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Offline advanntage

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Looking for Soprano Sax... maybe
« on: April 26, 2006, 12:26:15 AM »
Hello all,

Kinda new to the forum.  Just looking to get some feedback with regards to picking up the soprano sax. 

I played alto sax YEARS ago and moved on to trumpet.  havent played anything for the past ten years (25 here), so i know that playing ANYthing would require patience, etc.  However, i have always wanted to learn soprano sax.  I was thinking about purchasing one soon, but curious to know if there are any brands that anyone would recommend.  Its funny because I read what a lot of folks had to say about the soprano sax, being a bit more to handle than say an alto or tenor sax, and i am starting to think that maybe i am being a bit "ambitious".  i honestly just dont want to look back and regret never trying.

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Re: Looking for Soprano Sax... maybe
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 12:27:09 PM »
I've played before on a soprano sax and I must tell you that the challenge of it is intonation or tuning.  The embochure is of course a little tighter than the alto and you must be a good listener to keep it in tune.  So, it is a little challenging.

I like Selmer brand personally; however, Yamaha is a good brand also.  So, either those two in my opinion.

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Re: Looking for Soprano Sax... maybe
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 08:49:23 PM »
what features set a beginner soprano sax apart from a intermediate soprano sax?

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Re: Looking for Soprano Sax... maybe
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 12:28:27 AM »
what features set a beginner soprano sax apart from a intermediate soprano sax?

That's a great question, PHB.
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Re: Looking for Soprano Sax... maybe
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 10:32:57 AM »
Here is a source for Bb and C melody saxes -

https://aquilasax.3dcartstores.com/Saxophones_c_1.html

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Re: Looking for Soprano Sax... maybe
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 11:43:10 AM »
That's a great question, PHB.

okay okay I see how your getting down
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