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Saxophones Detail Structure

Invented in 1840 by Adolphe Sax of Brussels, the saxophone is classified as a woodwind instrument despite the fact that it is made entirely of brass. This is because its tones are produced with a mouthpiece and reed, almost exactly like those of a clarinet.

The saxophones are made in a large variety of sizes and keys, such as Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb tenor and Eb baritone.

The tone quality of the saxophone is thicker and more pungent than that of the clarinet and its ease of playing and marked character have made it one of the chief instruments in modern jazz bands.

Structural diagram
Structural diagram