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?
@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
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.
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!?