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Title: Xaphoon Sax
Post by: Mysteryman on June 07, 2013, 02:28:32 PM
Is the fingering the same as an alto sax on these? I wonder if this is a cheap way to learn sax if you arent real serious. :)
Title: Re: Xaphoon Sax
Post by: betnich on June 07, 2013, 10:01:41 PM
Looks like a glorified Recorder with a reed -

http://www.amazon.com/Xaphoon-Pocket-Sax-Black-Finish/dp/B0002ODPDI#productDescription (http://www.amazon.com/Xaphoon-Pocket-Sax-Black-Finish/dp/B0002ODPDI#productDescription)

OTOH, it is in C, so no transposing needed...
Title: Re: Xaphoon Sax
Post by: Mysteryman on June 08, 2013, 04:21:16 PM
That is kinda hot though if you don't want to take your sax out. I want to know if the fingering is the same seeing father's day is coming up. ;D
Title: Re: Xaphoon Sax
Post by: somrudeezz on August 01, 2014, 05:03:26 AM
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Title: Re: Xaphoon Sax
Post by: SketchMan3 on April 24, 2018, 08:06:16 AM
"The xaphoon has nine tone holes: eight holes in front, and one hole in back for the left thumb, superficially resembling those of a recorder. The xaphoon's fingerings, however, are significantly different from those of either a saxophone or recorder."
"The xaphoon is similar to the chalumeau, a European keyless single-reed instrument that was the ancestor of the clarinet, and has a comparable range. Although it has a complete chromatic scale, the maker considers it a primarily diatonic instrument, capable of playing well in a small number of keys."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xaphoon#Overview (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xaphoon#Overview)

The two are very similar. When playing a C scale the fingering is pretty much the same until you get to the B and Bb, which are different. The concept of an octave hole is gone too; instead the thumb hole in the rear is just another hole to help play a continuous scale. Click Here to see a fingering chart."
https://www.xaphoon.com/faq/ (https://www.xaphoon.com/faq/)