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Beginner Yamaha Yts 26 student tenor

Axell

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Greetings,

‘’I’m new here and at sax. Got a brand new Yamaha yts 26 student tenor outfit. Been playing along with some teaching videos really paying attention to my embouchure and hand position. Every time I play a note something else way out of tune comes out I’ll have the fingerings for A, C or E and something else comes out sometimes its usually high that what I’m going for or it screeches. Weird thing is when it’s higher I’m not pressing the octave key at all. Funny thing is when I do play a D, 123 123 with the octave pressed nothing happens, the octave key won’t work on A, 12 or G, 123 either. I know I’m new but I’m following the teacher on screen exactly. Was told to bring it in the octave key might need be repaired. I think the horn is out of tune too from what I’ve seen online. Anyone heard about this Yamaha model having issues I see more about the student alto than the tenor on reviews? What do you all think?
 

nigeld

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If you are new to the saxophone, there are a couple of ”gotchas” to watch out for:

1: The first finger of the left hand should press the second key from the top, not the topmost key.
2: It is very easy to press one of the palm keys with your left hand without knowing it.
 

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The horn is not out of tune, you are. It's not a piano, you can't tune a saxophone. You have to play it in tune. No beginner plays every note in tune. It takes practice.
 

jbtsax

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When experiencing "tone production" issues, it is often helpful to go back to what I call the "tone producer" which is the mouthpiece + neck/crook. On tenor sax the pitch of the "tone producer" should be an E concert. If you can play this note as a long tone with a big, full sound, and the saxophone still won't play properly, you know it is the instrument and not you (if you are fingering properly).
 

Axell

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I appreciate the feedback everyone. The article was helpful and I’ll try the tone producer test ASAP
 

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