|Acoustics of the saxophone|
Bb soprano saxophone
to acoustic impedance
Notes are the written pitch.
Compare with the impedance spectrum for a tenor sax on written C4: same fingering but sounding one octave lower.
Sound spectrum of a Bb soprano saxophone played using fingering for C4.
For more explanation, see Introduction to saxophone acoustics.
In the sound spectra for the low notes, we can notice a sudden increase in the negative slope of the spectral envelope that occurs close to the cut-off frequency of about 1.2 KHz.
For general comments about the sound spectra of the first register, see A#3, which is the first note of that register.
You can hear C4 played.