Types of Saxophones?
Buying any instrument is an amazing feeling and especially when it comes to Saxophone which is such a versatile instrument covering a wide range of all musical moods, distinct voicings, having made significant contributions to countless genres of music is definitely exciting.
It is mainly of four sizes which are as follows:
Alto: They are tuned to Eb, two-and-a-half steps higher than the tenor sized. Intermediate and professional players looking to grow their skills would consider Alto saxophone. Many jazz and other genres of musicians have found their signature style in the instrument’s higher range.
Tenor: The tenor saxophone is the one most closely associated with jazz players, as it is a mainstay in that genre. It is tuned to Bb and since it is not heavy, the tenor is somewhat easier for young beginners to play.
Bass & Baritone: Bass and Baritone are the lowest-pitched instruments. They are tuned to Eb and are very large and almost always played in a seated position.
Soprano: It is a less costly instrument than others because its smaller body requires less material to construct. It is tuned to Bb, two-and-a-half steps higher than the alto, and it fits in particularly well with orchestras and concert bands.
Which Saxophone to buy for beginners?
The more extreme sizes are usually not a good idea to start learning on. Most beginners choose Alto or tenor. Tenor is bigger in size and a bit difficult to handle.
The Alto is the best type of saxophone for beginners because they are the most common. When you are starting out on your alto journey, you’ll need to become familiar with the sound of the saxophone by listening to music, especially jazz, and for other genres, you’re most likely to hear an alto saxophone. Listen to a lot of alto and other players to see which really fits your tone and style.
How much does an Alto Sax cost?
A good quality brand new alto saxophone should approximately cost around 40,000. A used saxophone in decent condition can cost a little less than that depending on the material, model, condition it is being used for. However, you should do complete market research and know what you’re looking for in terms of brand, quality and price. There can be many models of saxophone costing way less than known brands but their quality will be reflected in its price. If you’re looking to use an instrument for a long term then investing a bit better will help you find the one that will be in great working condition for many years to come.
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