So many ‘mistakes’ by aspiring saxophonists come from poor fingering technique, we just can’t get our fingers in the right place at the right time! These ten exercises are building on my second ebook, Nail Your Scales which is available from the Cambridge Saxophone website. ALL of these exercises need to be practiced with a metronome, I suggest starting at 60 bpm and then increasing by 10 bpm each time until you can comfortably play at 180 bpm or faster!
We start the book working on our weakest fingers, the pinky, or little finger. If you’re right handed then your left hand pinky key will be a significant challenge, (and on the saxophone, it’s the hardest set of notes), so spend some time getting these exercises right before moving on.