Difficult to switch from Clarinet to Soprano?

I am a clarinet player, playing mainly outdoor marches.
Am thinking of switching over to Soprano sax, mainly with a feeling that the embroucher would be easier as compared to clarinet. Also, another assumption is that, new players will find it easier to play Soprano sax than clarinet.
Can you please comment on:
1. Ease of embroucher.
2. Volume of sound and tone (clarinet often sounds too shrill!)


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Aug 14, 2009
saxophones vs clarinet
by: ted

my inglish is bad.the soprano is the moast trickey sax too play or intonate on they plays out off tune if you have bad moutpies and reed,and week amb the france word thats my experience i play tenor alto bari and straight soprano.

Sep 06, 2009
Switch to ALTO first, then soprano.
by: Charlotte

The switch from clarinet to saxophone is easy if you practice, but I would not recommend going to a soprano, even if it looks like a cousin of the clarinet in body style. It's still a saxophone, and a more difficult one to get used to than an alto, for example. The alto needs the least work to get started; it requires little air, so you can get a feel for it easily. Maybe then, once you're well acquainted with the differences in a sax than clarinet, you could switch to Soprano. It's smaller and more delicate, requiring very steady and tricky air, so practice, and you will have an awesome experience.

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