A couple of years ago I began my sax journey the cheap way - why buy a sax when I can get a Xaphoon?
'Orrible thing! IF you can play tenor I am sure it is a great little instrument to have around.
Sold it on ebay last month.
You're right Pete. It's probably only obvious when you've played a few different woodwinds.
Also, simpler instruments are generally designed for simpler music. It would be masochistic to play the Brahms concerto on a clarinet from Mozart's time. So you shouldn't expect to be able to be able to play Giant Steps on a xaphoon. OTOH it wouldn't surprise me too much if both have been done. I've heard Coltrane's Giant Steps solo played on recorder.
Good Morning @gustavowoltmann : maybe it would be a good idea to introduce yourself via the doorbell . You can let us know where you are from ; also what instruments you play....
Have a good day man....
I have a xaphoon but it is so hard to play -- and I mean literally hard to blow. Mouthpiece is huge.
I have taken up recorder which is hard to play because the fingerings are complex but it is so very easy to blow. If you want a cheap instrument that can sound good and is chromatic then you can't beat a recorder. A good plastic alto from Yamaha is less than thirty quid and soprano recorders are even cheaper.