Distinguished SOTW Member
The two red F#s are the ones in question. I figure the first gets the alt-F#, but what of the second? If I use the normal F# or even XXXOOX I have a counter-motion going on against the E#. Yet if I play the alt-F#, I then have RH3 out of position for the D. That's going to cause a ghost note more often than not. What gives? Use alt-F# and a false fingering for D? This is the sort of crap that makes me pull out my hair -- I have a couple minutes of success in making what's in my head come out of the horn, then I hit something like this.
If you are wondering, this is a lick I want to work into "Yesterdays", but it would work over pretty much anything in concert D minor ("Bernie's Tune" comes to mind -- and yes that means the above is written for alto.)