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this is my first post so please be lenient. i just bought a sax because i love jazz and figured ive got some free time i should learn an instrument. the problem with that is im impatient and for lack of good music shops in southwest texas i bought something cheap i found online (a weimar alto). ive been learning the fingering and sheet music from a book that is given to 6th grade beginners but im hung up on a few things. first, no matter how i alter my position on the mouthpiece of flow of air, every note above E (so far all i know is F, F#,G, and A) sounds lower in tone than E istelf. if that because im missing something? is it because i opted for a cheap sax i bought online? could it be that the book i use is based on a yamaha sax? can i tune the sax in any way if its required? the book mentions the octave key once very briefly (at least in the part ive learned up to) but i still dont know when to use it. please! any and all advice is much appreciated! i may be over a decade older than those 6th graders for which the book was originally intended but ive learned enough to know i probably missed something and cant learn everrything from a book.