I've been having less than pleasant results whenever I play notes above the middle C# (no fingers) and been reading how to improve and found it helps a bit, but still quite far from what I was expecting. Because whenever I play a note that uses the octave key it comes out a lot thinner/airier than all the lower notes that sound fuller, like there is a solid core that is lacking whenever I play notes in the upper octave. Is it something that is supposed to happen more or less as a beginner and needs a lot of practice to get rid of, or am I doing something substantially wrong that I can fix? I've been testing quite a few reeds that differ both in strength (2-3) and brand (Alexander, Java, RJS, La Voz, Rico royal, Vandoren) without getting a significant difference.
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