Saxophone- Methods

Alto Sax Transposition

Up a M6 (down a m3) If the band plays a concert C the alto saxophone player will be playing their A

Baritone Saxophone Transposition

Sounds an octave + regular Eb transposition. To sound C4 the musician will play A6.

Tenor Sax Transposition

Up a M2 down an octave (same as Bass Clarinet) if you want the Tenor Sax to play C4 you need to finger D5

Plastic Reeds

Good for up 2 years. Play a half size lower than normal

A# 3

B3

C4

C#4

D4

D#/Eb 4

E4

F4

F# 4

G 4

Ab 4

A4

Bb4

Do not use the second fingering!

B4

C5

C#5

D5

Depress Octave Key*
Very Sharp

D#5

+Thumb

E5

Very Sharp
+Thumb

F5

+Thumb

G5

+Thumb

Ab 5

+Thumb

A 5

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Bb 5

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B 5

C 6

C# 6

D 6

D#6

E6

F 6

What note should alto saxophone mouthpiece sound?

Concert A2

What note should Soprano saxophone mouthpiece sound?

Concert C3

What note should Tenor saxophone mouthpiece sound?

Concert G2

What note should Baritone saxophone mouthpiece sound?

Concert D2