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middle C#

crazydaisydoo said:
Fantastic advice, thank you so much, and you have a good ear. Yes, the yamaha has a dodgy c#,.....
actually, every saxophone in history has had a dodgy C#....a FLAT one to be precise. it's just a flat note on the saxophone(don't blame yamaha). if you're going to play C#, might i suggest this fingering:
finger middle D(yes, with octave key), now pick up your left hand fingers that are on the B and A keys.
if you did the number thing for the fingering it'd be:
3 4 5 6 and the octave key.
this will give you an open C# that is much more in tune and has a better tonal character as well. the fingering takes a little getting used to, and it's not for use in passages with faster moving notes....but it's INVALUABLE for tuning.
 
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