Home Alt Forums Saxophone Tips Keep my fingers close to the keys–any tips?

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    Ronnie Niles
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    I’m working on keeping my fingers closer to the keys, does anyone have any tips/exercises to share that can help with this? Right now, I’m going through scales and chords, slowly and without blowing, and watching my hands in a mirror. Any tips you have to share would help me out, thanks. Look at this player in the video playing this Saxophone solo from the Classics IV, I set the timer on the saxophone solo…..look how close he keeps his fingers to the keys.

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    john
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    my teacher used to hold his hand about an inch away from my fingers and the exercise was that I would play but try not to let my fingers touch his hand. maybe you have a family member around that could do that?

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    Ronnie Niles
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    That tip sounds like a good one Johnny, I’m going to have my son help out with that/keeping his hands 1 inch away from my fingers. Thanks for the heads up!

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