Sax Fingerings

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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by admin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:05 pm

Okay, I think I've got it. This version also adds the ability to send aftertouch messages (there's another thread, in the "feature requests" section where I'll describe that more fully).
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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by ubizmo » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:22 pm

The O|OXO|XXOO alternate middle C# still isn't there. I'm not yet sure how to work the aftertouch data, so I haven't played with that yet.

Also, I notice that *|XXO|XXXO (either octave) produces B natural. I don't know if this is intentional, but it seems like not such a good idea. Better to leave that R3 hole available for vibrato on the G#.

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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by 2Dog » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:53 pm

I wish we could separate all the talk of recorder fingerings from the Sax Fingerings thread as it is very confusing and hard to follow.

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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by admin » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:24 pm

Sorry 2Dog, I don't think I can move all these now, but hopefully we're almost done with the recorder stuff.

Ubizmo, the C# seems to work for me, for example I can alternate back and forth between a C# and D by playing o xxo xxoo and then raising either R1 or R2 to change to the D. Maybe I attached the wrong version last time or for some reason yours didn't actually update? I did change xxo xxxo to G# in this attached version. so hopefully installing this one will fix both that and the C#. Thanks!
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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by admin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:08 pm

Out of curiosity, are you guys still using the sax fingering options in the beta software? I hope to release 1.7 before too long, and I need to decide which ones to include. Thanks!
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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by 2Dog » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:20 pm

I use them.

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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by admin » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:06 pm

Okay, thanks!
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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by 2Dog » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:44 pm

This thread has by far the most number of views at over 13k and I would like to determine if anybody else is using the fingerings. Also what apps are you using? Which sax config do you like?

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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by admin » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:03 pm

I would guess that the majority of thread views are actually just bots— I’ve only heard from a couple of people who are using the sax fingerings, but there certainly may be more I don’t know of.
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Re: Sax Fingerings

Post by 2Dog » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:40 am

The fingerings know as Saxophone, Extended were originally designed for a range of (depending on your octave shift) from G2 to C#5 (29 note) full chromatic using over-blow to get the upper octave. I use my WARBL in bag mode and found it difficult to play in the upper octave so I had my setting using single register and over-blow turned off. I still had from G2 to C#4 (18 notes) so that was more range than I needed. I recently discovered that putting the bell sensor in and switching to Bell Register allowed me to get down to G1 and up to C#4 and it was much easier to play the full range (29 notes) but it required sitting as you have to keep the bell sensor against your leg when playing fro G1 to F#2. It also allowed alternate fingerings for G2 to C#3 as you could play them with or without the bell sensor. I stumbled on this by accident and it made the entire range usable. I am setting up for Chord playing with NaviChord on ios and can trigger chords on only the bell sensor range so I can play melody with all the other no-bell sensor notes over sustained chords. There is a learning curve to get used to playing like this but it is easier to get the lower octave. Have to recalibrate the bell sensor depending on the type of clothing you have on every once in a while. Slight problem with piano sounds when playing the bell sensor notes and the sound is not as clean with the bell sensor but string type sounds don't have a problem. I can still use piano on the melody notes and strings on the sustained chords using bell sensor notes.

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