Posted by Matthew Smith on January 29, 2001 at 04:05:39:
In Reply to: Transition fro BBb to CC posted by RC on January 29, 2001 at 03:20:11:
I switched from BBb to CC in July before I entered college. Now, I play just as proficiently as if I would have stuck with BBb. (I'm not saying that it took me this long...that's just where I am right now.) I had my previous teacher tell me that it'll be decent within a week, though.
About the "playing both" thing...I have a fifth rotor, which allows me to play in both...so, I would slowly add the notes in...eventually becoming proficient in CC.
The important thing when switching is to not just match the note name with the fingering. My teacher here always recommended to sing the note, say the note name, and then play the note with the appropriate fingering. This is in order to get the ear involved right away.
Good luck with the switch and with college!