Palm E HB

Jeff

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The Next Note Note is Palm E:

Palm E

Fingering for Palm E:

  • Left Hand: 1st and 2nd palm keys
  • Right Hand: Side key E
  • Octave Key: Yes

Saxophone Fingering Chart

The red keys on the image above are outlined on the saxophone below.

Palm Eb image

With

Side keys final for Eb

Placement

When playing the palm E, use your right hand on the side E key. The side E key is shown in the image directly above (the last of the 2  saxophone pictures on this page). When pushing this key, use your right hand and make contact with the left side of the knuckle on the index finger. The hand should be relaxed. See the image below:

Right hand placement with circle

Audio Examples

Your Turn!

Go ahead and give it a try. If the note does not want to come out, do the following to fix it:

  1. Play a low D and get a good tone
  2. Notice what your embouchure feels like
  3. Jump up to the high E
  4. Don’t move jaw- keep  your embouchure the same, as if you are playing a low D

If the note does not come out, you may have moved your jaw. Adding pressure to the reed will make the higher notes more difficult to play. Keep on trying, and if you don’t see improvement after a week then let me know and we’ll work it out.