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How to avoid "Chirping" high A

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Hello all!

In the last couple days I've been trying out Alexander Superial DC #3 Tenor Reeds, and overall I think they're really great. I do, however, consistently get a small squeak or chirp when I articulate high A on the tenor. Does anyone know why this happens or have any strategies to fix it? Everything in my setup is the same as it always is except the reed, and I've never had this issue before. Idk if it matters, but I'm playing a SYOS 6* on a Yani 991 tenor.
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Tongue that note (and others) while looking in a mirror to see if the jaw or chin moves as that can cause a chirp or squeak. Another variation is to use your free hand to feel under the jaw to detect any movement.
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