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Saxophone/Saxophone soprano brand? Sax and flute fingering similar?


Daddy wrote at 2009-05-19 21:50:37
If you want to play it, then yes learn on alto first, but there are a lot of great players in jazz, and smooth jazz smokin on soprano. Go for it. PEACE!

GroovyUwe wrote at 2012-12-29 17:40:41
I'm sorry but I strongly disagree with Malcolm!! Just because he hasn't persevered with the instrument doesn't make it a bad choice. I fully encourage people to learn whatever the heck instrument they want to learn. Every wind instrument has it's intonation challenges, simply because you are trying to play a tune by adjusting the amount of air versus air pressure to the right amount to play a tue. That can be tricky, on a Soprano, but out of experience I can guarantee if you are diligent and learn, practice etc, then you will experience one of the greatest rushs you can experience with your clothes on. The Soprano is not easy to learn, but if you haven't played sax, or flute, you will not know the difference. Get the most expensive horn you can afford. Look for Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Canonball, Keilwerth, and of course Selmer. Most of all, have fun!! Bye


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Malcolm Dickinson


Experienced saxophone and clarinet teacher can answer any questions from people who are learning to play saxophone or clarinet.


Learned to play saxophone in 1980; played in the national high school symphonic band and national high school jazz ensemble in 1984; selected as first chair clarinet of the Illinois All-State Honors Band in 1985; as a college student, played with the Yale Concert Band and Yale Symphony Orchestra, and Yale Jazz Ensemble. Began teaching private saxophone lessons in 1986, and have taught nearly 100 students, ages 9 to 59.

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