Alto saxophone fingering for notes written below the staff?



Asked by: Crystal Matzen

How do you play lower notes on alto sax?





Low notes are really easy to play once you figure out what to do with your tongue. When you're playing the saxophone. Just like when you're talking your tongue is in different positions constantly.

How do you do finger notes on alto sax?

The side of your left hand to press the palm. Keys. Then you have the E flat with the palm keys. So these notes use the octave key but they're not like the same fingering.

How do you play notes above the staff on alto sax?

So we're going to start on G on the second line and if we go up one step to the space above it that's a then we go up another step to the line that's B up a step to C and up one more step to D.

How do you finger low on a saxophone?

To sound a low A, use the fingering for low C and then press the low A key situated below the thumb of the left hand.

How do you play below the staff on alto sax?





We play low B by pressing down all six of our main home keys on your left hand one two three on your right. Hand one two three. We have our right hand pinkie pressing the low C key.

Why can’t I play low notes on my saxophone?

The most common reason why low notes do not work is a leak in the instrument. This can be fixed either by adjusting screws and pads or shifting the alignment of the bell. Difficulty playing the low notes of the saxophone can also be caused by air leaking from an improper neck to body fit.

What is the fingering for the lowest note on alto sax?

The alto saxophone’s lowest note is a written Bb, which is a concert Db3. This note means it plays the note a major seventh below middle C or C4. To play this note, you need to use all three main keys on both hands as well as the lower-key for both pinkies.

Can you play low a on alto?

You just stick it in the bell and when you finger low Bb, you get low A. You could make one for alto with a thinner tube, but you’d lose your Bb when using it.

What is the fingering for low C on alto sax?

Your left hand one two three on your right hand one two three and then our right hand pinkie makes a low C by pressing down the lower key of these two pinkie keys.



What are the notes for alto saxophone?

Tenor saxophones are tuned to B♭, and alto saxophones are tuned to E♭, but when playing the same note on a score, the fingerings are the same.

How do you read a saxophone fingering chart?

The only difference is to play the higher octave the higher octave note so that asterisks there along the top notes.

Does alto sax transpose up or down?

Yes an alto is in Eb and a tenor is in Bb so your Eb on alto sounds the same pitch as C on a piano. This is because they are what is commonly called a “transposing instrument”. This is a feature of many, but not all, woodwind and brass instruments.



How do you play a# on alto sax?

So we're holding down these two keys on our left hand and then. We press like this with our right hand and that makes a b-flat. Also known as a sharp.