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by lilaeroe
(2 posts)
9 years ago

Intonation

i bearly learned how to play tenor sax and i am having a horrible trouble w/ intonation and i want to know what i can do to fix it also i cant blow constantly so it sounds kind of wah wich doesnt help but im wondering if that has anything to w/ it but i dont know

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  1. by jazzplayer15
    (27 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Intonation

    I know exactly what you mean. I started learning Tenor a few months ago. I'm still not as good as I'd like to be but the thing that's helped me the most is practicing scales. They're really boring but work with nice long notes, start with the high ones and work your way down. Try starting the note pianissimo and cresendo until you get to fortissimo. Keep doing that until your happy with your tone. Good Luck K

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    1. by YanagisawA-901
      (312 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Intonation

      strengthen your emboucher bro (lol your mouth).. and the way that u put ur mouth arounndd the piece.. dont make it too tight.. but not too loose.. u more than likely wont get it in ur own.. try getting private lessons..

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      1. by GzsKerqt
        (77 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Intonation

        U should train ur diaphragm. Try breathing exercises. Then u will get a consistent sound. Practicing ur scales(long notes) will help u train ur emboucher.

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    2. by barisax999
      (400 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Intonation

      well i hate to break this to you, but if you just started, then your intonation will be off. for one, your ear isnt trained. another you havent developed the face muscles yet. ive been playing for years and i finally have the face muscles. dont expect to be good overnight. once you start practicing 4 hours a day, then you can be good

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