Thanks for the fingering, I'll try it this morning before I teach. It seems that high notes revolve around certain fingerings. The L H 1 (or /) 2, RH 2 3 and Ab all seem essential for high F. High E and Eb seem to have two base fingerings, and that makes those notes easier. I am working on a concerto that I use two different high Eb fingerings and 4 fingerings for high E. Some high note fingerings slur better or jump from certain notes and articulate better. Fortunately, there is only one high F in the work and I do not want to sacrifice flexibility in the reed for just one note.
Thanks again Dave, I'll keep you posted.
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