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middle g-a embouchure question

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Hi. I've been playing tenor for about 3 weeks and I am having a little trouble with a certain range. Middle g-a. Pads are sealing ok, I feel I have to pull the mp out a bit to keep these notes from jumping down an octave, or with the g, skipping up a fifth also. My Rico Royal 2's are all getting warped at the edge after drying - Is there a trick to keeping them flat? Also does anyone use palm d alot in the middle reg instead of all six keys and octave? It sounds pretty well in tune, and keeps the tone from open C# on my King 615. thanks:?
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G2 and A2 is the point where the upper and lower octave vents change over. I always suspect something is amiss in the octave mechanism when those two notes are at issue.

Another problem area could be the G# not fully closing. Look closely at those mechanisms to ensure they are working properly.

I've never used palm D for D2 but I suppose it could be done.

All used reeds warp when they dry out - even those placed in a tight reed holder. It should not be a problem - just wet the reed in your mouth or soak it in a glass of water before playing. When re-wetted, the reed will flatten out. DAVE
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