Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Today is...Saxophone Day

Today is the birth anniversary of Adolphe Sax, also known as saxophone day!

Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone, but he played the flute and clarinet.

The saxophone was intended to be the most powerful woodwind instrument and to fill the middle ground between the woodwind and brass sections of a band.

The saxophone is most commonly associated with jazz and classical music.

Two of the most famous jazz saxophone players are John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Both played with Miles Davis and in Bebop Jazz, but Coltrane pioneered more with modal and avant-garde guard jazz styles.

There are 13 types of saxophones, 8 of which are from the Military band family.

What is your favorite instrument?

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