Re: Struggling With Doubling
Let me give you some advice as someone who plays all those instruments and more (all sax's, all clarinets, piano, trumpet, baritone, trombone, horn, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, and mallet percussion). DON'T!!! Not yet anyways. Get used to the switch between alto and tenor first, because it will be twice as hard to switch to clarinet. The flute should be fine. Although practicing it will take away from precious time with your sax, other than that it won't hurt you. It's so different there aren't any subtle differences to get caught up in. The clarinet on the other hand gave me major difficulties. not only with embouchre but fingerings too. You might not notice it now, but sometimes your body will forget witch instrument you are holding and those things that seem second nature, won't. I would suggest holding off on clarinet till you get alto under your belt. Then spend some time with your two best friends (and worst enemy's) the clarinet, and the tuner. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! No matter what, you WILL be flat at first. Get with an instructor who knows both to help. That's all I got, good luck.