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Baritone Saxophones- Baritone Saxophone For Beginners


									Playing the saxophone may prove difficult at first. Just like any other musical
instruments, learning how to play the saxophone requires technique and skill. These
skills and techniques however can only be acquired through constant practice and
actual playing of the instrument. As a commonly acknowledged fact, nobody fully
learns how to use any musical instrument by just merely reading how the instrument
is played. Although theoretical knowledge may prove to be essential and beneficial to
the student or player of the instrument, it is not however sufficient. Learning how to
use a saxophone means that the person can actually play the instrument. This can only
be realized if one starts to pick up the saxophone and starts playing it. Henceforth, it is
only through constant practice that the necessary skills and techniques will be
developed. Eventually, the beginner will become adept at playing the instrument. The
aforementioned is true regardless of which type of saxophone is to be used

However, not all saxophones are the same. The instrument actually comes in different
types, shapes, and sizes. The main difference however is the music that is produced
from each instrument. Baritone Saxophones, otherwise know as bari sax to distinguish
them from baritone horns, are generally accounted as the heaviest and largest among
the different saxophone instruments. In fact, players of baritone saxophones put some
harness to support the weight of the instrument. Thus, if the player is not concerned
about the size or weight of the instrument, then playing the baritone saxophone should
not be much of a problem.

Bass saxophones are also, more often, played in the bass section of soul tunes or
music because of the low range of the musical notes it plays. Among the other types
of saxophones, baritone saxophones have the lowest range and notes. It thus becomes
a good harmonizer in bands. With this note, baritone saxophones are commonly
distinguished from other types of saxophones through its distinct rich and deep tone.
Thus in a band or orchestra, it provides the deep musical pulse in the group because of
the deep tone which is inherent in it. Ideally though, the use of baritone saxophone is
recommended only after practicing, for a time, with tenor saxophone or the alto
saxophone. But then again, if one intends to play bass, soulful, deep tone, and
harmonize it with tunes in the higher range, the use of baritone saxophone may be a
good choice. One point to consider though is that since baritone saxophones are
relatively harder to play and manage compared to, for instance, alto saxophones and
tenor instruments, constant practice by way of playing the instrument is strongly
advised. In this way, the player will get accustomed to the instrument and will
eventually become comfortable playing it.

Some other considerations that must be taken into account in playing baritone
saxophones would be the way to hold the saxophones. This is important considering
that the saxophone is heavy and it is played with a harness supporting it. The position
or way of holding the instrument ensures that the instrument will not produce a bad
tone as a consequence of holding it incorrectly.

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