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The saxophone is an instrument made of brass, but in the woodwind family of instruments.

 

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Famous jazz saxophone players include Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Stan Getz.

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Generally, the smallest instrument is the sopranino and the largest is the bass.

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Originally available in 14 different sizes and keys, today that number has been reduced to six.

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Kimberly Bear

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This includes—in order of pitch from highest to lowest—the sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.

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The reason a saxophone is considered a woodwind is because the way it is played is very similar to the clarinet.

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Since saxophones and clarinets are similar, many clarinetists, in their spare time, also play the saxophone.

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There are at least six different types of saxophones in use today, the most popular being the alto sax.

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In the Saxophone History we find it has origins intertwining with woodwind and brass wind alike, taking the woodwind's embouchure and brass body in combination.

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The saxophone first gained popularity in military marching bands.

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To play a saxophone, a saxophonist holds the saxophone so that the mouthpiece, which is attached to the crook, gently swings into the mouth for placement by adjusting the neck strap.

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The saxophone finally became known as an integral part of all bands in 1845.

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This is the year of the famous "battle of the bands".

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Considered to be newer than other musical instruments in terms of its music history, the saxophone was invented by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax.

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Adolphe Sax first showed his creation (a C bass saxophone) to the composer Hector Berlioz

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Available in a variety of sizes ranging from seven inches to seven feet tall, the most common saxophones are the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

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The saxophone is a single reed instrument that has its place in everything from pop to big band to jazz to classical.

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