- Kent England
I restarted playing on alto late 2018 after a looong layoff having in the past played both alto and tenor. I really like alto but decided about a year ago to add a tenor. Well much as I love the sound and some of my heroes are tenor players - Coltrane, Brecker, Rollins etc I can’t seem to get comfortable with it, it just seems too big and uncomfortable whereas the alto just seems a perfect fit for me - perhaps I’m just an Eb kind of personI realize that I'm not as skilled as others, but I had played alto for a few years and then tried to learn tenor and found it very frustrating. There were a number of issues that I had: "finger memory", embouchure, instrument size & feel, thinking about the sound I wanted, etc. In the end, I came to the conclusion that I'm an altoist (and that's a great thing to be).