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ilikesax: There is no note called "M." I suppose this could be a language problem, but more likely, you have named the note incorrectly.

Also, I think what you mean is that those high notes are flat in relation to other nearby notes.

No matter . . . I assume your Big B is in tune otherwise (from the low Bb to most of the way up the horn). If so, I doubt if your tuning issue is caused by the neck.

Have you played around with where you place your mouthpiece on the neck-cork? How are you deciding whether the rest of the horn is in tune? By ear? By playing it against a known in-tune source (like a tuned piano)? By playing it against a tuner?

It may be as simple as shoving the mouthpiece further onto the cork so those high notes come into tune, then trying the lower notes to see how far out they are. Please report back. DAVE
 

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Okay . . . maybe you need to try different reed strengths and/or mouthpieces. I've experienced certain mouthpieces that do not allow me to play the extreme high notes in tune.

For instance, on my sopranos (all seven of them), STM Links (the metal ones) play flat up that high. When I switch to different mouthpieces, those notes are in tune. AND, the Links require a harder reed than I normally use on my other mouthpieces (but the Links still play flat up there).

I'm wondering if some of our European posters could address the note-naming issue. I always thought that musical notation (and terms) were consistent throughout the world. DAVE
 
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