Re: Saxophone altissimo
No I think your embrosure should stay the, same; the difference is your oral cavity position. Many players bite to get altissimo, but that's not the proper way to do it, for good reason; it sounds bad, is out of tune and is physically painful. Do you do any overtones and/or tone matching studies? If not, these are the key to altissimo, so they would be a good thing to start doing. Play a middle Bb while fingering a low Bb. When You get the note out clearly, you have found the proper voicing for that note. Altissimo works the same way, because they're all overtone fingerings, so just treat it like an overtone, and voice the note you are trying to hit.