How do I put this? I've never had any formal music education whatsoever but I do play a little bit of self-taught soprano recorder. The problem I had with it is that I can only get myself as high as high-G(if that what you call 'em) before I have to increase the air velocity and producing some potentially high-annoying pitch while practicing some tune.
To be honest, I find the soprano recorder too loud for me to play in my house and might be disturbing some neighbor. I'm not particularly pointing to volume of sound but it's rather my interpretation on the feel of 'loudness' which I thought because of the soprano being a high pitched instrument.
The notes are there but I don't dare to hit it for I feel guilty for making too much noise and I kinda hold back which distort my progression on the instrument. Will the alto mellow sound make it less 'loud' than the soprano? I wanted to at least be able to play 2 octaves without having to tell everyone in the neighborhood. If not what kind of instrument that's suitable for my situation? And not to forget that I have a hand size of an 8 years old if that matter.