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by saxybill1
(7 posts)
2 months ago

technique

I am an experienced player and would like to know how to "growl" the sax.  Any help, I would be greatful.Thanks

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (342 posts)

    2 months ago

    Re: technique

    It is like making noise with a Kazoo while blowing air in the horn.

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  2. by mijderf
    (203 posts)

    2 months ago

    Re: technique

    Hum while you play.  Tricky at first, but gets easier pretty quickly.

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    1. by saxybill1
      (7 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: technique

      Is it like humming and blowing air at the same time?

      William Morris kent

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      1. by mijderf
        (203 posts)

        2 months ago

        Re: technique

        Exactly.  Practice it a bit before you try it on the horn, because at first, it is not as easy as it sounds.

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    2. by Ranandar
      (3 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: technique

       

      My growl comes from up in my throat kind of like snoring. Yea, it takes practice. Humming into the sax is what we called "Jig tone" which is probably not what you are after. Making a growl while bending a note down sounds very saxy.

       

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