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    Default favorite kind of sax

    personaly, my favorite kind of sax is tenor, how bout you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by themacintrasher
    personaly, my favorite kind of sax is tenor, how bout you?
    Right now it's bari ... and my clarinet.

    The alto sits unused in its case most of the time.
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    baritone,but lately I 've been dabbling w/ soprano/sopranino
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    Tenor for me, once in a while the bari's fun too...
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    But I don't have the money for one so I play the tenor.

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    I don't have a favorite - I love them (and hate them at times) all equally!
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    I love alto, but alto sax players are a dime a dozen. Notice I didn't say, good alto sax players. I'm growing to love the tenor for jazz. And I wish my soprano was as solid as my alto voicing. But it's all about the trip for me.

    Oh, playing bari and bass sax are killer too. But there is only so much time in a day.
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    I like alto since I'm mostly a classical guy.

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    The majority of the students in our studio at MU are primarily alto players. Only two are primarily tenor players, and only one or two are primarily bari players (and they play alto now anyway). A majority of us are better than the dime a dozen Gandalfe talks about, but I'm more than aware of what he speaks of having gone to county and district band festivals back home and having taught elementary level for some time I see this all the time as well. Sadly at the elementary level, sometimes the students get frustrated and either quit or pick a different instrument. The ones who remain however usually turn out to be better than the dime a dozen.
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    Tenor, all the way.

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    Nothing but tenor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinMusicMan
    Nothing but tenor.
    Amen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPSaxMan
    I don't have a favorite - I love them (and hate them at times) all equally!
    I'm right with you there!

    Mostly bari though, but this coming week will be lots of tenor and alto
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    Chronic tenoritis!

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    I love alto. Soprano seems too screechy and many of the players of this sax is monotonous (I don't have to mention names do I?), and I happen to enjoy the sound of the tenor until it gets in it low notes. Alto is just perfect to listen for me. It has the best qualities and fits better for any genre of music in my opinion.
    It's only cool until Kenny G does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesaxgirl
    I happen to enjoy the sound of the tenor until it gets in it low notes.
    Ohh ... low notes on the tenor. Is there a sweeter sound in heaven? I don't think so.

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    I was thinking the same thing MMM - listen to Michael Brecker or Kirk Whalum on those low notes...mmm mmm mmm! Sweetness!
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    I LOVE my Buescher TT alto I just bought from Bruce!! Awesome horn!

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    For years I loved my alto more, but now I seem to be favoring the tenor. Certain situations call for certain voices, but I seem to be at a point now where the tenor tone pops into my head first.

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    I miss tenor - wish I had one to play on
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