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I'm playing(rather arranging) Wizard Wheezes by Nicholas Hooper for our band's chamber music unit. At the end, there is a trumpet shake from concert G to concert Bb. It would be really nice to be able to play in that range, and I am quite adept at altissimo. Anyone know a fingering for E-G on the alto saxophone? I own a YAS-62 professional sax.

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That's a tricky one!

You could try playing a 'front E', i.e. F spatula key, C/A key, G key and octave key, and try lifting off the C/A key and G key in order to play the altissimo G. The latter is more of a tenor fingering for altissimo G than an alto fingering, but if you can get the note to sound it should work ok for the purposes of a trill.

What I can't guarantee, however, is the trumpeters being happy with you stealing their big moment!

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I can't play any altissimo notes at all, they're way too high for me, so I can't tell you anything. However, this website:

http://wfg.woodwind.org/sax/sax_alt_4.html

has a bunch of fingerings for a bunch of instruments; if you look on the home page, there's not just saxophone, but also flute, bassoon, clarinet and multiple other less known ones. Right now, the link should bring you to the lower altissimo register for sax. If you scroll down, there's links to the middle and upper altissimo, as well as the normal range, too. It's a cool website.

Hope you find what you were looking for!

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