Bari saxophone help

by Russell
(Quebec, Canada)

I used to play clarinet but switched to the bari sax, I can play all the notes fine but have trouble with the low D and E, they always come out an octave higher. It's supposed to be a comon problem with people who go from clary to Bari but I can't solve it. And yes I keep my mouth and through as open as posible but it dosen't help.

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Dec 01, 2007
re:bari sax help
by: Anonymous

just a guess but it could be your octave key sticking or any other key.

Jan 24, 2008
Check for other leaks
by: Anonymous

Another possibility is that you have a leak around the neck or mouthpiece.

Feb 09, 2008
It takes time
by: Anonymous

I switched from Bb Clarinet to tenor sax.
It took 6 or 7 months to get the lowest notes. and after 9 months I still couldn't start on a low note with hooting. The only way to start on a low note was to play a higher grace note and then the low note. The conductor never complained.

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