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Hope this is the right place to post this question. Please let me know if it is not! I’m brand new to alto sax, and I’m learning on a secondhand Yamaha. As I work on learning scales, it seems that whenever I want to play a middle B note, I not only need to hold down the correct key, but I ALSO need to tighten up my embouchure a bit. If I don’t, the note is flat. Most other notes, if I press the correct key, I get more or less the correct note without changing my mouth. Does this tell an experienced player anything? There’s a problem with my horn? There’s a problem with my embouchure? Or is the B note typically one that needs to be treated a bit more delicately than others? Many thanks if you can tell me anything useful.