I am new to sax playing. I play some guitar and am not very good in playing chords & other technical skills necessary for good guitar playing. Anyway, I have decided to give saxophone a try with the idea that it is a single note instrument so it should be more straight forward for beginner & intermediate players & I have always liked the dreamy sound of saxophone. So, I am thinking of buying got an Allora alto professional, about $1100 to get some decent sound. I have few questions:
- Has any body played this sax & do you have any opinion on this sax?
- For playing, should I use 1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 reed. I am more interested in learning the instrument & play music rather than constantly dealing with the challenge of creating sound/notes.
- On youtube I see people playing background music to their sax. Where do I get/download background music for different songs? Do I need to get a software for that? In general, are there some software I need to buy to become a better sax player?
- what is the best site for getting music sheet for alto. I have tones of guitar songs. I think I can just play the notes & not be worry about anything if I am just playing by myself. But, if I want to play with background music I guess need to be in tune & transpose guitar notes. Right?