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by Sax Mom
(964 posts)
9 years ago

Soprano Saxophone Intonation

Hi. I finally found ONE soprano sax in the local stores, and tried it out. It was a Keilworth, selling for about $800, somewhat used, and I had to point out that the low bflat key didn't even close. However, that's beside the point. Playing the c (in the middle of the staff) was horribly out of tune with the d just above. I had to lip the d way down and the c up to make them in tune relative to one another. Is this a common problem in Sopranos, or was it just that particular horn? Thanks!

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  1. by a2g_cnaz
    (4 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Soprano Saxophone Intonation

    pretty musch every soprano has an intonation problem, this one in particular im not sure about. Just work with it alot, thats what i had to do

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    1. by martysax
      (148 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Soprano Saxophone Intonation

      I have a similar problem. I've adjusted my mouthpiece almost all the way in in order to play D2 and higher in tune. My lower octave is a half step flat. I've actually had to play songs in two different keys on occasion. Any suggestions? My set-up is a early 70's Super-Dynaction Soprano with a Dukoff 8* STM.

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