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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:15 am    Post subject: Help re: Legato notes on the sax Reply with quote

Hello shiny brass people -

Can someone give me a hint on this one?

I am trying to craft a reasonably decent sax sound using a combination of the sax samples from Dimension Pro and the air noises, key clicks and breathing from Garritan's JABB. I am nearly there, but need some insight into the mechanics of a saxophone.

Specifically - when you are playing a legato/slurred line am I correct in assuming that the key/valve behaviour is exactly the same as a normal tongued passage? IE. as each note is played I should hear a sound from the key/valve being pressed and another as the note is changed and the valve closes. Is that correct? Or do you leave all the valves open and close them together at the end of the line, (I don't think so...).

Can you tell I've never picked up one of those shiny brass things in my life? Smile

Cheers!

B.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People who play shiny brass things and people who play wooden plucky strummy things just don't have a lot of common ground built into the experience, do they? lol
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told it still counts as music - but it seems like a lot of finger marks and numb lips to me!

Smile B.

Nice tits, btw... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, to change notes you have to close and open keys.
It's exactly the same in that regard whether you're tonguing the notes or playing totally legato.

As for the mechanical noises ....... some saxes are noisy while others aren't.
One thing you do hear on a good sax is a kinda 'pop' as a key closes.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the confirmation Lt.

Cheers!

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