How To Play A Low C Sharp On The Saxaphone

You can learn how to play a low C sharp on the saxophone by using a few pointers. The saxophone is a woodwind instrument, therefore it uses a reed that vibrates and produces the sound. This is unlike a brass instrument where you produce the sound with your mouth. This fact makes it much harder to play extremely high or low notes because you must manipulate the vibration of the reed with your mouth. Use these steps to play a low C sharp on the saxophone.

  1. Place the first finger of your left hand on the "B" key. Place the second finger of your left hand on the "A/C" key. Place the third finger of your left hand on the "G" key. Place your pinkie finger on the "Low C#" key. If you are unsure about this key, it is the topmost key in the group of four left-hand little finger keys.
  2. Place the first finger of your right hand on the "F" key. Place the second finger of your right hand on the "E" key. Place the third finger of your right hand on the "D" key. Place your pinkie finger on the "Low C" key. If you are unsure about this key, it is the bottom key in the group of two right-hand little finger keys.
  3. Take a deep breath and place your mouth on the mouthpiece. Keep your mouth relaxed and do not tense up. Blow from your diaphragm while placing the back of your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
  4. Adjust your mouth to an overbite if you are having trouble hitting the low C sharp note.

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