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by petelms
(1 post)
8 months ago

Best saxophone for ballads...


I would like to buy a saxophone for slow romantic ballads. What would you suggest?

I'm looking for a sound like this for example:

(93) I Will Always Love You: Saxophone Cover - Tommy Proulx - YouTube

Which one would be right choice for ballads:

sopranino, soprano, alto or tenor?

Thank you!
, Pete.

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (641 posts)

    8 months ago

    Re: Best saxophone for ballads...

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  2. by mijderf
    (282 posts)

    8 months ago

    Re: Best saxophone for ballads...

    Ballads can be played on any saxophone (well maybe not sapronino lol).  The question you need to answer is what horn do you prefer to hear ballads play on.  
    When I think of sound quality, it is more dependent on a players oral cavity and embouchure, mouthpiece choice, and reed.  The actual horn generally has less influence on sound than those aforementioned factors.  
    The bad news is that you can't just go buy a horn and get the sound you want.  You have to make the sound you want through practice. 

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