Can I teach myself to play the alto saxophone?

Can I teach myself to play the alto saxophone?

You CAN teach yourself saxophone, yes, but without some kind of help it will be difficult and time consuming. You can access online saxophone lessons at any time of the day or night that suits you. If you don’t feel like playing today, then don’t.

Is the alto saxophone easy to learn?

Compared to a lot of instruments, the saxophone is one of the easier ones to learn. The keys were designed for easy, logical use, the mouthpiece is less complex than it’s orchestral counterparts and playing in tune with a good tone is feasible within a few practice sessions.

Does alto saxophone have the same fingerings as a recorder?

(Thomas (alto sax)) Yes, the fingerings for the naturals are the same, but since the sax has more than twice as many key holes as a recorder, you have many more fingering options. There are about 9 different possible (but not all practical) fingerings for Bb on a sax, 6 of which I have actually used while playing pieces.

Which sax tenor or alto?

Every saxophone player would know that one major difference between the alto and tenor sax is their size. The alto saxophone is smaller than the tenor saxophone. It is lighter and easy to manage than the tenor sax. On the other hand, the tenor sax is heavier and larger, and might not be as easy to manage as the alto sax.

Are Alto and tenor saxophone fingerings the same?

Although the alto and tenor saxophones use similar sets of fingerings and embouchure, they are significantly different in regards to note register. The alto saxophone is an E-flat instrument, which means that a written C played by an alto sax actually sounds like an E-flat. The tenor saxophone, on the other hand, is built half an octave lower.

What are the notes for alto saxophone?

The range of the alto saxophone is from concert D♭ 3 (the D♭ below F—see Scientific pitch notation) to concert A♭ 5 (or A 5 on altos with a high F♯ key). As with most types of saxophone, the standard written range is B♭ 3 to F 6 (or F♯ 6).