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hi all;beside the three fingerings i know for c sharp 2 ( long c with octave key,no keys,l3 with octave key)do any of you guys know any others.i know its a notorious note for being flat and its doing my head in. cheers mally; for alto sax
 

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hi all;beside the three fingerings i know for c sharp 2 ( long c with octave key,no keys,l3 with octave key)do any of you guys know any others.i know its a notorious note for being flat and its doing my head in. cheers mally; for alto sax
When you play it open could it be that the B key is closed too much?
 

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Open the side C key to help bring it up to pitch. The fact that that note has zero resistance can make you unconscouisly relax your embouchure which compounds the problem.
 

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Check the small pad above the B key. This is the one that is closed by B and by C. If it has a lazy or broken spring it will muffle the C# and make it flat. Also if the left hand keys are set too low this can happen. The idea of adding the side C is the only real trick.
What brand is the horn?
 
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