Hey all! I'm writing this post because I'm on winter break and just wanted a few opinions before I address my professor with my thoughts. So two semesters ago I found out I was biting too hard. I had a mouthpiece pitch of a C instead of the ideal A. So I sorta fixed it by dropping my jaw and giving more air, this previous semester and currently I'm still biting too hard but I'm at an A#. A# is the normal for me. I've tried the same approach I used to make the C go away and make A# the normal. But for some reason it just isn't working in my favor. Every time I play I focus on the position of my jaw and airflow and after just about every phrase I check with just the mouthpiece to see if I'm biting too hard. Its always at the A#. I just wanted to see if anyone a.) knows any exercises to stop biting too hard and b.) how large is the difference of an A# verses the A? I know some jazz saxophonists play at an Ab on purpose so is it really a large area of concern at the moment? I know the intonation tendencies in the range of the horn but does the A# have a significant impact on overall sound? Thank you.