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 Re: Sax Fingerings for the Clarinetist?
Author: Gnomon 
Date:   2007-07-03 14:40

The basic 2 octaves of the saxophone are very, very easy if you already play clarinet. My niece is a good clarinetist. I explained to her how to play those two octaves, and she got it first time - that's less than a minute it took her to learn.

But the low notes are a bit tricky because you have to loosen your embouchure as you go down, while all your clarinet playing will have been encouraging you to keep the embouchure rock steady.

And the saxophone doesn't really do high notes the way the clarinet does. There is an altissimo register in the sax, but it is crazy - like the really high notes in the clarinet four ledger lines above the top of the stave.

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