Distinguished Member, Forum Contributor 2008
The second part is important. You need to play up to the lead player - as though you’re playing duets. I dislike working with second players who pull back too much. I play a lot of lead alto days. In any ways it’s easier. The lines tend to be more logical; second tends to be more technically challenging. Take the opportunity to work on technique, intonation, and support. If things are boring for you, work on your doubles.