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November 25th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Saxophone Sax

Playing your saxophone in tune with others in your group requires more than simply playing a reference note in a tuner and adjust the nozzle instrument. To really understand the adjustment process and how best to adjust his saxophone helps to know the physics behind the sound produced during the reproduction. When we talk about physics and the saxophone are treated in the field of invisible vibrations called sound waves.

To understand better these sound waves help to think of a guitar string. When starting a note on a guitar string vibrates at a specific rate or frequency. The length This chain dictates how often the string vibrate. When you move your finger up and down the frets you can change the tone of any of a dozen pitches. Now think a fretless guitar. Instead of a dozen throws that could have hundreds of fields, each slightly different than the other. Saxphones behave in the same way, but using a vibrating air column instead of a vibrating string.

By adding or subtracting the fingers on the saxophone is changing the overall length of the tube, creating sound waves more or less long in the process. Many things can affect the resulting wave. One of the keys that fit properly can not be more than partially closing a gaping hole caused all the notes above that key to being a little flat. Also, a number that is open when it should be closed may make other notes out of tune or the sound is very less, less focused.

Two saxophones that are not perfectly tuned to each other always vibrate at different frequencies, even when playing the same note. When two sound waves exactly the same frequency are played together, mutually reinforcing the creation of a strong overall sound more pleasant. When two tones are a bit out of tune sometimes collide each other causing a disturbance in the combined waveform. This phenomenon creates audible "beats" or projections on what the listener hears. Each package in the sound combined is, literally, the two sound waves colliding. It is often easier to understand this process, as visually. Check out the examples shown in http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/Physics.html.

As a saxophonist that should be your goal to learn to play guitar in perfect harmony. Unfortunately, this requires more than just refine their concert of A or B-flat. Now that you know a little about the physics of sound though, you can begin to understand the problems inherent in their field of saxophone and relate this to their overall performance and the study routine.

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