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 Re: Alto Sax Altissimo
Author: Markus Wenninger 
Date:   2006-04-22 09:43

Use the fingering chart provided by woodwind.org. Use the fingering chart provided by woodwind.org. Use the fingergin chart provided by woodwind.org.
A l l sounds are harmonics, that is, composed of a set of frequencies (the use of "harmonics" as a terminus technicus for hitting high frequencies by means of a fork-fingering for lower basic frequencies is misleading) . This means, the sound is produced by varying a compact multitude of frequencies of a given air column, so, apart from the lowest register, all upper ones are produced by splitting this basic column. The altissimo register, as with all other, is a matter of practise, simply, there´s nothing special about it (though the fingerings get "uneven" up there). In modern music the range is extended up to one full octave above the high f, - and, this is the most important fact, if You´re able to play this altissimo register well, the acchieved control over embrochure, throatposition etc betters the lower registers to a very high degree.
Markus

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