If you really have your heart set on playing the soprano sax and for what ever reason you love this instrument,
and you are prepared to give it a try then dont let ANYBODY suggest you learn something else first.
Thats the biggest load of crap Ive ever heard.
You learn what you love .
Interesting, Kevin, as I feel I have the same problem with my Tenor.On switching between the instruments: The size issue is minor, you soon get used to it. When I play alto and no tenor, going back to tenor, even after a week, the tenor feels huge for a day or two. Embouchure's different, so you have to re-adjust. What's more confusing is the different pitch. There seems to be a link in my head to note, fingering. And switching between Eb and Bb really messes me around. I've just got a soprano, and although the embouchure is really different, it doesn't put me off when I play it after tenor, whereas alto does.
I am starting saxophone lessons soon and I really want to play soprano but lots of people have warned me against this. Do you agree and why? Also if you don't, is starting on baritone any better? I have been playing bassoon for 6 years if this helps any.
Interesting, Kevin, as I feel I have the same problem with my Tenor.
I started an alto and after 2 years added the Bari to my collection. I have no problem switching between the two, after a few seconds, the embouchure is happy and I am fine; but whenever I play my tenor, it just doesn't sound right to me. I can play it fine, and others say it sounds good, and if I record it and listen back it sounds good, but I think, like you, my head is expecting a different pitch from what is produced because I am tuned to the Eflat instruments.
I'm sure with time I'll adjust.