hello all. i might be able to get a new horn. i was thinking about getting either a cannonball vintage reborn alto or soprano. i currently play alto with a selmer c* and a 4 reed. how much trouble do you think switching to soprano would give me?
I don't know what a "reborn" Cannonball is, but a few years ago at the NAMM Show, I played a new Cannonball Vintage alto. VERY nice. One that I would consider buying if I ever saw one in a store and could re-confirm my first experience.
I agree with saxmusicguy, your switch (maybe "addition" would be a better word) to soprano depends on factors we know nothing about. But many have done it and probably you can, too. DAVE
If you have never played a soprano before OR if you don't have a good soprano mouthpiece, maybe you should consider taking along an experienced soprano player. While there is nothing wrong with you giving it your first try in a store (and you should play it yourself), a more experienced player may be able to assess the horn's playability better than you. You don't say where you live, but I've met other SOTW members and assisted them with their purchases. Just a suggestion . . . DAVE
i've never played soprano before, but i'm interested in switching to it. i have read a review on the line and it said that the soprano played very well. i am more concerned with how difficult it would be from me to switch from alto to soprano. i will probably end up getting the alto, since from what i've read it would take quite a while to be able to get good intonation on soprano.
Just a suggestion from an old private woodwind instructor...
Before you get serious about getting a soprano, learn the clarinet.
When you've learned to control that little beast you'll be ready to take on the soprano sax. :bluewink:
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