So, I've been playing clarinet for a while, as many of you already know, and a few months ago, I decided to pick up the tenor sax so I could be in my high school jazz band. I'll admit, I'm actually better at playing jazz on my clarinet, but for some reason, I don't play it in the jazz band.
Anyway, the switch wasn't too hard. The key layout is very similar, and the upper register on the clarinet, as you know, is very similar to both octaves on the tenor sax. The problem is, after months of trying, I can't seem to hit anything lower than an F or an E in the lower octave without starting at a higher note and going down. I've heard that opening the throat helps, and I can get the notes to sound pretty good, but this one song that our band is playing starts with a staccato low D, and so far it's always either squalked or came out an octave too high.
PS: The winter concert's on Wednesday.