OK, I'm a clarinet player and decided to try to learn the soprano sax because I really like the sound. I researched brands, qualities etc and settled on the Yanagisawa S991 and bought a new one. The reason was that it has an excellent reputation for good intonation and has a tone I like. I got a good one and have had it checked out and regulated by Will Grizzle, who said it is a very good horn.
I read Paul Coats' article on intonation with the soprano and am trying to follow his instructions, but am still struggling to play in tune consistently.
My impression is that I will have a much easier time getting good tone and playing in tune with a tenor than with even an excellent soprano. Is this correct? How does the tenor play compared to the clarinet? I know that the embouchure is looser, but how hard is it to play in tune?
(The tenor is the other sax that I really like to listen to, so I figure it might be a better choice for me.)