Re: Help a brother out
Oh - alto sax is slightly smaller than the tenor, and it's in the key of Eb.
The tenor is in the key of Bb.
It's all based on opinion when you're choosing alto or tenor - do you like a higher pitch (alto), or a lower pitch (tenor)?
As for buying a new horn, look into Yamaha, Yanigasawa, Keilwerth, and Selmer. Those are the top brands today. If you arent sure someone is going to be playing the sax for a long time, maybe you should start off by renting one from the local music store for a few weeks.
If you order a sax over the internet, make sure there is a return policy ...