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Topic: is it wrong?
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Bari and Alto
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posted: 1/5/2004 at 5:21:39 PM ET
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In my state we have a thing called Jr. Clinic where students in 7-8 grade in band can go and try out to be in an honors band where they get to skip school for two days of practice for a concert the next day. Now, here's my problem,(finally) this year i recently switched from alto sax to bari and I'm trying out to get in on both alto and bari. My sister says this is wrong because not all others can try out on two instruments. what do you think?

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posted: 1/8/2004 at 9:22:04 PM ET
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I'm kinda with your sister on that one. try out on both, you'll have better chances that way.

trumpet guru
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posted: 1/9/2004 at 2:42:59 PM ET
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No harm in trying for both. Obviously you will have to choose which to perform on if you make it on both.

I have conducted many honor bands, and there are almost always more quality alto saxes then baris.

Good Luck, and a musician who is capable of quality work on more than one instrument is often the one who is hired (this is especially true in the woodwind world). However, it is important that you not just be "ok" on a bunch of instruments. It's got to be of quality!


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