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AuthorTopic:   Saxaphone
trumpet guru
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posted: 8/22/2003 at 7:43:28 AM ET
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As for squeaks, it is the opposite. These usually happen when too much reed is in the mouth.

As for the low D specifically, try playing your G. If it sounds good, put one finger at a time down with your right hand until you have worked your way down to the D. You can also think "Oh" to relax your chops so the reed will be freer to vibrate slower. You may be caught between octaves.

Also, you may need an adjustment. Often an instable D is caused by a key out of wack.


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posted: 11/29/2004 at 3:04:20 PM ET
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Actually, The Sax is pornounced Saxophone, or saxaphone. Most however, choose Saxaphone including most of the orchastra conductors and so forth

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posted: 11/30/2004 at 12:44:39 PM ET
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It is pronounced Saxa. ,but spelled Saxo.
Sometimes squeaking can be caused by a slow release of the tongue. A quicker tongue might help.

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