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I am having a problem with the high C (2 ledger lines above treble clef) on my alto (Gear4music with Rousseau #4 mouthpiece & Rico Royal 3 reeds). The standard fingering (2nd finger) works for low volumes, but as I increase the dynamics, a faint burbling can be heard. The alternate fingering (B plus side key) works fine and the standard fingering works an octave lower. Initially I had had problems pushing the mouthpiece onto the neck (cork too thick) and noticed it was slightly flat. Having fixed this problem, the tuning is now correct and the burbling has reduced, but not gone completely.

Any ideas what the problem is?
 

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You have a leak. Get a leak light or find a saxophone technician to check the left hand stack.
Good luck.
 

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Hi,
I wondered if you had found a solution to your problem with the high c as one of my students has exactly the same problem :?and the instrument repair man wasn't able to identify the cause during a half hour inspection of the instrument. I would be very grateful if you could reply as soon as possible if you read this as I need to fix this problem urgently as the note occurs as a long note in one of the pieces my advanced pupils is doing for a very important performance in the next week.


I am having a problem with the high C (2 ledger lines above treble clef) on my alto (Gear4music with Rousseau #4 mouthpiece & Rico Royal 3 reeds). The standard fingering (2nd finger) works for low volumes, but as I increase the dynamics, a faint burbling can be heard. The alternate fingering (B plus side key) works fine and the standard fingering works an octave lower. Initially I had had problems pushing the mouthpiece onto the neck (cork too thick) and noticed it was slightly flat. Having fixed this problem, the tuning is now correct and the burbling has reduced, but not gone completely.

Any ideas what the problem is?
 

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Curt has an excellent article relating to this on his site www.musicmedic.com. The easiest solution is to open the key heights for the upper stack. If that doesn't work, glue sandpaper in the upper portion of the B tone hole. It works, I've done it several times.
 
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