Saxophone


Saxophone

Family: Woodwind
How to play: The saxophonist or musician, places the mouthpiece in his mouth, with the reed gently resting on his bottom lip & his teeth on top of the mouthpiece, always the mouthpiece must be sealed with his mouth before he blows.
Types There are several types of saxaphones, and they are divided into:

Soprano: May be either curved or straight. It's in the key of B flat & may be difficult for beginners.

Alto: May also be straight or curved, but because of its' shape and size, it's recommended for beginners & is the most widely used. It's in the key of E flat.

Tenor: Larger than the alto sax and has a larger mouthpiece. It is in the key of B flat.

Baritone: The largest of the saxophone family.
First Known saxophones The saxophone was invented by Antonie Joseph and his father Charles Joseph of Belgium. However before inventing the saxaphone first perfected the bass-clarinet.