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Series III Alto Help

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All of my notes from palm key D up are flat. I was wondering if anyone had any solutions, or any ideas as to what this might be. I just really started hitting on overtones, building up those muscles, but the pictches range from 20 cents flat to a step and a half flat. Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Yep, everything else on the instrument is in tune, but as soon as i hit the palm key d, it goes flat. I have been playing for 7 years, and i am a college freshman studying saxophone performance.
daigle65 said:
That's strange, if anything the palm keys tend to be sharp.

Could be the palm keys that don't open up enough, have your repair tech check it out or you could sand away some cork behind the those keys so they open up a bit more.

Could also be the mpc, try another one.

Have your teacher or someone else try your sax to see if they have the same intonation problems.
I just had my professor try it out, and it was still flat. Ill have my repair tech check it out this weekend. Would the embouchure (having just started really hitting on overtones) make it that flat?

Im heading home for the holiday, so i will check and see if maybe the C* is that flat. Thanks!
:scratch: ok. Thank you very much!!!
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