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Saxophone

Saxophone

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Saxophone
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Saxophone
An alto saxophone in E
Inventor(s)
Developed
28th June 1846
 
From left to right, an E
 alto saxophone, a curved B
The
saxophone
(also referred to as the
sax
) is a conical-bore transposingmusical instrument that is a member of thewoodwindfamily. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single- reed mouthpiecesimilar to that of theclarinet. The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Saxin 1846. He wanted to create an instrument that would both be themost powerful and vocal of the woodwinds and the most adaptive of the brass, which would fill thevacant middle ground between the two sections. He patented the sax on June 28, 1846 in twogroups of seven instruments each. Each series consisted of instruments of various sizes inalternatingtransposition. The series pitched in B
and E
, designed for  military bands,has proved extremely popular and most saxophones encountered today are from this series. Instruments fromthe so-called "orchestral"series pitched in C and F never gained a foothold. While proving very popular in military bandmusic, the saxophone is most commonly associated with  jazz andclassicalmusic. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. Saxophone players are called 
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