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Old 10-29-2005, 05:57 PM
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Question How hard is it to transfer from a Alto Sax to tenor

Really how hard is it. i was thinking of doing it next year but i dont know.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:58 AM
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I was thinking of doing the same thing, I posted something about this under the tenor saxophone section... but, my band director wants me to learn tenor for our up coming jazz band, and I had really wanted to know if it's a hard transfer too... but I'm going to go for it, and try it my best, b/c our band needs more tenor's (we only have one, and need two for jazz band) so I'm just going to learn it for that. Well, sorr I can't really help with that.

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Old 12-07-2005, 09:50 PM
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Cool it's not that hard depending...

Depending on how well you play the alto and how many years you've been playing, it shouldn't be that hard. I started playing tenor along with my alto in my 50 piece band and had solos the very first concert i played with it. See, it didn't take that long to get recognized for something i had just started. I'm in the same case as you, early high school and wanting something more. My next move is trying to get a soprano to play. Maybe afterward you'll try, who knows!
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:50 AM
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How much different is the actual playing. Like alto has the same fingerings as bari, like, how hard is the note learning part of it. Like I now have a played a tenor, and can play it, but I don't yet have a book or anything to learn with. I just want to know what I'm getting myself into. B/c now I'm probably going to play it for our concert band too! ~thanks~

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Old 12-23-2005, 02:36 PM
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Changing to tenor from alto should not be too difficult. the fingerings are the same, but the mouthpiece has a different feel. Much bigger and you will need to loosen your embouchure to keep from squeaking. Takes a little more air too.
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:18 AM
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thank you but my mother won't let me get a tenor 'till i am in high school and thankyou for telling me



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Why is that? too much $$?
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well i have to buy it and so i will only be able to have enough money to buy it when i am in high school
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There's always that pot of gold @ the end of the.....
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:45 PM
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As someone who made the transition a long time ago, I can tell you that going from the Alto to the Tenor is an easy transition. Other than the issue of air support, everything else is exactly the same. Of course the transposition of the sound goes from Eb to Bb, but in terms of playing a piece, there is no difference. I love playing Tenor, and am glad I made the switch.

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