As a woodwind doubler, the majority of my work is in the theatre - and I’m sure the same could be said for a lot of you!
Which reed seat do you typically sit in, based on what you are most comfortable playing?
I’m going by what you would perhaps typically see in a 5 reed line up -
1 - flute (picc), alto sax, Bb clari
2 - Bb clari, flute, alto sax
3 - oboe (cor anglais), tenor sax, Bb clari
4 - tenor sax, bass clari, Bb clari
5 - bari sax, bass clari, (bassoon)
I’m a typical seat 1! Flute was my first instrument and I picked up sax and clarinet at a later date, so flute heavy pads were my forte for a while before I really dug my teeth into sax + clari later at university. Since finishing my masters in doubling though, I’ve been enjoying that new found versatility and taking whatever seats I can!