I have two high school students who, for their all-region auditions, are required to play an altissimo E (3 ledger lines). I have tried the "cheater" fingering of the over-blown A-key and it just won't work. The actual fingering combination is also unsuccessful. Both instruments are the Selmer rosewood. If you play up to the note then all is well. However, the one time when the note has an open attack is on a fermata and, well, is a disaster. Any suggestions?
Mande in TX