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tenor?

    
tenor?    09:01 on Friday, January 22, 2010          

noblebari
(14 points)
Posted by noblebari

I have been playing sax for about 8years mostly on alto but later swiched to bari.
I fined my self picking up a friends tenor and Im haveing trouble with it there is no resistance when i push air throw it. it just flows throw without makeing a sound?


Re: tenor?    11:35 on Friday, January 22, 2010          

contra448
(719 points)
Posted by contra448

Did you remember to put a reed on?


Re: tenor?    08:48 on Tuesday, January 26, 2010          
Re: tenor?    21:12 on Thursday, January 28, 2010          

ez
(24 points)
Posted by ez

try with a softer reed..


Re: tenor?    14:25 on Sunday, January 31, 2010          

cnotes
(3 points)
Posted by cnotes

Is a tenor a bflat instrument? I just picked up an alto (to learn) thinking it was a bflat instrument only to find it's a C instrument. Will the tenor be tough to adapt to (I originally wanted a tenor but the rental shop only had an alto).

Mike


Re: tenor?    14:33 on Sunday, January 31, 2010          

cnotes
(3 points)
Posted by cnotes

I meant the alto is an A instrument. What's with that?


Re: tenor?    14:43 on Sunday, January 31, 2010          

Pyface
(157 points)
Posted by Pyface

I thought a Soprano was Bb, an Alto was Eb, a tenor's in Bb, a baritone is definitely in Eb, as it's the same key as my dad's Eb tuba! That's what I thought, anyway!


Re: tenor?    08:45 on Monday, February 01, 2010          

noblebari
(14 points)
Posted by noblebari

altos are Eb and tenors are Bb i dont know what kind of alto you have but i would ask ur band director to find out if that instroment is a real brand you might have been cheeted for a fake


Re: tenor?    10:11 on Monday, February 01, 2010          

cnotes
(3 points)
Posted by cnotes

All I know is that when I play an 'A' on the alto, it's a 'C' on guitar/piano. Ah, does that make it an Eflat instrument?


Re: tenor?    11:44 on Monday, February 01, 2010          

contra448
(719 points)
Posted by contra448

The easy way to work it out - play a written C & find out what note it sounds & that is the key of the instrument. In your case it should be an E flat.


Re: tenor?    11:50 on Monday, February 01, 2010          

contra448
(719 points)
Posted by contra448

To go back to Noblebari's original query.

My guess is that the mouthpiece on your friend's tenor has a more open lay than you are used to on the alto & even your bari, probably combined with harder reeds.


Re: tenor?    10:18 on Tuesday, February 02, 2010          

noblebari
(14 points)
Posted by noblebari

k thx contra
and cnote yes that makes it an Eb instrument


   

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