Category Archive: Techique

Jan 30

Balancing Your Key Action

Adjusting the springs so that the tension is the same for all keys is a simple and easy way to improve you finger technique. Using your index finger, slowly and gently lower each key, including the side keys and spatula keys. Determine which key has the tension you like, then adjust the springs to the …

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Jan 15

How To Determine “Good” Technique

Technique is a simple question. Do you do what you intend? Yes or no. But, given the number of styles, genres, schools, and models, how can you objectively evaluate your technique? Most sound has four elements – pitch, tone, volume, and duration. You can create technical exercises by changing one of the elements and notice …

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Jun 20

Finger Efficiency

Speed is always a subject for saxophone players.  How can we learn to play faster? Here is something to consider when you are working on your finger technique.  Keys close (side keys open) at the speed that your fingers press the keys.  But, the keys come back at the speed of the springs. For that …

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