Do you need to get your embouchure back on track?
Here’s a sax warm up that will really help you to get back on track with your saxophone after a break. This is the second phase of this series and you can find part one here.
Sax Warm Up – Tone Ladders
Phase 2 of getting my embouchure back on track is an exercise I like to call Tone Ladders.
Getting started with Tone Ladders
Watch the video as I demonstrate this exercise.
I’m going to use my tuner with a drone tone.
I’m going to start from low B flat.
Then I’m going from low B flat to F, back to B flat.
Then I go up to middle B flat, to octave F and back to B flat, then up to second octave B flat.
Tips for this sax warm up
There’s a few things to think about here.
- Keep your embouchure as set as possible. Try not to adjust your embouchure as you move up and down the ranges.
- Keep using your ears to keep your intonation right with the drone tone. Don’t watch it with your eyes.
- You can extend up through the range of your saxophone, but those first 2 octaves are the most important thing.
When you get that right, then you can move onto phase #3.
Find the rest of this series:
Inside Sax School we talk a lot with our member about making your sax practice really effective, with exercises like this one.
If you’re ready to make fast progress on your saxophone, take a look at what Sax School could do for you, here.