Notes On An Alto Sax – G flat F sharp.
How To Play F sharp on the Alto Saxophone.
How To Play G flat on the Alto Saxophone.
Hello and welcome to this series of Notes On Alto Saxophone.
In this lesson for Beginner Saxophone Notes, we are going to learn how to play the note F sharp and G flat on our alto saxophone.
G flat = Gb F sharp = F#
These two notes sound the same, but have different names depending on a few things. However, they are actually the same note.
There are actually THREE F sharp and G flat notes on alto saxophone.
1 To play a low F sharp / G flat, add all three main fingers on your left hand, plus the middle finger on your right hand.
2 To play a middle F sharp / G flat, keep all main fingers on their main keys just like a Low F, but add the Register key with your LEFT thumb.
3 Note – your saxophone may or may not have the necessary right hand side key. Not all saxophones have a high F sharp key….some do but some don’t.
However, if it does – To play a high F sharp / G flat, keep the Register key (sometimes known as the Octave key) using your LEFT thumb at the back of your saxophone, but remove all 6 main fingers. Using the lower outside of your LEFT index (pointer) finger, add in the first two upper side keys. Using the lower inside middle finger of your LEFT hand, add the third upper side key. Using the lower outside of your RIGHT index (pointer) finger, add in the top upper side key. Using your RIGHT middle finger add the high F sharp key (if it exists !).
Once again let me just say that you are an awesome saxophonist – and now you know how to play F sharp / G flat on the Alto saxophone. Keep being awesome !
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