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a simple warm up exercise i’ve recently tried out, before connecting the neck to sax.
Get the tuner out, connect the Alto mouthpiece to the sax neck, do not connect to the sax, just blow the mouthpiece attached to the neck, you should be blowing an f# on the tuner.
blow a steady f# for about 50 seconds non stop, trying to get the best tone possible, relax the rib cage and let the air slowly out for about 50 seconds, beyond that, you might faint.
Do this about 5 times, control the steadyness, pitch and spit build up in the mouthpiece. to start out you may only achieve 20 seconds, over time you can get up to 50 seconds.
now attach the neck to the sax, and hear how you pitch and tone sounds better …
correction, when you play the Alto mouthpiece just attached to the sax neck and not connected to the saxophone, the tuner will show you blowing an F.
your neighbors will get mad
Good points bro’s – one must remember this rather handy early morning technique being to get even after their next all night effing rowdy parties.
If you really want to upset your neighbour, then get your alto out,
march around the garden playing high F#, this high pitch gets all the
pet dogs howling. lol
watch out for snipers, taking a pot shot… lol
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