so in my last lesson with my pvt lessons teacher, he made me quite using my chops, and to slot the notes with my tongue, by doing this when I actually used my chops in the upper register w/ my tongue I increased by 1 1/2 notes to a F# and each note has a fuller sound. Plus! My tone has darkened, and my pitch has become alot more stabilized. Another cool thing is that on all my notes I can bend anywhere from a 1/2 step to 2 notes down. Got my G to go to an E (according to my tuner 10 cents sharp of being in tune at 440 Hz) just kinda felt like sharein my joy of improvement like this in a week and a halfs time. Another good side affect is that my tongueing and slotting is much much quicker. btw only downside was the frustration in changing this. I can now squeak out A's below double C, but that doesn't really count I suppose.