the naturals are the same, but since the sax has more than twice as many key holes as a recorder, you have many more fingering options. There are about 9 different possible (but not all practical) fingerings for Bb on a sax, 6 of which I have actually used while playing pieces.
Is Alto like tenor?
The alto saxophone is smaller than the tenor saxophone. It is lighter and easy to manage than the tenor sax. On the other hand, the tenor sax is heavier and larger, and might not be as easy to manage as the alto sax. Considering size in the brass instrument family, we know that size affects the sound.
Are Alto and tenor saxophone fingerings the same?
Although the alto and tenor saxophones use similar sets of fingerings and embouchure, they are significantly different in regards to note register. The alto saxophone is an E-flat instrument, which means that a written C played by an alto sax actually sounds like an E-flat. The tenor saxophone, on the other hand, is built half an octave lower.
What are the notes for alto saxophone?
The range of the alto saxophone is from concert D♭ 3 (the D♭ below F—see Scientific pitch notation) to concert A♭ 5 (or A 5 on altos with a high F♯ key). As with most types of saxophone, the standard written range is B♭ 3 to F 6 (or F♯ 6).