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    Nika Raytsin
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    I put the fingering for D, and I get E. I put it for E, I get C. Help! What am I doing wrong?

    #88978
    Johnny
    Johnny
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    wow sounds weird. what fingering chart are you looking at? which saxophone are you playing?

    #89016

    Nika Raytsin
    Participant

    I’m playing the Alto Sax, and I have a book on the alto sax

    #89018
    Johnny
    Johnny
    Keymaster

    Nika, it’s impossible for anyone too help you figure it out because we don’t know what you are doing.
    if you have a normal saxophone which is working then you are not placing your fingers on the keys properly so…
    you have 2 choices;
    take your sax to a repair shop and make sure it is working properly or,
    make a video of yourself playing those notes so I can check it and help you.

    #89035

    Keith Davidson
    Participant

    Any chance your hands are upside down – left at bottom and right on top – just a shot in the dark but what you are explaining sounds impossible without, as Johnny said, an improperly working saxophone or a really weird problem – please keep us posted we’re all super curious on this one.

    #89036

    Keith Davidson
    Participant

    Here’s a just in case scenario – are you sure you typed the letters in your post correctly?

    #89041
    Ridge
    Ridge
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    Nika, maybe I this will help. Do you understand that the alto saxophone is a , transposing instrument? If play a ,D, fingering on an alto sax it should sound like a ,F, on the concert piano witch is a ,concert C instrument. The notes on the alto sax are all 3 and half step down from the notes on the piano, Such as piano plays G, alto sax plays the E fingering, another example, piano plays A, alto sax plays the E fingering. If you are a beginner to the sax I suggest you start with Johnny’s beginners courses…. wish you the best.

    #89042
    Ridge
    Ridge
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    I made a mistake, piano plays the A, alto sax Plays the fingering for F#. not as stated above. Also the above should read, 3 HALF STEPS, not 3 and a half steps.

    #89094

    saxomonica
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    Hi; check out fingering lesson here on site by @johnny and have a good look at fingering charts, stick with it:-)

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