All fees from subs and sales are supporting musicians suffering hardship due to COVID-19
SYOS

Tenor/Alto mix

davhudson

Member
Messages
174
My main horn is alto but have bought a tenor on Monday that I have been using during the week.

When I go back to my alto now it feels a lot easier to play and I feel I have loads more confidence with it.

Is this something others have observed?

David Hudson
 

Nick Cook

Member
Messages
864
Hi Dave,

I bought a Tenor recently too, but I haven't touched my Alto since. Perhaps I should have a go!!!
 

Taz

Busking Oracle
Messages
3,630
I did the same, started on an alto then bought a tenor soon after. I haven't looked back and my musical involvement with bands has gone from strength to strength. When I return to the alto, I find it sounds so sweet and plays so easily that I wonder why I stick with the tenor (the tenor is an older horn, by 45 years) I suppose I find the tenor to be more versatile with the type of music I play with the band. I was surprised though, at how the alto felt after playing the tenor, could it be that because tenors a bigger and a little clumsy, making the alto feel just a little more natural in the hands?
 

Linky Lee

Member
Messages
181
I too find the same thing.

I'm also aware of the fact that I have a slightly wider mouthpiece on the tenor relative to my alto. As well as this, I find the tenor needs a broader, deeper kind of air support (not more, it's very hard to describe) than the alto. Maybe this is contributes to the feeling?
 
Saxholder Pro
Help!

Sign up to the Mailing List

Top Bottom