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What is B sharp on the alto sax?

What is B sharp on the alto sax?

A “b sharp” is fingered like a “c.” Well, actually, if you fingered with the middle finger LH, which is a stand-alone fingering, that would be a C. A true B# would be first finger LH (B) and then with the RH side key, raising the B one half step.

What is the transposition for alto sax?

Transposition table. This is when you discover that your saxophone is pitched in a different key. Yes an alto is in Eb and a tenor is in Bb so your Eb on alto sounds the same pitch as C on a piano. This is because they are what is commonly called a “transposing instrument”.

How do you play BB on alto saxophone?

2 To play a high B flat and/or A sharp, simply add the Register key (sometimes known as the Octave key) using your LEFT thumb at the back of your saxophone. 3 To play a low B flat and/or A sharp, add all three main fingers on your left hand, plus all three fingers on your right hand.

What key is alto saxophone?

Tenor saxophones are tuned to B♭, and alto saxophones are tuned to E♭, but when playing the same note on a score, the fingerings are the same.

How do you play a B flat on alto saxophone?

There are actually THREE B flat and/or A sharp notes on alto saxophone. Description: 1 To play a middle B flat and/or A sharp, using your LEFT hand, place your first TWO main fingers on the top two main keys of your saxophone. Add in the bottom side key with the side of your RIGHT index finger.

What is the best alto sax brand?

Top 3 Best Alto Saxophone Brands for Beginners Mendini by Cecilio E-Flat Alto Saxophone Jean-Paul Jean-Paul USA AS-400 Student Alto Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate EB Alto Saxophone

Does alto saxophone have the same fingerings as a recorder?

(Thomas (alto sax)) Yes, the fingerings for the naturals are the same, but since the sax has more than twice as many key holes as a recorder, you have many more fingering options. There are about 9 different possible (but not all practical) fingerings for Bb on a sax, 6 of which I have actually used while playing pieces.

Is the baritone sax hard to play?

As others have said, the baritone is no harder to play than the other saxes, except of course that it requires more air, and thus demands a little better breath control. (Which should translate into even more control when you pick up the tenor, incidentally.)