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    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    i am working on high A altissimo at the moment , one fingering is 2,3,4,5 with octave key, another is 2,3 side C and octave, another is 2,3 G# and octave, any other fingering let me know

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    Simon
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    Ok, i’m stuck on that altissimo G. Can’t go higher than that and i can’t hit altissimo G in song. I can hit it right away, but when i tried to play sound of silence octave higher( second part of song like Johnny did) and i need to hit that high G, it just don’t come out of horn. Any sugestions?

    #83302
    Johnny
    Johnny
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    @bc, I use your 3rd example but add right hand fingers to sharpen as needed…simply using 2,3,G# will get you that A but very flat

    @simon, you’re in good shape if you now can at least hit it.
    fortunately the melody in Sound Of Silence is a perfect vehicle to practice this…
    the G is preceded by an F#.
    this is the easiest and best way to start getting that , sliding to it directly from the F#.
    If you can’t hit the G from the F# then do it in reverse: hit the G, then come down to the F#.
    so if you’re fingering the G as I show in the altissimo course you’re only changing 2 fingers because you’ll be using the forked F# fingering

    #83306

    Simon
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    Thanks Johnny. I can play F# and then G with no problem. And i can also play scale up to G and then down, but when i play song, well then that G don’t show up. Don’t know why. Maybe i need to practice song at slower tempo without backingtrack. And maybe from F# to G without tonguing that G.

    #83319
    Johnny
    Johnny
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    well, think about this; you can play F# up to G. in the melody of Sound Of Silence, these are the exact 2 notes so you should be able to do it. maybe you’re getting tense and nervous when you’re playing the song but not when you are just practicing the scales!?

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