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Hey all,

I bought a really cheap alto the other day because it's something i've wanted to do for a while as supplement to my tenor playing.

My question is.... I play a lot of long tones on tenor already. When I switch to alto. Do I have to play long tones again because its a new instrument and the tonal conception is different? I think you should but i don't know.

IMO alto is a lot of fun when your a tenor player YOU CAN PLAY FOREVER.. LOL
 

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Oh, I don't know...

How's your tone? Do you care?
 

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It's only fair that, if you expect other people to listen to you, you spend some time listening to yourself. ;)

Work to develop the alto as its own instrument with its own sound.
 

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I agree. The fallacy that a saxophone is a saxophone is a saxophone is total bullcrapola. I'd be foolish to think that even though for the past three months while at college I've been working relentlessly on alto and soprano, that I could pick up a tenor or a bari that I haven't touched in some time and magically have the wonderful (being a relative term) tone that I have on soprano and alto as of now. It takes time...patience is a virtue :D.
 
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