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  Adolphe Sax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adolphe Sax was born in Dinant in Wallonia, Belgium.
Adolphe began to make his own instruments at an early age, entering two of his flutes and a clarinet into a competition at the age of fifteen.
Adolphe's first important invention was an improvement of the bass clarinet design which he patented at the age of 20.
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 Saxophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The saxophone or sax is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece like the clarinet.
Sax's intent, which was plainly stated in his writings, was to invent an entirely new instrument which could provide bands and orchestras with a bass to the woodwind and brass sections, capable of more refined performance than the ophicleide, but with enough power to be used out-of-doors.
Sax himself had mastered these techniques; he demonstrated the instrument as having a range of over three octaves up to a high B natural.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saxophone   (4724 words)

 Music, Art & Dance - Adolphe Sax & the Saxophone
Adolphe Sax, born in November 1814 in Dinant on the river Meuse in Belgium, became a prolific inventor whose inventions included the saxophone, patented in Paris in 1846.
Adolphe's father, Charles Sax, at the age of fifteen, became an apprentice cabinetmaker in Brussels, and at this time he played a serpent (a now obsolete large wooden S-shaped bass wind instrument) in a local musical society.
In 1857 Sax was appointed instructor of the saxophone at the Paris Conservatory.
www.educationupdate.com /archives/2003/dec03/issue/mad-adolphe_sax.html   (735 words)

 Todd Tucker
Many historians conclude that since Sax had drawn so much attention to himself for the quality of instruments that he was producing in the years prior to the exhibition, fellow instrument makers developed an envy of his superior instruments, further concluding that the damage to the saxophone was pure malice.
Sax conceived the first idea of the saxophone; the fact is that in our military orchestras, the woodwinds do not have the power to compete against our brass choir; in our symphony orchestra, the strings are incapable of being heard concurrently with the winds.
Adolphe Sax was a creator and an inventor, mainly for the purpose of solving instrumental problems and improving timbre deficiencies.
cfaonline.asu.edu /haefer/classes/564/564.papers/tuckertsax.html   (4905 words)

 Adolphe Sax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The saxophone or sax is a musical instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and with a distinctive loop bringing the bell upwards....
Adolphe Sax was born in Dinant Dinant quick summary:
The saxhorn family of valved brass instruments was named after adolphe sax, who did much to bring it to its present day form....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ad/adolphe_sax.htm   (1345 words)

 Adolphe Sax - MSN Encarta
His father, the Belgian instrument maker Charles Joseph Sax, sent him to the Brussels Conservatory, where he studied flute and clarinet.
Adolphe Sax is chiefly known for the invention of the saxophone (circa 1840; patented 1846).
Sax became an instructor in the saxophone at the Paris Conservatoire in 1857.
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It is true that Sax was assailed by every kind of difficulty, that he was the victim of crooks and slanderers, of money-lenders, of jealous competitors, of venomous critics and mediocre musicians.
The skilled constructor Adolphe Sax, who has established himself in Paris, has abundantly demonstrated the superiority of this system over the piston system, practically abandoned in the whole of Germany, where cylinders are generally applied to horns, trumpets, bombardons, and bass-tubas.
As a matter of fact, in France, we are not lacking in instruments with cylinders; Adolphe Sax is a present constructing large and small trumpets with cylinders, in every possible tonality, the average as well as the unusual ones, and their sonority and perfection are beyond reproach.
www.sitecenter.dk /hbh/saxophonehistoryadolphsax   (4421 words)

 Sax. - Search Results - MSN Encarta
The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument-maker Adolphe Sax about 1840.
Sax, Adolphe (1814-94), Belgian inventor of musical instruments.
Sax, Charles Joseph (1791-1865), founding member of a Belgian-French family, noted for making musical instruments during the first two-thirds of...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Sax..html   (78 words)

 Flute and Saxophones by Trevor J James & Co
Adolphe was renowned for re-designing the low end of the bass clarinet by adding a curved bell, inventing the Saxhorn family (better known as the tenor horns) and various other lesser-known instruments.
Adolphe Sax was due to exhibit his saxophones earlier in the 1850's but mysteriously his instruments were destroyed by purists of the day.
Once the saxophone had been displayed the military were the only people interested in the instrument, this was because it fitted into the band as it was a transposing instrument, the most common sax was the C melody, this was in concert pitch.
www.worldwind.co.uk /2004/saxophones/history.htm   (255 words)

