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It is my first post here! I have a question. I am a beginner pretty much since i haven not been playing so long but please help me. I have a Yamaha 62 series that i have had for about a year and i play it with my Selmer C*. whenever i begin playing and even after playing i notice my horn is very flat especially C-sharp. I also dont understand to clearly the different types of holes and sizes of mouthpieces could someone also help me out their? -i would appreciate my help and hope to lean more from this website.:D

i also am looking into mouthpieces and need to know more....
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C# is an ugly note in itself. As for being flat, have you tried pushing in your mouthpiece to bring the pitch up?
Probably not the instrument. If you've been playing only a short time you have a lot to learn about tone production.
Are you using an electronic tuner?
What strength reed are you using?
What mouthpiece are hyou using right now?
Do you need to firm up your embouchure?
Are you using good breath support?
Do you have a teacher!?!?
If not, get one. They can do more for you in one lesson than we can in a week. It helps to be able to see and hear what's going on. Swapping mouthpieces isn't going to do anything for you until you have the basics down. Practice, practice, practice using your ear is the only way right now for you to bring that pitch up.
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