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  HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Saxophone
Although saxophones are built in different keys and sizes, each uses the same fingerings, allowing saxophone players to transfer from instrument to instrument with ease.
The saxophone was invented to be a bridge between the woodwind and brass sections, and to boost the sound of the woodwind section in military bands.
However, the saxophone is classified as a member of the woodwind family because of its flute-like key system and the use of a reed.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/sax.html   (678 words)

 Alto Saxophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The alto saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker, Adolphe Sax, in Brussels around 1840.
The alto saxophone belongs to the instrumental family called the woodwinds.
The alto saxophone is twenty-nine inches long, and the total length of uncoiled tubing is four feet.
library.thinkquest.org /17321/data/altosax.html   (64 words)

Saxophone mouthpieces are typically made of hard rubber or metal – or of cheap styrene plastic if you insist on using the one that came with your instrument.
A saxophone reed is prevented from escaping the mouthpiece to which it’s affixed by clamping it in place with a band of metal or rubberize fabric called a "ligature." You’ll probably imagine so simple a mechanism to require no great esoteric knowledge or significant variation.
Saxophones built prior to the 1930s typically have sufficiently erratic intonation and unconventional fingering as to be useful only as innovative plumbing fixtures and duck calls.
www.mindworkshop.com /alchemy/saxophone.html   (15161 words)

 Saxophone Basics
As mentioned earlier, the removable tube at the top of the saxophone is called the neck, or sometimes gooseneck (presumably due to the "goose-like" sound produced when you blow on it with the mouthpiece attached).
The baritone saxophone is the largest of the "regular" saxophone family and comes in two sizes: one with a range to low A and one with a range to low Bb.
The C melody saxophone was originally intended to be a part of the orchestral set of saxophones which alternated between C and F instead of Eb and Bb.
www.saxophone.org /buyersguide/2.html   (2417 words)

 String Season | Alto Saxophone Rental
Though the Alto Saxophone is made of brass, it is classified as a woodwind instrument and utilizes a mouthpiece resembling that of the clarinet.
The saxophone family includes instruments with at least eight different voice ranges: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone being the most common.
When renting an alto sax from us you will be charged a discounted flat-rate shipping fee that covers the shipment of the instrument to you and back from you.
www.stringseason.com /cmw/rentalaltosax.html   (436 words)

 Saxes Only:The Saxophone Family
Usually the alto saxophone is taught to the beginner to learn the basic ideas of the saxophone, and then later plays multiple saxophones such as the tenor and soprano.
One of the reasons the alto is so popular is the fact that it is the middle saxophone, not to high and not to low.
The straight alto and tenor saxophone is said to have a brighter sound, similar to the soprano.
members.tripod.com /~cfelts/saxfam.html   (1759 words)

 Eb Alto
Yanagisawa altos are very close in sound to Selmer Paris Serie III horns and not as edgy as Yamaha YAS-875EX horns.
Hallmarks of Keilwerth saxophones are the large diameter bow, the very long bow radius and high quality German fit and finish.
These are potent, true professional calibre saxophones and they deserve their place beside the Super Action 80 Serie II Selmer alto.
saxforte.com /saxophones/Eb_Alto/eb_alto.html   (267 words)

 The JodyJazz ESP Alto Gold Saxophone Mouthpiece
I think that this alto sax mouthpiece is a true sibling to the tenor mouthpiece.
This is tricky because I believe that alto saxophone and tenor saxophone are ultimately two distinct instruments.
If you want a superbly playing alto mouthpiece that allows you to shape the sound and lets you make it whatever you want it to be, than the ESP Alto Gold without the spoiler is the mouthpiece for you.
www.jodyjazz.com /esp.alto.html   (808 words)

 Caltabiano Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra was completed in 1983 and received its premiere by the San Francisco Symphony in 1986.
This relationship is heard from the outset, where the orchestra exposes three themes: long held notes in descending minor seconds, accompanied by explosive percussion and alternating with abrasive horn fanfares; quiet falling fourths in solo strings with vibraphone; and a jazz-like figure of ascending major thirds in the winds, accompanied by the hi-hat.
Finally, the saxophone sustains a piercing high F over stabbing orchestral chords, bringing the music to a halt.
www.caltabiano.net /works/sax_concerto.html   (523 words)

