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Hi SOTW. I have noticed a problem recently with the pitch on my alto sax. It is a generic student horn but produces a decent sound. I am not cursed with perfect pitch but I have reasonable relative pitch. And this is starting to drive me MAD.

On the lower registers D4 to G4, the pitch is flat by about 20 cents. In the G4 to C5 the pitch is perfect (according to a couple of digital tuners and my reference notes). From C5 to D6 the notes are sharp - 50-80 cents.

At my skill level, I cannot adjust the pitches consistently with embrouchure or airflow:cry:

In addition, my C#5 (open keys) is 50 cents flat also. Although, T-3 [Thumb-Three] fingering is spot on.

Any thoughts, links are most welcome.
 
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