Ok...I consider myself a tenor player through and through. I have gigged pretty much exclusively on Tenor for the last 6 years or so. In fact I think I have played the alto only 3 times since I graduated college in 2006. All 3 times I loathed. I couldn't get a good sound and I just couldn't voice it correctly. Anyway...I have always been an alto basher WELL...tonight my world was turned upside down.
I have been dabbling in with the alto for about 4 days so I decided to take it (a Conn 6M) with a new mouthpiece (Semer Soloist H) out to my gig (sting/steely dan type stuff) tonight. HOLY CRAP! I don't know if it was the music or the mouthpiece or the horn or me (unlikely), but I LOVED it. Not only that....every one in the crowd (the regulars at least) and the guys in the band were saying "bring that horn every week. PLEASE."
So I no longer know how to feel. I never really liked alto and I have always felt it was my weakest horn, but tonight and the last couple days have been messing with me. I am confused!>!>!>! Have I been wasting my time with tenor. Maybe I am an alto player. I feel like I'm cheating on my tenor. OH NO!!!!