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Frequently Asked Questions About Learning How to Play the Saxophone
Is it Hard to Learn to Play the Saxophone?
No. The saxophone fingering system is among the easiest of all instruments to learn. It is very similar to the flute’s fingering and can be learned in a day or two.
How Long Does it Take to Learn the Saxophone?
It’s entirely possible for a beginner to learn the entire fingering system in a day or two. Developing your tone will take some time as this is done with a well-developed embouchure along with proper breath control. These techniques can take many months if not years to develop.
Which Saxophone is Easiest to Learn?
The alto sax is arguably the easiest to start with. Since it is smaller than the tenor it requires less air, making it easier for the beginner. Because of it’s smaller size compared to the tenor and baritone, it is physically easier to handle especially for a smaller child.