These (above) are the instruments commonly used in a saxophone quartet (left to right): alto, tenor, baritone, and straight soprano saxophones.
Some of Adolphe Sax's Other Inventions
The saxophone is known as a reed musical instrument that is a staple in jazz bands. Considered to be newer than other musical instruments in terms of its music history, the saxophone was invented by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax. Adolphe Sax was born on Nov. 6, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium. His father, Charles, was a maker of musical instruments. During his youth, Adolphe studied the clarinet and flute at Brussel's Conservatory. His father's passion for creating musical instruments influenced him greatly and he began plans of improving the tone of the bass clarinet. What he came up with was a single-reed instrument constructed from metal that has a conical bore and overblows at the octave. Saxophone History, by Espie Estrella, About.com Guide
Adolphe Sax Adolphe Sax as Sculpture The First Saxophone The Whole Sax Family (All 10 of Them)
Sub-Contrabass Sax (Unplayable)
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