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Clarinet and Saxophone Technique, Similarities

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#1 tulip21

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 00:55

Hello everyone,
I've heard that there are some similarities in technique between the clarinet and the saxophone. What are they? As far as I know, the technique seems totally different and you must start from scratch in order to learn the other if you know one.
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Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:33

Some answers here-

http://www.davejford...axVerusClar.htm


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 17:43

Conceptually similar, but embouchure is different - clarinet is more difficult in that respect


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 13:54

It's been interesting watching my daughter's progress on clarinet.  She took it up 2 years ago having played recorder to a high standard (and violin and some piano).  A classmate started at the same time but with a background on sax (and piano and?).  They are making quite similar (rapid) progress so far.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 14:57

Good summary except that a tiny leak can mean either a mighty squeak or no sound at all.


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