digitalpill.tv A sax lesson from Dean Hilson looks at long notes from four different angles — the growl, vibrato, dynamics and ear training. This is a technique for beginners, intermediate and advanced sax players. Learn to play saxophone long tones. Im using a 10* Otto Link with a No. 3 Vandoren ZZ and a BG Ligature L28MJ. The horn is a Selmer Mk.6, serial 123XXX. Which puts it around 1964 I think.