Some Extra Assistance
I think we all need extra help with our low notes…they can be challenging but very attainable! Here’s the extra help you’re looking for. Good luck. You’ll get this soon!
- Play at forte. It really takes a lot of air to get these lower notes to play.
- Keep your jaw the same as when playing your low D. It may be tempting to lower your jaw, but this will make it more difficult to play a pure tone. Keep the jaw steady.
- Make sure there is sufficient pressure on your reed, with your teeth, through your bottom lip.
- If the note still will not come out, keep on trying for a few days. If we are consistent, things can start working by making daily attempts.
- Still having problems? The low notes tend to be among the first to go out of alignment/adjustment. You may need to take your instrument to a repair shop. Give yourself at least a week of trying before considering this as an issue.
- Send me a recording and I can make suggestions!