How to Enhance the Expressiveness of Sax?

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Simply put, saxophone’s expressiveness is proportional to the time it takes to practice. Everyone in the initial contact with the saxophone, almost no performance. Focus on the breath practice steady, sound blowing steady blow solid, vomit, fingering these basic kungfu above. When you go through this stage, there will be two situations, one can be played neatly a lot of music, but most of the songs are blown out a flavor, or no flavor. Second, in the expression of the feelings of the song, it will seriously want to pass how to let the melody blow out sounds good. Saxophone performance and saxophone skills are inseparable. So a rough analysis of the saxophone technique.
I. Pronunciation
Appoggiatura is the addition of one or two short notes (usually an 8th or 16th note) before (or after) the tonic because it is attached to the tonic and is used to decorate the tonic to give it more variation, and the duration of the appoggiatura is integrated with the tonic. That is, the duration of the attunement plus the tonic does not destroy the duration of the tonic.
II、 Trill
Vibrato is a form of expression of soft feelings in music. Vibrato is generally used in more than one beat of the “long note” part of the music, used to express a variety of single tone sound color changes. Vibrato is used to control the intensity of breath by changing the jaw and lip.

III、 Guttural sound
Guttural sounds, also known as roar sounds, are generally used when the climax of a song requires an emotional outburst. Its way of playing is to make the voice of the saxophone and the throat sound at the same time, which is a natural combination of the two through the saxophone. Pay attention to the fact that the throat muscles are actually in a state of tension when practicing throat sounds. Making them sound is harmful to the throat.
IV、 Sliding sound
Skateboarding is one of the most common techniques used by experts, divided into up and down. Play in the use of more than half of the scale within the sliding tone processing.
Glide: Usually achieved by loosening the breath, loosening the strength of the lips, or moving the lower lip in the saxophone direction to reduce the pressure on the reed vibrating area.
V、 Weak voice
A weak note is a sound made by a saxophone when it is played weakly. Weak blowing is one of the most important skills of saxophone and one of the basic ways of expressing emotion. Although the amount of weak blowing to the Saxophone unit time to reduce the breath, but to control the stability of breath, lip strength stability, in fact, blowing weak more tired than normal, more strength.
VI、 Other skills
Of course, there are other saxophone techniques such as double vomiting, three vomiting, circular breathing, super blowing, flapping tongue and so on, because the use of a lot of other skills can be temporarily not. After mastering these saxophone skills, the practical application of them is particularly important. How a piece of music is processed and how it is handled in different places is a test of the overall quality of music. All technical applications must be “properly expressed” according to the song itself.


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