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Hi, I was thinking (very loosely) that I might start playing soprano saxophone. I currently play the piano, and I have kind of developed some tendonitis, but I have since changed my technique and it's getting better.

Anyway, do you use the same finger muscles when playing the saxophone as you do the piano, or would I be able to play the saxophone without feeling the usual pain I do (considering what I have would be a regular piano tendonitis)?

And is it possible to get a decent tone out of a cheap soprano? (I know most say one should start to play alto first, but say I could produce a great tone on soprano, would it be able to be a nice tone on a cheap one aswell?)
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A straight one piece soprano is very difficult if you have any wrist issues. The tension will almost certainly make any tendonitis issues you may have worse.

As to cheap soprano saxes, they can get a wonderful tone, but the build quality, keywork and intonation issues can make they virtually worthless for any kind of performing.
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