Reviews 7 Description I know, you are sick of it! Trying to play overtones past the second or third overtone. Trying to get out an altissmo G or G. Trying to sound like you know what you are doing and can play any altissimo note with confidence without failing miserably………I have been there and know how you feel. You need a breakthrough and here it is……… In this lesson, I introduce you to a revelation I have had over the last few months while teaching the altissimo register of the saxophone to students.
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Lynch Year: Brand: C. Barnhouse Co. Ever since people like Maynard Ferguson, Bill Chase and Cat Anderson showed trumpet players everywhere that the trumpet could be played with power and control to double high C and above, trumpet playing and trumpet players have never been the same. The dream of all serious players instantly became and has remained, to emulate this proficiency. However, this goal has been realized by only a very fortunate few.
It remains an eternal grail — a seemingly constant source of unrewarded labors for most players. Various methods have been suggested that tend to work to some extent with some players, but the process of high playing has never been extensively analyzed until now. This book, written by a person who understands both the physics and the musical aspects of high playing, is the definitive work in this area.
The author has designed an exercise program that considers subtleties of playing never investigated before. These exercises incorporate many elements simultaneously to produce an optimum and extremely efficient methodology.
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How to Play Altissimo on Saxophone
Do you have trouble getting altissimo notes to come out reliably or even at all on your saxophone? Every saxophone player has struggled with this. At the end of this post you can sign up to download the accompanying lesson worksheet with altissimo fingerings as well as some exercises to practice. Before We Begin Here are the some important things to keep in mind: You have to practice a lot to get any consistency and fluidity in the altissimo range. The best saxophone players miss altissimo notes frequently, you hear it on recordings all the time. With the amount of work needed to get good at altissimo, you may need to ask yourself if this is the best way for you to spend your practice time right now.
A New Approach to Altissimo Trumpet Playing