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Question: Is there any Tenor Saxophones for beginners or do I definitively need to start with an Alto!?
I love the sound of the Tenor but I'm a beginner, Is there any sax Tenor for beginners!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Of course there is!. There is no need to start on an alto - I started on tenor but loved the alto and moved that way!.

If you're looking to buy a good entry-level sax, the Yamaha student models are pretty good!. Cheaper saxes can have problems (air leaks, crappy pads, springs that don't stay put) that you don't want to deal with in the early days of learning!. The more you're willing to pay the better the sax (usually) is, but if you're just starting out you don't want to spend $15,000!. Check out the Yamaha's - they are usually easy to get second hand!.

The only differences between the tenor and alto is size, tone and key (alto is an Eb instrument and tenor is Bb - meaning if a tenor and alto both play a C, for example, the actual note that sounds is different)!.

Some people think the tenor is easier to learn on than the alto - the mouthpiece is bigger and doesn't require the same level of muscle control that the small mouth-pieces do!. It's not a huge difference, but I know tenor players that hate trying to play the alto!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I guess the alto being smaller is preferred!.!.!.but the tenor is the same instrument!.!.!.i know people that have started on Bari!.!.!.if you go by this logic everyone should start with a soprano!.!.!.!.ive never even played one!.Www@QuestionHome@Com