patseguin· Distinguished SOTW Member
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As some of you may already know, I've recently picked up tenor after playing alto for a long time. I can't get a single altissimo note to come out, not even an F# ( I can get F# with the F# key). I'm mainly working on trying to get a G3 right now. Once in a while I can sort of hear it but lose it. I've tried playing up to it in octaves but I just can't get it. Can anyone recommend some exercises to get those notes to come. I can easily get the notes on alto and my teacher says altissimo on tenor is even easier. I'm using a 2-1/2 V16 on a Guardala Studio. Don't anybody tell me to use a stiffer reed either, that tip opening is huge!