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Soprano, middle E tuning problem

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I've been searching posts to see if anyone else gets this problem, but apart from the usual intonation issues that seem to surround the sop, I quite often get a problem where my middle E plays very sharp, I think it could be to do with embrochure or throat shape, it doesn't always happen, but particularly when I'm playing hard... Any ideas? I'm on a Yamaha custom 875, but I've had it with my Yani curved (which I'm selling at the mo, see the f/s threads).. I wondered if anyone else has encountered this?
(I usually use a late 80's link metal 7 with Lavoz medium reeds, clipped to play harder)
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Yeah, very true that middle E is usually sharp even on the big name horns. The key heights usually help some but it all comes down to the throat and larynx position when voicing these notes. Some mouthpieces with baffles on soprano just dont work for some players this is something to keep in mind also. Good luck.

sent from Mikey's Super Inspire 4G
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