"saxophone fingerings make sense..."

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  1. Vstern

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    "compared to trumpet fingerings." I read something like that a while ago. Does anyone know the topic? Advanced search did not help.
     
  2. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

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    Hmm. They make no sense to me.
     
  3. Vstern

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    Not my personal opinion; I'm wondering where on this site I may have seen that.
     
  4. Drew Ahner

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    Having played both, I'm having trouble thinking of similarities. the overtone series works the same way, if you have the talent to use it.
     
  5. Brekelefuw

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    Well, sax does make more sense. If you want to play high on a sax you lift fingers. If you want to play lower you push things down. Seems to be more practical than 0, 123, 13, 23, 12, 1, 2, 0.

    E, F, F# and G in the lower stack on a sax are the same as a trumpet as far as direct relations go.
     
  6. Brekelefuw

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    The overtone series is physics. It isn't really changeable.
     
  7. Drew Ahner

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    The more I think about it, the more it does make sense. Listen to brekelefuw, he is certainly correct. I never made the connection about E, F, F#, and G. Good call. As for the overtones being simple physics, yes, that is the reason that a piece of pvc pipe shares the same qualities, I was just pointing it out.
     
  8. mchs3d

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    I once tried to map out all the intricate mechanisms that push keys down on Saxophones. It is quite a genius invention. However, the trumpet is still, far and wide, a more "natural" instrument.
     
  9. tobylou8

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  10. turtlejimmy

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    I'm not sure about making more sense ... But, saxophone fingerings are divided into octaves, that is to say, it's the same fingering for two octaves, with the only difference being you press or not press the octave key. Then, the fingerings get a little wonky in upper register playing, it doesn't follow the same two octave patterns. The sax system is faster .... The average sax player plays faster than the average trumpet player.

    Saxophone is an easier instrument, IMO, by quite a bit. There is no way to mute the things, however, so they're loud all the time.


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