To answer this is a bit of a journey. I started on clarinet in 5th grade. In high school they started a stage band and did not need clarinets. My brother had a tenor sax in his closet he had quit playing so I started on tenor sax to get into stage band. Past that, I was sold a soprano sax at a discount by a community band director who needed a soprano for a solo part in a piece of music we were performing. I inherited an alto sax from a friend. I borrowed a school bari to play in a jazz band that had an opening for a bari/clarinet & flute player (yes I picked up a flute at a garage sale and learned to play). At this point I fell in love with the sax. I purchased a sopranino at a music conference, just for fun. I have since purchased a bass sax, and recently a contrabass. I perform in several groups including my own sax ensemble. What I play based on frequency from most to least are tenor, alto, bari, soprano, contrabass, bass & sopranino. My favorite from top to bottom is bari, contra, tenor, alto, soprano, bass, and sopranino. I also have a C melody which is the only one I have not performed in public.Hello All Woodwind Greats!
Question today is: what type of sax do you have and play predominantly? Is it an alto, tenor, bari, soprano? Or do you have multiple?
Would you expand on your choice? Let us know the reason for your choice. There is no right or wrong answer. It is your personal preference.