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 Re: Alto Sax Altissimo
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2006-05-25 12:05

On alto sax (and others), I've found that holding LH3 down with the octave key (8ve oox|ooo) will give altissimo Bb, and opening up the palm keys (as well as the RH high E and F# keys) in turn will extend the altissimo range up to altissimo Eb when all the palm keys and high F# key are opened). Provided you have a high F# key.

So, altissimo G is (all with the octave key open) - xox|Side Bb xoo (or on tenors and bari - xoo|High F#ooo)
Alt. G#/Ab - xox|Side C xoo,
A - oxx|xxx
Bb - oox|ooo
B - High D oox|ooo
C - High D & Eb oox|ooo
C# - High D & Eb oox| High E ooo
D - High D, Eb & F oox| High E ooo
D#/Eb - High D, Eb & F oox| High E & F# ooo.

Then with a different embouchure you can repeat the same fingerings and extend the range up even further following the same sequence. It works much better on tenor and bari though.

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