 Adolphe SaxEnglish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Adolphe Sax, whose real name was Antoine-Joseph Sax, was born November 6, 1814 in Dinant (Belgium) and died February 4, 1894 in Paris (France).
Sax grew up in a belgian family of wind instrument makers and most of his time he spent in his fathers workshop.
Sax became the first saxophone teacher at the Paris Conservatoire in 1858, but due to financial problems the studio was suspended in 1871.
www.einsiedl.net /English/AdolpheSax.htm   (168 words)

Adolphe Sax was born in 1814 in Dinant, Belgium.
It’s not uncommon for new sax players to do minor damage to the insides of their lips, with the result that a small amount of blood may be deposited on your reeds at first, coagulating into fl stains.
A sax with a leak will often refuse to play some notes in the low octave, or play them in the high octave with no regard for the octave key, or play them as a combination of the high and low octave, or warble gracelessly between the two.
www.mindworkshop.com /alchemy/saxophone.html   (15161 words)

Antoine-Joseph Sax was born in the street that has borne his name since 1896, in a modest house, which was destroyed in 1914, and which was built on the present site of an important commercial building.
Sax was conscious of all his possibilities and his talent; he conceived the work that he felt the call to achieve; he was full of hope and he believed he had every chance of success; he had great visions, he believed in what he saw.
Adolphe Sax was almost thirty, "the age at which man's creative character affirms itself, at which the human personality is drawn." At the age of 27, Napoleon won his first battle in Italy; Newton was 24 and Einstein 26 when they devised their theories.
www.dinant.be /?lg=3&m1=28&m2=88&m3=293   (3097 words)

The family of saxophones patented in 1846 by Adolphe Sax combines the single reed of the clarinet with the bore and fingering patterns of the oboe, producing the tonal qualities of neither.
Adophe Sax was born on November 6, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium.
Sax envisioned a total of 14 variations on the saxophone, and obtained patents for his basic design in 1846.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/music/sax.html   (377 words)

 Adolphe Sax - Simple English Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Life-size statue of Adolphe Sax, holding a tenor saxophone.
Antoine-Joseph (known as Adolphe) Sax (November 6, 1814 – February 4, 1894) was a French inventor (from a belgian origin), best known for inventing the saxophone.
"Sax, Mule and Co", Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H and D, Paris, 2004 ISBN 2 914 266 03 0
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adolphe_Sax   (111 words)

 .:::.¨¨ III Concurso Internacional Adolphe Sax (DINANT) ¨¨.:::.
In Europe, in the heart of Belgium, in the centre of the Walloon-Brussels Province, in the region of Namur, in Dinant, the City of the Saxophone, there is an appointment for the Mise à Sax 2002, from Tuesday 29th October to Saturday 9th November 2002.
In 1814 Antoine Joseph, called Adolphe Sax, was born in Dinant (Belgium).
The 150 anniversary of the invention of the saxophone (1990) and the centenary celebrations of Adolphe Sax’s death (1994) gave rise, in his home town, to plenty of projects and to the creation of the International Adolphe Sax Association.
www.adolphesax.com /Dinant/Html-ingles/datosgenerales-in.htm   (509 words)

 The History of the Saxophone
Sax, being the musician he was, became aware of the tonal disparity between strings and winds: moreover, that between brasses and woodwinds.
Sax saw this as an opportunity to show the world how the saxophone could improve the tonal quality in all bands.
Sax’s band of twenty-eight men, compared to the French Army band of thirty-five, overwhelmed the crowd.
www.angelfire.com /ga/sax99/history.html   (632 words)

 Adolphe Sax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Antoine-Joseph (known as Adolphe) Sax (November 6, 1814 – February 4, 1894) was a Belgian musical instrument designer, best known for inventing the saxophone.
He also developed the in 1845, though this survived only briefly.
The 1840s also saw Sax inventing the instrument for which he is now best known, the saxophone.
www.norco.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Adolphe_Sax   (459 words)

