My alto sax plays a half step flat

When I play notes on my new alto saxophone, they are a half step flat. So when I blow into it without covering any holes or pressing any keys, it plays a concert E flat when it's supposed to play a concert E. When I play a G, it plays a concert A instead of a B flat.

Is there a way to fix this on my own or should I bring it to a professional?

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May 14, 2012
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My alto sax plays a half step flat
by: Dominic

If the whole scale is flat then it is a simple adjustment of the mouthpiece or your embouchure.
I do sax repair if it needs to be fixed.
I have been playing sax, clarinet and flute since 1951.
I have been repairing instruments since 1978.
My last major concert was for a host of pretty impressive guests, including former President Bill Clinton.
When he was in Boston with Senator John Kerry for a fund-raising event for Senator Ted Kennedy.

I played in the 22-piece John Payne Saxophone Choir at the Park Plaza Castle.

Security was so tight,
the Secret Service did background checks on each musician and we had to leave our instruments at
the door to be searched by White House staff.
CALL ME
for more info

Thanks,

Dominic S. Cucinotti
DOMINIC'S MUSIC, INC.
121 LORING AVE.
SUITE # 710
SALEM, MA 01970

web site: www.dominicsmusic.com


(978)745-5255

Jan 06, 2012
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by: Anonymous

push the mouthpiece in probably!

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