difference between alto and tenor saxophone

by sabrina

How can you tell the difference between alto or tenor by looking at the saxaphone?

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Nov 20, 2009
Alto tenor difference
by: Anonymous

the easiest way to differentiate between the two is the shape of the neck. The alto has a straight neck, where as the tenor sax has a neck with a top curve.

Nov 23, 2009
The Difference
by: Ellie

As someone else has previously answered, the Tenor has a curved neck, where the Alto does not. The Tenor Saxophone is considerably larger than the Alto and is set in a lower key.

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