 Alto Saxophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The alto saxophone is the second smallest and makes a sound higher than the tenor and the baritone, but lower than the soprano.
Like all saxophones, the alto is essentially a long, brass tube with holes in it, which are opened and closed by metal keys controlled by the fingers of the person playing it.
Later on, the alto saxophone became the lead instrument in many of the dance bands which were the mainstay of nightclubs from the late 1920s to the 1950s.
www.cambridgejazz.org /jazz_generator/windandhorns.html   (270 words)

 Saxophone: Saxophone soprano brand? Sax and flute fingering similar?
Experienced saxophone and clarinet teacher can answer any questions from people who are learning to play saxophone or clarinet.
Before you spend money on a soprano saxophone, play alto for a couple of years and think seriously about when you would use a soprano.
If you think you have a real opportunity to play soprano, then I would definitely recommend RENTING an alto sax, taking lessons, learning to play it, and then when your teacher says you are ready, return the alto to the store and RENT a soprano sax for a year.
en.allexperts.com /q/Saxophone-2232/Saxophone-soprano-brand-Sax.htm   (387 words)

 Find New & Used Saxophones, Alto, Tenor, Soprano, and Baritone Saxophones
These Saxophones feature epoxy lacquer finish on body and keys for extended durability, adjustable key guard felts for excellent intonation, front F and F# keys for more alternate fingering, and tapered pivot screws for smoother action.
Moisture is one of the main factors in saxophone failure.
A basic metal ligature is recommended for a first saxophone, while more advanced students experiment with ligature and mouthpiece combinations to find their preferred sound.
www.bmcmusicsource.com /selmer_yamaha_saxophone.htm   (849 words)

 Conn Transitional Alto Saxophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This particular saxophone is closer to a 6M than it is a New Wonder.
This saxophone features a G# trill key, forked Eb, rolled tone holes, micro tuner on the neck, underslung octave key, locking screws on the pivot screws, and a swivel thumb hook.
The original finish of this saxophone was bare brass and it was lacquered outside of the factory shortly after.
www.junkdude.com /saxes/ca249433.htm   (243 words)

 Alto Saxophone Concertos
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble Alto Saxophone and Piano.
Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra By Bassett.
Concerto For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra By Donald Martino.
www.childrensmusicworkshop.com /sheetmusic/altosaxconcertos.htm   (313 words)

 Yamaha YAS-23 Student Alto Saxophone - Music 123
The Yamaha YAS-23 alto saxophone is an excellent choice for the student band member.
The quality that makes this one of our most recommended student alto saxophones is the intonation.
Yamaha saxophone keys are not simply shaped and positioned according to mechanical necessity; the entire system is designed from the player's perspective, with emphasis on comfort, speed, and overall playability.
www.music123.com /Yamaha-YAS23-Alto-Saxophone-i17490.music   (227 words)

 Alto Saxophone Manufacturers
Alto saxophones provided by Raison Band Instruments Company, Exporter and Manufacturers, specializing in Saxophone instruments.
Provide high quality well made new and used musical instruments, Alto Saxophones and Tenor Saxophones for sale.
Buy trombones, alto saxophones instruments for amateur and professional musicians and music groups at reasonable prices.
www.raisonsbrassband.com /html/saxophone.htm   (138 words)

 Alto Sax sheet music
There are free Alto Sax sheet music files in the lower skill levels (beginners and early players), but you will be limited to 3 free downloads in any 24 hour period.
Arranged as a duo for Clarinet and Alto Saxophone.
Moonlight Sonata 1st movement arranged as a trio for flute, alto saxophone and clarinet.
www.music-scores.com /altosax/composer.php   (623 words)

 Dolnet Alto Saxophone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This is one of those fine quality handmade saxophones made in one of the numerous small saxophone shops in France.
Since they are fairly unknown, these saxophones tend to be way undervalued on the market.
This saxophone was made by Dolnet and is identical to the Dolnet saxes produced at the time except for the name on the bell which reads, "Robert Martin Macon".
www.junkdude.com /saxes/da000885.htm   (167 words)

 Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone - Music 123   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A greatly responsive horn with wonderful projection, the Jupiter 869SG Artist alto saxophone is receiving glowing reviews from professionals, teachers and serious students alike.
The silver plated body of the Jupiter 869SG alto provides a brilliant and projecting sound and the key work of this Artist series alto saxophone are quite fluid.
They are fully articulated and include high G on soprano, high F# on alto and tenor models, low A on baritone, tilting Bb spatula key and height adjustable bell keys.
www.music123.com /Jupiter-869SG-Artist-Alto-Saxophone-i34733.music   (208 words)

