Saxophone - ANSWERS to QUIZ 4

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To inflate the body resonator and to start and maintain the tone vibration by blowing.

1. The diaphragm is the muscular membrane that separates the longs (above) from the intestines etc. (below).

2. In rest position the diaphragm is in a dome shape. In good breathing action the diaphragm flattens (like a drum skin). It pushes the intestines downwards and creates a vacuum above it into which the lungs expand (through the inflow of air).

1. through the open mouth while dropping the jaw.

2. the upper teeth remain on the mouth piece throughout the breathing ( and playing) action.

3. by expanding the lower rib cage and stomach muscles.

1. "Hoooooo" - this keeps the throat open and brings the air upwards from the bottom of the lungs.

2. Always take as deep a breath as time allows, even for a few notes (this keeps the body resonator expanded as much as possible.

3. Breath at the end of each musical phrase. This actually enhances the musical flow.

1. A minim (half note) that starts on beat 2, finishes at the start of beat 4.

2. A minim that starts on beat 3, finishes at the start of beat 1 of the next bar.

3. A dotted minim (dotted half note) that starts on beat 1, finishes at the start of beat 4.

A whole tone scale is a scale where all notes are spaced at equal whole tone intervals. It is a 'symmetric scale'. There are two whole tone scales

  1. C - D - E - F# - G# - A# - C

  2. C# - D# - F - G - A - B - C#
Each note in a whole tone scale can be the tonic note of that scale.

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