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Dear Gents and Ladies,

I usually play with an extremely open throat across the whole range up to altissimo D. Yet, low A and G tend to stay one octave higher if I don' slightly close my throat or us a bit less air.

Can anyone please comment?

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Have you checked the octave key, to make sure both are closed?

Just a thought...
 

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Also check to see if the G# pad is closing. If the lever is not pushing the pad down the A and G will not respond well. When you play F# and below, the right hand keys press the G# pad closed so I suspect it is caused by the G# lever. If it is a modern horn, there are some small tangs under the part of the lever that may have too much felt or be bent. If so, it is not allowing the lever to return to the full upright position (stay in your seat until we reach the terminal). First try hooking your pinky finger under the lever and pull it up while trying the intervals OR use your right hand to hold the G# pad down. An easy fix.
 
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