 Devian Jazz Page-Saxophone History
At age six, Sax can drill the body of a clarinet, and later went on to produce some of the finest specimens of flutes, clarinets, and other instruments, of his time.
But one day he decided to create an instrument that bridged the gap between the sounds of the string instruments (such as the violin and viola), the sounds of the wodwinds (such as the flute and clarinet) and the sounds of the brass instruments (such as trumpet and tuba) which often overpowered the other instruments.
And the first Saxophone was born, when Adolphe was just twenty years old This first saxophone is a C bass saxophone.
www.angelfire.com /jazz/devianjazz/history.html   (675 words)

 Gandalfe's Sax Corner
In 1841, Sax reloacted permanently to Paris and began work on a new set of instruments which were exhibited there in 1844.
The composer Hector Berlioz wrote approvingly of the new instrument in 1842, but the instrument was not patented until 1846, when had designed a full range, from bass to sopranino was exhibited.
Adolphe Sax's complete biography can be found here.
groups.msn.com /gandalfessaxcorner/adolphesax.msnw   (315 words)

Sax was a Belgian, who invented the saxophone in 1840.
He was musically trained at the Brussels Conservatory in flute and clarinet, and he studied instrument making with his father, Charles.
Originally called a saxhorn, since his goal was to create an instrument which was a hybrid possessing woodwind and brass elements.
www.jlpublishing.com /SaxophoneHistory.htm   (756 words)

 Adolph Sax
Adolph, Sax was a pupil of the Brussels Conservatory and soon became an
The reform advocated by Sax was a radical one.
Sax was accompanied by a group of nine musicians.
www.saxgourmet.com /adolph-sax.html   (7235 words)

 Sax Saxophones at the National Music Museum
The Belgian-born maker, Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), invented the saxophone about 1840 and was granted a fifteen-year patent in 1846, four years after having moved to Paris.
One of four documented Adolphe Sax basses known to survive, this notable acquisition brings to ten the number of original Adolphe Sax saxophones in the Museum's collections.
Five additional instruments by Adolphe Sax and three by his father, Charles Joseph Sax, are also on display in the Cutler Gallery.
www.usd.edu /smm/cutler6.html   (328 words)

 Sax Adolphe - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sax Adolphe - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sax, Adolphe (1814-1894), Belgian inventor of musical instruments.
Saxophone, family of reed-sounded wind instruments, invented by the Belgian instrument-maker Adolphe Sax about 1840.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Sax_Adolphe.html   (100 words)

 The Original Saxophone
Adolphe Sax, born Antoine-Joseph, produced the first saxophone in about 1843: a C bass in the shape of an ophicleide.
In 1866, Sax's patent expired (renewed in 1881) and there was a kind of "free-for-all" in the saxophone world.
Most of these are fairly low quality and look like they were scanned in from an encyclopedia (and, according to the webmaster of one of these sites, they were), but there's an almost uninterrupted line of pictures from 1849 to 1890...
www.saxpics.com /sax   (680 words)

1814 November 6 - Antoine-Joseph Sax (Adolphe Sax) is born in Dinant, Belgium.
1846 - Sax is granted the first patent for fourteen variations of the saxophone.
1881 - Sax extends his original patent and also lengthens bell to include low Bb and A. He also extends the saxophone's upward range to F# and G with the use of a fourth octave key.
www.geocities.com /hucky86/SaxHistory.html   (987 words)

 Adolphe Sax Cornet
This is a rare cornet by Adolphe Edouard Sax, Son of the famous instrument inventor.
By the bell markings of Adolphe Sax, 51 Rue Blanche, this would have been made sometime between 1894 and 1928.
Depending on your interests, this could be a wonderful and rare addition to your collection or, with a little restoration, a great playing instrument.
www.brasszone.com /saxcornet.htm   (202 words)

 Sax on the Web > Saxophone Resources
Adolphe Sax, the Belgian inventor, patented the saxophone in 1846.
Although composers of classical music have written for it, the instrument has been most effectively used in jazz and popular music, and the number jazz performers risen to fame playing the sax is ever increasing.
Adolphe Sax Institute An Educational and Historical Archive
www.saxontheweb.net /Links.html   (329 words)

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