About my instrument

posted May 8, 2014, 6:24 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 10, 2014, 11:53 AM by Unknown user ]
In band class I play the tenor sax. Its technically a saxophone but a bigger, louder, and deeper version of a normal alto sax. I usually like to play my sax more than my piano but sometimes piano can be more fun.  I find that for piano, you have a bass clef and a treble clef, but with the tenor sax you only have the treble clef. So, overall tenor sax is much more easy to read. My instrument is about 10 years old or so. I play a 3 and a half reed and I need a new mouth piece for it. When I take it home it can be so hard. It's really heavy. I usually have a wheel thing to take it home but I always forget it. Sometimes I make squecky noises so sometimes that might bother me a lot about my instrument. I really like this instrument because when I play like a good solid note it really helps me feel the song a lot more. I can play lots of cool stuff on it. People think that a sax is meant for jazz music but not always. A lot of big bands have saxes in them. Overall, I really like my instrument.