How flat?My low Eb on the alto is flat.
Practice.It's flatter than the notes surrounding (E or D). Any ideas on where I can start addressing this?
Yes, that's a bit too much to put down to embouchure/ears/temperaments. So as mentioned get a teacher or other expert player to confirm our diagnosis and show you how to fix it yourself, or failing that a good technician to do it.About -30.0 cents on my tuning app. My E and D is perfectly in tune.
Great observation. In fact, Eugene Rousseau mentions the same issue while discussing the play testing of new Yamaha prototypes.One possibility I've run into:
WHERE is your Eb cup on your horn? On my alto it's facing towards the back, and if I'm holding the horn too close to my body the note will go flat. If I lift the horn away more the note comes back into tune.
Just screw the bumper and felt a few turns anti-clockwise. Many Yamaha's have the action set too low --I know all about the company's recomendations - each horn needs individual attention in this respect.The cage could be bent, too. If so just straighten it with pliers and see if that fixes it.
Take it to your tech and tell them the problem. Could be a simple key height issue.My low Eb on the alto is flat. I'm not sure why. It's flatter than the notes surrounding (E or D). Any ideas on where I can start addressing this?
Yamaha YAS-62 "purple". Meyer 5M. Vandoren Java Red 2.5.