#1
I searched, I'm a good UGer, and Im probably way off anyways, but I was wondering, for those of you who listen to jazz, why the alto sax is favored over the tenor sax? I mean, for solo artists. It seems to be a lot more common. Is it because its more versatile than the tenor? Or what?! I was listening to Money by Pink Floyd, and i swear to Buddha that i thought the saxophone solo was played with a tenor...but it turns out it was with an alto...the guitar solo is the ****, too btw
#2
maybe its easier to carry?i do notice that, but i cant offer any explanations. and money...... meh

i was actually a little excited when the title said jazz stuff, cause im really into jazz now, but that just was a letdown.
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#3
Idk, I think they're both annoying...


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Idk, I think they're both annoying...


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maybe its easier to carry?i do notice that, but i cant offer any explanations. and money...... meh

i was actually a little excited when the title said jazz stuff, cause im really into jazz now, but that just was a letdown.


oh....sorry
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oh....sorry

s'alright man. if i want to talk jazz, i hit up the jazz/blues forum with the other 3 people
#6
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I thought the "Money" solo was played with a tenor.
Guest musician Dick Parry contributed the tenor saxophone solo that precedes the guitar solo.

Wikipedia thinks so too.
#7
As an alto saxophone player I can confirm that Money is definitely played with a tenor saxophone. I think you may have the two confused TS, because I thought the tenor was more common among solo artists. (I really dont know though)
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I thought the "Money" solo was played with a tenor.

Wikipedia thinks so too.


I thought so too. but all the music that I find is for alto.


but its all good cause I have both
#9
I don't know which one is more popular, but it'd be because of the tone colour and range of the instrument I'd say.
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As an alto saxophone player I can confirm that Money is definitely played with a tenor saxophone. I think you may have the two confused TS, because I thought the tenor was more common among solo artists. (I really dont know though)



Yea I thought it was a tenor...but i got thrown off when people said it was alto. Idk, maybe its the mouthpiece he uses that gives it a different tone.
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I thought so too. but all the music that I find is for alto.


but its all good cause I have both

It was probably just transposed for alto since it's such a popular beginner instrument.
#12
Because they feel like it...


And Buddha wasn't a god so I find it kinda offensive as I'm Buddhist...
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Because they feel like it...


And Buddha wasn't a god so I find it kinda offensive as I'm Buddhist...


I didnt say he was....???

i just swore to him
#14
How did you come to the conclusion that alto was preferred to tenor?

And yeah, there's no way the solo in Money is on an alto.
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That made me LOL so hard.


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I didnt say he was....???

i just swore to him



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I'm just ****ing with you because you should be careful when joking about things like that. I am Buddhist, but i don't care, some people would actually be offended though.

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#17
SOnmething to go with your post though...


Look up Don Caballero

Its some really cool Jazz that explores different time sigs and rythms
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Don Caballero is not jazz.


it's considered Jazz. its a different style than what most people think of as Jazz, but it's Jazz, I'm taking Jazz lessons at UNT, home of the 1 o'clock Jazz band, and it was something recommended by a teacher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaQwOAFCXo8
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No one considers Don Caballero jazz who actually knows anything about jazz. Your teacher recommended them, that doesn't mean they play jazz or are jazz musicians. They aren't.
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#22
They don't even consider themselves jazz.
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thats about south africa tho...which isnt poor at all.
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#23
I believe that the tenor was more common then the alto although in recent years the alto is becoming more popular. At least thats what my professional sax player friend says.