On Alto Saxophone, which notes can easily produce a "tremolo" effect, using alternate fingerings?
It's a kind of "warble" effect I'm looking for, but without changing pitch (or without changing pitch much). I've seen and heard sax players produce this effect plenty of times, but what is the best notation? And, which notes in the Alto Saxophone range can produce this effect?
Or can most notes achieve this effect, even if you're not using a "proper" alternate fingering, but instead just using one of the side-keys?
I've just been reading up on saxophone false fingerings here. It's great info, but I wanted some specific advice about which notes have two different fingerings which can be switched between quickly enough to be played as a tremolo (with just one side-key, for instance).
I've seen this effect notated in a couple of ways. Firstly, I found this in a book of Cannonball Adderley transcriptions (using a tremolo):
(Yes, I know these notes are in a pretty extreme register...!)
And, I'm pretty sure this kind of notation would work too (with or without the tremolo mark):