Just adding to the topic, I'm sure I'm touching on a bit of what everyone else has said.
You're going to have to build up muscle to account for the rim increase -- that takes time.
You have more cup volume, so air support is a requirement. If your air support is lacking, so will your range.
The rim may not be a good fit, simply put... but ignoring that, such a dramatic increase in rim size will surely cause some grief, and require time and training.
PS -- As a music ed major, I only have time for a couple hours of practice a day --- I have classes from 7am to 6pm, and usually have ensembles that keep me until 9pm. I get a lot of playing time (at least 4 hours a day, if not more), but not necessarily PRACTICE time. Time management will be critical, so keep this in mind.
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My 2 cents, find a mpc for the horn you like and stick with it and don't change unless it's cup depth for tone.
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Sounds like you aren't happy squeeking out high notes and have chosen the better tone route which has already been stated. That can have a really big effect on your tone. Some guys also play on tight chops makes it easer to play high notes but if you warm up proberly you can't cheat anymore and your real range will emerge.
I have always been a large embrochure player but have started to try to dial it back. It takes alot of work to get the lower register to sound full but from what I have read, I belive it is the more maure approach. It also stops me from moving my jaw all over the place when I do lip slurs.
Did you have any dental work done over the summer?
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