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is sax easier to play than clarinet?

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is sax easier to play than clarinet?    20:29 on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(bern)
i`m interested in joining my school`s marching band, but i`m curious to know which instrument is easy to pick up and learn, clarinet or saxophone?

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    08:16 on Thursday, November 27, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(suze)
i dont know but the sax cetainly looks cooler

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    14:40 on Thursday, November 27, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Nyroxia)
Saxophone is 10 times easier than Clarinet.

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    11:29 on Friday, November 28, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(suze)
really? lucky i took up sax then lol

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    16:02 on Friday, November 28, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Chaplin)
It may be easier to produce a good sound on the sax but both are difficult to learn if you haven`t played before. A year I would give it if you`re a beginner to start to sound decent on any of the instruments.

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    13:55 on Saturday, November 29, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(suze)
well ive only been playin sax about a month and i can get a fairly resonable sound out of it on scales etc, i know lots of the notes from playing recorder at primary school lol =S

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    15:10 on Saturday, November 29, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Sue G)
Hi,
I`ve been wondering about this too !
I`ve been playing the clarinet for just over a year now and am thinking about trying the sax too.
I`m a mature student (over 40 !!) fairly small in stature and have small fingers - would appreciate any views on which would be the best for me - I know they vary in weight.
I play alone using backing tracks, so was thinking that the soprano would be the best ????
Thanks
Sue


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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    19:26 on Saturday, December 06, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Sax girl)
I`ve been playing the clarinet for years now and decided to take up the sax. The instruments are very similar in the fingering on the notes. I think I enjoy playing my alto sax. It`s really fun and I took the instrument up in a matter of days. But, you need to know stuff about the instrument. Playing the clarinet really helped me learn the sax so easily

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    11:12 on Monday, December 08, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Luis Angel)
Hello, Iīm Spanish.I donīt speak English very well.I reply in Spanish:
Yo pienso que es mas dificil tocar el saxo porque hay que estudiar cosas que en el Clarinete no se estudian, como por ejemplo el vibrato el cual es muy dificil de hacer con un buen sonido y emision.,y la columna de aire es mas debil para tocar el clarinete por todo esto yo pienso que es mas facil el clarinete.

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    11:54 on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Amy)
Just thought I`d translate:

I think that it is more difficult to learn saxophone because there are things to study that people learning the clarinet do not study, like for example the vibrato which is very difficult to make with a good sound and emission, and the air column is but debil to learn clarinet. Because of all this I think that clarinet is easier.

The part in bold is the part I don`t understand. Maybe someone who`s better at Spanish could do so?

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    13:35 on Saturday, December 13, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Neil)
I think that it is but difficult to touch the sax because one must study things that in the clarinet itself are not studied, as for example the vibrato which is very difficult to do with a good sound and emison and the column of air is but debil to touch the clarinet for all this I think that it is but facil the clarinet.
thats my translation!

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    17:58 on Saturday, December 13, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Amy)
I`m guessing you used a translator and you don`t speak Spanish?

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    21:53 on Monday, December 15, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Soprano player)
I think that playing the saxophone is easier than the clarinet. I say this because I play the soprano saxophone and my friend let me tried her clarinet and i couldn`t get a sound.lol. ..and besides saxophones have a great clear crisp sound vs. the clarinet.

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    11:34 on Sunday, December 21, 2003 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Jennifer)
I play both clarinet and saxaphone. They are both easy to learn and play. Also if you don`t like the sax, you can easily switch to clarinet because the fingerings are almost exactly the same.

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Re: is sax easier to play than clarinet?    11:32 on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Rachel B)
Sax is a million times easier to play than clarinet in every aspect. Also, you won`t have music that is as difficult as it would be for clarinet. I personally think that the saxaphone is the easiest instrument to learn and the easiest to play well because there is not alot (tone and musicality-wise) expected of it.

   





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