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The size of your hands shouldn't matter at all. The keys are all right next to each other and don't require a stretch, except for maybe the left pinky--the good brands should have those keys designed ergonomically but sometimes the cheaper brands don't put as much care into them. So check out brands in person and make sure they work. Alto and lower saxes ...


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If you're serious about your musical career, it is imperative that you get together with a physical therapist who is WELL VERSED in the issues that musicians (particularly pianists and violinists) face. It is a specialized problem that needs specialized approaches. It's much like the sports-medicine folks... What is likely happening is that you are ...


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You don't need particularly long fingers to play alto saxophone. I can only reach an octave comfortably on piano, but I used to play tenor saxophone a bit, and this is bigger than alto. Besides, you don't stretch as far between thumb and little finger when playing the saxophone, as you do when playing octaves on piano, as the thumbs are placed behind the ...



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