I have played alto for years, and have always read that it is fairly easy to double on the other saxes (tenor, soprano). The first time I tried tenor, though, I was surprised to find how very difficult it was. I couldn't play any notes below low-D, and I sounded bad throughout the whole range of the instrument. Is this normal?
Also --- When choosing a mouthpiece for tenor, is it best to try to get about the same tip opening, etc. as I play with alto, or should it be slightly larger to account for the larger reed, larger instrument, etc.?