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 Re: High Note Trouble
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-06-19 02:03

BGBG wrote:

> Playing Stranger On The Shore in key of C with #2 reed.

Unless you're playing on a very open-tipped mouthpiece - this may be your main problem.

> low part is good. When I get to very high part the notes are hard
> to sound and I am wondering what to try next.

This is consistent with a too-soft reed (among other possibilities, but it's the most likely and the easiest to remedy).

> Thought maybe the
> logic would be to first try a 2.5 or a 3 reed, which I do have,
> to see if improves.

Yes, but 1 reed of any strength isn't a reliable test - you should try two or three of each strength, and if you have new ones (not previously used), try those first.

> Like to have a logical plan rather just try
> things that may or may not work and waste time.

That *is* a plan. There's never a guarantee against anything you try not working or against wasting time. The best approach, IMO, is to try the simplest fix first to any problem. Changing reeds is one of the simplest fixes available.

> How would
> someone more experienced approach this?

I would try different reeds. If that didn't solve the problem, I'd try to analyze what I could be doing with my embouchure that's causing it. High notes (you don't say *how* high) that don't come out easily can very easily indicate many problems, but the fact that you're using #2s suggests that trying a stiffer reed should be the first attempt.

Karl

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