How to Finger Low B Flat on the Tenor Sax

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The note low B flat is fingered in a very specific way on a tenor sax. Finger low B flat on the tenor sax with help from a saxophonist in this free video clip.

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My name is Mike Eyia, I am a saxophonist in Los Angeles. I freelance around LA with many different groups. I also tour and do a lot of work in the studio. Today we're going to discuss how to play a low B flat on a saxophone. Low B flat is the lowest note on the horn. You finger it by putting all of your fingers down. One, two, three on your left hand, one, two, three on your right hand, four, which is the low C key, and then the actual low B flat key is here with your left pinkie. You see these all these keys over here you want to hit the biggest one that's the furthest away. That is actually the low B flat key. As I said B flat is the lowest note on the sax, so sometimes it's going to take a lot of air to get this to come out, so you want make sure your mouth is nice and relaxed, put a lot of air through and just blow away. That is a low B flat. My name is Mike Eyia, and that is how to finger a low B flat on a sax.

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