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A strange thing .... my tenor (Yamaha YTS475) will play top E perfectly fine using the three palm keys, but will not play the alternate fingering which according to my book is the top F key plus left hand 2 and 3. It sounds F just fine using both fingerings (3 x palm keys or top F key and left hand #2). Now here’s the strange thing ... I can go down from F to E by closing LH3 and once I’ve sounded F, I can trill between the two. But just play E on it’s own? The horn says no. It just makes a muffled lower Eb sound. Is this usual?
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I use the alternate fingerings that you mention on my alto and tenor setups as well as play altissimo to a D4 on tenor... I'm just starting to get used to alto but I can easily play to A3. My horns are as listed in my signature.

I have test played instruments that just wouldn't speak well using those fingerings, stuffiness, hard resistance etc; As dumb as it may sound, I think there are some horns/horn-setups that don't facilitate this these fingerings/altissimo.

Bikertrash: Your avatar of Zoot is GREAT! :D
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