I've just started out on sax a couple months ago and taught my self how to play. I originally played clarinet but wanted to expand the amount of instruments I play. The sax I started on was a tenor, I really enjoy the instrument making me interested in all saxes. But, I'm wanting to know the difference between alto, tenor, and soprano. I understand alto is an E flat instrument and the soprano and tenor are B flat but what that means I don't know 100%;I just have an idea. Could I pick up an alto or soprano and just start playing it? I have been told the fingerings are the same. But if I'm looking at music in E flat concert playin alto, and what I see to me as a C if it were in B flat concert (note in same spot on staff) would that still be a C fingered the same, or would it be fingered differently? And same with soprano...it is a B flat instrument, I should be able to pick it up and go right? But soon I'm wanting to find a soprano or alto and see how I like those also, but I will need to know the difference and its going to take to learn them, if needed. Thanks.