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Offline angelica53

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Switching to the Sax
« on: March 07, 2006, 11:28:52 PM »
Hey I've been playing the clarinet for about 10 yrs and I want to try to learn other wind instruments beginning with the sax. Since they're both reed instruments I don't think that the change will be that hard but I just wanted to know ppls opinion. How long do you think it will take me to adapt to the sax being that I have a strong background playing the clarinet? Does anyone play both the clarinet and the sax and see major changes between both instruments?

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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 09:46:16 AM »
You shouldn't have a problem.  Of course, the notes are different.  In fact, it will be easier because you don't have to worry about covering holes.  All you would have to do is press keys. :)  Yes, the embochure is a little different.  On the sax, don't put all the mouthpiece in your mouth.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 03:29:16 PM »
I play both of them as  matter of fact the transition should be vey easy for you .here's why the upper register of the clarinet is the same as sax D on the carinet is D on the saxophone . it should be fun for ya
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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 11:48:59 PM »
Hey Guys thanxs so much for ur help..I can't wait to start playing!!! :D

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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006, 01:06:32 PM »
what unit said

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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 01:08:25 PM »
ok let me make this clear...the upper register of the clarinet....is the same as the saxophone....if you play "d" on the clarinet....its the same as the saxophone
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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 08:42:49 PM »
ok let me make this clear...the upper register of the clarinet....is the same as the saxophone....if you play "d" on the clarinet....its the same as the saxophone

Okay. This has cleared something up for me to help my daughter definitely. Thank you.
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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006, 11:18:49 AM »
Sax is probably the easiest of the reed instruments to play and adapt to.  Have fun....you will LOVE it!!!!
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Re: Switching to the Sax
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2006, 11:13:01 PM »
It's easy if you apply the necessary skills and fundamental theory to the God given talent you already posess.
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