fowlerl4 • Oct 1, 2018 Can someone please help me play in the lower register of the Alto Saxophone? I can only go to a low b. Comments [user=26854503]Brennon Hunt[/user] it really all depends on your embouchure and your reed and mouthpiece. try loosening up in your throat [user=26782608]MistahMoose[/user] The way that my band director always explains it is with "hot pizza." What you do is pretend that you have something hot in your mouth but can't take it out and you have to blow out to cool it down. You really have to open your throat to get those low notes out. [user=29852005]firstname.lastname@example.org[/user] Just keep going down the scales until you fail to play a lower note then restart but a note lower and keep doing that til you get to the note your stuck on [user=29853217]joeos51[/user] I don't know how to. [user=19991161]Astronix2[/user] But the alto's register only goes to Bb so you're basically there anyways? I would just loosen your throat and loosen your mouth when you put it on the mouthpiece. It's all about whatever works for you. Just mess around with it [user=29123027]CatieFen[/user] Firstly, make sure the keys associated with the low Bb do not leak. If you have a small flashlight shine it down your bell while in a dark room. Close the low Bb key and see if any light escapes; if it does, you've got a leak and you should take your instrument into the shop. If there isn't a leak, make sure your throat is open. (I had a band director that told me to pretend there was an egg in my mouth and that if I didn't open my throat to play low notes it would "break.") Drop your Jaw a bit as well, and make sure you're putting a lot of air through your horn. The lower notes will be louder than middle notes on the sax. Hope this helped! [user=16310066]Dry_Ice[/user] Open up your throat and try and keep a relaxed embouchure, try and think thicker air. I play bari and that's what I do so I wouldn't be surprised if that what you do for alto. [user=29854655]samrooks32[/user] Try creating a sound from your stomach and opening your throat when you play [user=24285626]Steven Kershaw[/user] Try lowering the back of the tongue slightly WITHOUT changing your embouchure. Try to hear the Bb before you play. [user=29857270]gavin3[/user] Relax your embouchure and try to imagine the note. If you still struggle you may have some air leaks on the horn. [user=29858138]Joan Bradley [/user] Hi [user=29545952]Yalocin[/user] Low b is the lower note (for soprano, alto, tenor and old baryton). You can go lower when you put your knee in front of the saxophone bell but it don't sounds very good... [user=4025591]Loksax[/user] Make sure your sax is working properly, you have a decent reed, and you've been playing longer than a few weeks. There is only one note lower than a low B and that is B flat, unless you mean you can only hit a middle line B. In that case your octave key may not be closing properly. You need a saxophone teacher or reasonable player to have a look at it for you. Don't try to bend it yourself. [user=30016260]BLUM00N7[/user] lossen up to ply your lower register [user=29525242]fowlerl4[/user] Yet the teachers say to play with a tighter amishers [user=29525242]fowlerl4[/user] If i were to switch from and alto to a different instrument, what instrument would have a similar amisher [user=29525242]fowlerl4[/user] sorry i meant embouchure not amisher.