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This may seem rather elementary, but would anyone like to suggest a high G fingering for a YTS-52 tenor (or 62 or 475 for that matter, I think they're all configured the same)? I played a Mark VI for years, then stopped playing for 10 years, and now I'm back in. This horn plays great, but I can't get the 3rd G with the old 1 3 1 3 fingering.

Plus, I've halved the key height in the lower stack and closed it maybe 1/3 in the upper stack for quicker fingering, so this may affect intonation, though it does not in any note up to high F#.

Thanks in advance for the advice!
 

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1/3 1/3 has never worked for me on any Tenor.

Here are G fingerings I have used successfully:

OXX/XXX

OXX/XOX

XOO/OOO + high F# key (some saxes need G# key vented and alt A# key opened as well)

Another alternate:

XOO/OOO + palm F key + side A# key

--or--

Front/Fork F + side alt A# key

Same affect, different venting, for saxes so equipped.
 

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I had a very difficult time with that G3 until, in some thread on here, someone suggested using the front/fork F as just a vent for G3. So, played the following: X00|000 with the front F just cracked a couple of millimeters (~1/16" max, I think, it's hard to really tell) open. G3 sang like a charm! Now I'm thinking of having the palm keys adjusted since they may be opening a tad too much causing them to be sharp (I think?) unless I "lip" them down or adjust the embouchure otherwise.

Good luck!
 

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Thanks, Nissan. OXX/XOX was just what I was looking for.
 

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No problem :) Glad I could help.
 
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