Learning to play the soprano saxophone

Hi guys,

I really want to play the soprano sax even though every single forum or discussion I have read on the internet says to play the alto. How hard is it really? I have no experience with any of the saxophone family but I play the oboe and the clarinet. I am grade 5 on the clarinet and grade 3 on the oboe. Recommendations/suggestions please? I need help!

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Sep 23, 2012
Soprano learning
by: SaxGuy

It's very similar to the clarinet and if you play the oboe as well then you should be just fine with it. Obviously the whole "soprano is the hardest sax" thing is mainly geared towards beginning musicians. An intermediate to advance player shouldn't have too much trouble. The main issues are learning the layout of the keys with them being so close together,and how tight your mouth has to be in comparison to the other big three which is why they recommend alto. But if you are good on the clarinet it shouldn't be a problem.

Jul 11, 2012
learning to play soprano
by: jerry

learning to play soprano. you will have no problem with the soprano sax. buy a good one and it will play as easy as any other sax. they have a beautiful satin smooth sound. find yourself an old lp of wayne king the waltz king. he played a soprano.

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