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Squeaky G and G#

Heya, I'm bringing this problem to the saxes of Musescore because I'm too lazy to make an account for another website and I have a marching band performance on Memorial Day coming up fast. (Just to clarify, this issue is on my tenor.)

So, I've had this problem for my entire time playing saxophone and I've mostly gotten around it with my embouchure, but it's gotten worse. If I try to play G or G#, it squeaks. Quite badly. Just today I noticed that if I kind of focus that squeak, it's actually a really bad palm key Eb, so I was wondering if it was a palm key leak or something else. I did also notice that several of the pads on the palm keys of my (I believe it's a YTS-26? I'll edit the post if it isn't) tenor saxophone were quite a bit out of alignment, especially the high F key, which was several millimeters off center. So, I was wondering if it is a key alignment issue or something else. Any suggestions?

Edit: The palm keys are also really loose on the tone holes, so that won't help. I was thinking of messing with the leaf springs, but I'm no professional. (Finally, that 4th grade science project on levers will help me)

Airy/thin bari tone on a new bari sax

So today, I just got my brand new bari :,). It was totally amazing but I found that the tone quality on the upper octave G to B sounded like they totally had an air leak. The sound just dipped in sound, and an audible leaky sound was coming though. I know there isn't really an issue with the rest of the bari but the notes sound so weak and undesirable. Any ways to fix this?
P.S: The octave mechanics seems to be fine, since the first octave closes shut when the other is activated and vice versa.

I need some new song ideas

A friend and I are seniors in high school and we have a band. I play alto saxophone and he plays drum set. We have played at basketball games, in school concerts, and background music at various school events. Our next (and possibly last) performance is going to be at our graduation, so obviously we want it to be our best performance yet. Our problem is we cannot seem to find a good song/songs to play. We are looking for something fast, upbeat, and fun. Somewhere between 3 to 15 minutes would be perfect. Some of the songs we have played before include: Shipping Up To Boston, Megalovania, Blue (Da Ba Dee), 300 Violin Orchestra, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Eye Of The Tiger, ect. Hopefully that gives you a good idea of the type of music we enjoy playing.

Any song suggestions would be very helpful. Also, if you have any other places I could post this question please let me know. Thanks in advance for any suggestions anyone gives.

What's Your Favorite John Denver Song?

Take Me Home, Country Roads
Rocky Mountain High
Calypso
Mother Nature's Son (Remastered)
Annie's Song
Grandma's Feather Bed
The Eagle and The Hawk
Wild Montana Skies
Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Eagles and Horses
Sing Australia
Homegrown Tomatoes
The Harder They Fall
The Cowboy and the Lady
Druthers
Pickin' The Sun Down
Downhill Stuff (Remastered)
Around and Around
Paradise
Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)
I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado
Today
Toledo
For Baby (For Bobbie)
Windsong
Darcy Farrow
Looking For Space
Forest Lawn
Shanghai Breezes
I Want to Live
Whispering Jesse
Catch Another Butterfly
High, Wide, and Handsome
Starwood in Aspen
It Amazes Me
Daydreams
Fire and Rain
Let It Be
This Old Guitar
Cool an' Green an' Shady
Wrangle Mountain Song
Johnny B. Good (Remastered)
Alaska and Me
Islands
Steel Rails
On the Wings of an Eagle
River
Rita Ballou
Dance Little Jean
Nobody Can Take My Dreams From Me
The Gold and Beyond
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Spirit
Everyday (Remastered)
Anthem
Leaving On A Jet Plane
On The Road
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
It's Up To You
Amazon
Follow Me
Foxfire Suite
Tenderly Calling
Late Nite Radio
Love is Everywhere
Earth Day Every Day
Never a Doubt
The Flower That Shattered The Stone
Stonehaven Sunset
The Ballad of St. Anne's Reel
Come and Let Me Look Into Your Eyes

and much, MUCH more. XD

Trumpet Player

in Trumpet

Hey everyone!

So, I am a trumpet player (this is my 3rd year playing) who will be starting to play in the high school marching band next year! I would love to meet a few trumpet players who are around the same age and skill level as me. If thats you, lets talk!

Needed! Experienced SAX Composers!!! PLEASE READ ALL

I Have a production "Company" in the works we have a website and I am currently working alone on music. I would love to have some partners to assist me in my ventures! You must be active and keep in mind, there is no pay, I am just looking for some people who would like to help me publish saxophone music, and join Cashyman Productions. If you join you will be listed on the website and you will also be added as an admin. Thanks, looking forward to working with you,

                                   Cashyman
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