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Let me start by saying that trombone is my main instrument next to piano and I've been playing it for several years.

I had a fleeting thought about attempting to learn tenor sax. I'm already comfortable with different keys/music theory stuff, so my question is,

are there any tips, suggestions, or warnings that you might offer to a brass player attempting to learn a reed instrument like tenor sax?

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Saxophone at an advanced level will require you to do a bunch of stuff with your throat (voicing) that you probably won't be used to as a trombonist.

I would personally recommend that you keep your trombone practice up as you begin to learn saxophone. The embouchures use somewhat different muscle groups, so practicing both daily will keep you on your toes and enable you to make an easy switch from one to the other without confusing your playing technique on either.

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Thanks for the tip! –  Chase Meadors May 8 '11 at 18:15

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