This course will take you step by step from your first altissimo note through having a mastery of the upper range of your saxophone. We will start off by going into great detail about the correct embouchure and tongue position to make those notes speak. Then we will learn the fingerings for each of the notes in an order that makes them easy to remember and play. By the end of this course, you will be able to play from altissimo G all the way up to altissimo D.
Each lesson should be worked on for 1- 2 weeks before moving on to the next one; building your lip muscle and perfecting your tongue position is a vital part of learning how to play altissimo. There are very clear goals and practice techniques listed in each lesson. You should limit your altissimo practice time to 5 – 7 minutes per practice session as altissimo is a lip killer.
Prerequisites – you should be a solid intermediate sax player working your way towards early advanced & you should be able to play your first 3 overtones.