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#1 bedde

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:28 AM

Hi,

 

I have been watching some Youtube videos on vibrato.

Most of them advice on moving the lower jaw to produce the vibrations when holding long notes.

 

However, watching the pro sax players, I do not see them moving their lower jaw.

Some, when listening to their performances, you can hear the wind they blow is not steady (don't know how to explain this).

 

So, are there other techniques to practice vibrato??

 

Thanks in advance,

 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:25 PM

I'm speculating here, but yes, I believe there are other techniques which involve controlling wind rather than jaw.  I imagine it would be similar to the type of vibrato singers use.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:46 AM

I can't imagine using singer vibrato technique. I prefer using jaw and that's the best

I'm speculating here, but yes, I believe there are other techniques which involve controlling wind rather than jaw. I imagine it would be similar to the type of vibrato singers use.


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

There are other people who use their sternum to create vibrato, but I prefer to use my jaw in order to keep a supported and steady air stream. 



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:07 AM

Using the jaw.... hmmm....

 

How do you use jaw vibrato when hitting the high notes?? :)



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:02 AM

@bedde why not :D


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:58 AM

@ken I read that often when people are playing the high notes they bite the reed harder.

I have noticed that with me also.

 

So, biting hard would create a certain tension to get the high notes to sound proper,

When using the jaw vibrato, it would mean releasing the tension which could make the note sound not proper... :huh:



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

NEVER BITE A REED!!! EVER!!!

Vibrato is achieved simply by saying (without your voice) yoy yoy yoy yoy yoy....  while playing,

Not necessarily moving your jaw and don't fluctuate your airstream. Keep air strong and constant.






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