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Octave problem

BUMNOTE

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Hi all having problem on my alto playing high notes, mainly D but sometimes E andF, sax has recently been serviced and has been fine until a few days ago, any ideas please.Thanks Bumnote.SSorry the problemis I hit the notes, then they stert dropping flat.I
 
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jbtsax

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Do you mean D, E, and F on the staff played with the octave key or the palm key notes? Only two things come to mind that could cause the note to go flat after it starts. One is loosening or relaxing the embouchure after the entrance. The other is a spring off of one of the lower keys like the low C. If you tilt the sax to the right, gravity would keep the key open where it should be. When it goes more upright or tilted to the left the key will close, flattening the D a lot and possibly changing the timbre of the E and F.
 

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