For me, the major challenges are all physical: the additional weight, closely followed by the wider mouthpiece and looser embouchure required. As well as needing a suitably sized vehicle to transport it!.... what are the first BIG challenges of moving up to Bari from Tenor (I'm thinking of getting a Bari).
Try listening to the bari in the Morpine clip linked here http://cafesaxophone.com/showthread.php?4908-Morphine&p=48189#post48189I wish you all the best, but am I alone? I just dont get the baritone thing.
It's just a matter of taste. When I used to back Julie Driscol, the only time I used my bari (a Buescher) was when she sang "Hit the Road Jack".I beg to differ. I'm the only horn player in the blues/R&B band pictured left - and I only play bari in it. Works fine.