Saxophone technical exercises to correct finger motion

Here are some exercises that I have my students do to correct the most common technical problem- fingers that fly off of the keys. In order to play fast and clean while staying relaxed the fingers must stay low to the keys. Lifting fingers too high can even cause carpal tunnel syndrome because the hands have to tense up in order to move the fingers so far. Some rare players can somehow play very fast and clean while lifting their fingers off of the keys very high, but these people are the exception.

Working on these exercises until your fingers stay right on the keys can really help with tension in the whole body, because if the hands are locked up, the rest of the body will follow.

Technical exercises to correct finger motion

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