Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for Saxophone

The saxophone, or sax, was invented by a Belgium instrument maker named Adolphe Sax in 1846.  Although saxes are made from brass, they are considered a woodwind instrument since the sound is made by a vibrating reed and not by the player's lips.

The saxophone was originally used in military bands but more recently, they are known to be used in concert bands, big bands, and symphony orchestras.

There are four main types of saxophones, or saxes:  Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bari or Baritone

Here is a combination of all 4...A little Queen anyone???


  1. Hi Heather, Just stopping by to catch up on all the posts I've missed this week. Love Bohemian Rhapsody! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  2. Love the sound of the Sax and Kenny G

  3. Nothing like a little Queen! I had a friend who played the sax.
    Coming over from A-Z.

    ~Naila Moon

  4. I never knew that! Interesting! I just love the sax. The MC in my last story was a sax player. :)

  5. Well, I've never heard a quintet of saxophonists playing Queen before -- that was fun! I love the sax, tenor sax in particular. Thanks for this.

  6. Just sitting back and enjoying the music!