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Jacqui
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Hi Kandi

There are several possible problems with these tricky low notes.

Fingers – make sure all your fingers really are fully covering the holes.

Breath and tonguing – both need to be gentle, so imagine making a daaah sound, rather than tooo. Sometimes you need to just breathe without tonguing at all.

Instrument – clean and dry (warm it up before playing, check inside for lost cleaning stick!). Make sure all the joints are fully pushed together.

Sarah Jeffrey on Youtube has a good video on how to hit the low notes.

  • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Jacqui.

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