From Internet Network:
|posted: 11/11/2004 at 4:33:45 AM ET|
how are the types of saxophone different, eg. alto, tenor... iknow that some can play higher notes but can u tell me which order they go in? and also are they any different when playing them, like is there one that is harder?
|posted: 11/11/2004 at 4:30:25 PM ET|
All saxes use the same fingerings. The score order is:
Soprano in Bb
Alto in Eb
Tenor in Bb
Baritone in Eb
Bass in Bb.
Of these hardly any are used in orchestras unless specifically written for them. Wind bands use the alto,tenor, and bari. The soprano is kinda a solo instrument ala (EEWWW) Kenny Gee. The bass is rarely used and is kinda a novelty instrument now.
At one time there was a sopranino in Eb but it is never used now that I know of.
|posted: 11/11/2004 at 4:33:12 PM ET|
One's not harder to play than another except soprano has much more tuning problems than the others and it requires more of a clarinet embouchure than the others. The other saxes are like a clarinet embouchure, but not as firm.
Fingerings on a sax are more like oboe or flute than clarinet.