 Saxophone: Alto Sax Sheet Music
My main instrument is saxophone but I have been teaching piano, guitar, clarinet and drums for many years.
There are a few good Van MOrrison tunes that lend themselves to alto - Moondance, Have I Told You Lately, and Into the Mystic to name just a few.
Turn the Page by Bob Seger has a little alto riff and any of the old motown classics can be covered pretty well by playing the lead line on horn and having a piano/organ fill in the gaps.
en.allexperts.com /q/Saxophone-2232/Alto-Sax-Sheet-Music.htm   (299 words)

 D. C. Barlow - Instrumental Alto Saxophone Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This web-site has been designed and opened for the purpose of offering for sale an "Alto Saxophone" instrumental CD recording plus related merchandise and services.
"D.C.Barlow - alto saxophone" is an alto saxophone instrumental CD of 20 songs which includes various types of music......fiddle tunes, western swing, country, western, big band, jazz, blues, rock, polka, waltz, etc. The CD is actually a collection of 20 songs from my musical background that I (D.C. Barlow) enjoy performing on my alto saxophone.
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dcbarlow.com   (191 words)

 Alto Saxophone US sax players
Alto Saxophone US A cool new site for Alto Sax Players and Alto Sax Students.
We now have pictures of Alto Saxes, sound clips of the Alto Saxophone, a little Alto Sax history, a list of famous Alto Saxophonists, CDs featuring Alto Sax and links to more Alto Saxophone Sites.
Alto Saxophone US is here for both the Alto Sax Player that has played for years and the Alto Saxophone Student that is pretty new to the Saxophone.
www.altosaxophone.us   (132 words)

 RICHARD TABNIK, ~ jazz alto saxophone~
Richard played alto saxophone in Frank Foster's Big Band at the State University of New York at Buffalo {SUNYAB} for one year, and became a featured soloist at the historic Colored Musicians Club in big bands, small groups and jam sessions.
He would later go on to study saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, theory, and voice with 12 different teachers over a 25 year period, including 4 years with the professor of saxophone and clarinet to so many jazz and classical players, Joe Allard; yet he walked out of 4 music schools:
Richard's most important musical experience in life, undoubtedly, was studying Jazz Improvising on alto saxophone {and on piano for a few years as well} with the outstanding, unparalleled, and overwhelmingly sought-after teacher, pianist, singer, composer, band leader, President of New Artists Records, recording engineer, jazz historian and lecturer, etc., etc., Ms.
www.inch.com /~rctabnik/rct.res.html   (1253 words)

 CD Baby: D.C. BARLOW: D.C.BARLOW-alto saxophone
"D.C.Barlow-alto saxophone" is an alto saxophone instrumental CD which includes various types of music.....a collection of 20 songs I enjoy performing on my alto saxophone.
I chose the alto saxophone in 1959 at age ten.
In 1960, when I was eleven, Dad bought me a brand new Mark VI Selmer Paris alto saxophone which I still play today.
cdbaby.com /cd/dcbarlow   (270 words)

 Saxophone: School of Music: Indiana University
Beyond the campus of Indiana University, our faculty and students are regular and active performers at the World Saxophone Conference and at conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance.
The 2004 NASA Biennial Conference at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro included featured performances with orchestra by both Professor Thomas Walsh (David Baker Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra) and Professor Otis Murphy (Robert Muczynski Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra).
Likewise, saxophone alumni of I.U. can be found performing and teaching around the world.
www.music.indiana.edu /som/saxophone   (341 words)

 Alto Saxophone Supplies
Get the great alto saxophone metal pin and get loads of compliments.
The alto sax mouthpiece mouse fits inside the mouthpiece while it is in storage inside your case.
Alto Sax cases are the hardest to fit.
www.ryanmusicstore.com /52(1).htm   (367 words)

 Saxophone Fingering Charts - The Woodwind Fingering Guide
Below is a list of all available fingering charts for all sizes of saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass).
Saxophone Fingering Charts (Brian Crowell) · Printable basic and alternate fingering charts
Possible Toptone Fingerings for Alto Saxophone (Ties Mellema) · A few choice altissimo fingerings for Buffet alto saxophone
www.wfg.woodwind.org /sax   (85 words)

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