Re: playing sax

Re: playing sax

Re: playing sax    20:01 on Monday, September 10, 2007          


I don't think it really matters between them when starting on alto or tenor. I play both, and there are things to consider between them. If you want to play the higher notes, choose alto; if you want to play the lower notes, choose tenor. Both are excellent instumnts to play...

By the way, I've never played the clarinet, but I heard there's not a huge transition between clarinet and sax...

Good luck!!

Re: playing sax    05:23 on Tuesday, September 11, 2007          

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Posted by Triforce

alto takes a lot less air.

Re: playing sax    06:19 on Tuesday, September 11, 2007          

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Posted by EllieM

I find tenor takes less effort to blow than alto, and alto less effort than the clarinet.

Alto and tenor are slightly different beasts, but are similar enough for it not to be a problem when choosing which to start with, although if you're quite small, the tenor can be a little unwieldy.

Sax fingering (any sax) is almost the same as middle register clarinet. The sax overblows at the octave and so all you have to do is hit the octave key and change your embouchure slightly.

Have fun.

Re: playing sax    20:50 on Friday, July 25, 2008          

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Posted by tenorsaxist

the tenor sounds soooo much better than alto, the low notes have such a nice tone!

PS... CHOOSE TENOR, comment on my page to let me know what you choose!

Re: playing sax    11:31 on Wednesday, August 06, 2008          

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Posted by leighthesim

i play flute and i have heard that saxaphone has the same fingerings as flute, is that true?

Re: playing sax    18:26 on Wednesday, August 06, 2008          

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Posted by Account Closed

not exactly the same but really close. I find that flute and oboe have more similar fingerings than flute and saxophone.


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