In this lessons I introduce you to the concept of using alternate fingerings. Alternate fingerings are a concept that I first learned about when listening to John Coltrane and later Michael Brecker. I would hear them play a series of notes and do something to the sound that I couldn’t understand. Through the years I have learned that what they were doing was to use alternate fingering to effect the timbre and tone of the notes they were playing. I demonstrate the ones that I use the most and give you specific ways that I might use them. I deal with all the notes from middle Bb al the way up to high F and demonstrate everything on the tenor sax. (Video)
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