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Soprano Saxophones

March 20, 2006 01:27 PM EST | Musical Instruments | Email to Friend

A saxophone is a musical instrument that belongs to the woodwind category. It is one of the youngest musical instruments. Saxophones were generally used in the military and in big orchestras but are now found in smaller bands as well. They are generally used for big band music, pop music and jazz. The saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian, in the 1840s. Later, many people made their own alterations to the instrument. There are many types of saxophones but the four most commonly used saxophones are: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophones.

The soprano saxophone is the smallest as well as the highest-sounding. It is straight in shape and resembles a clarinet, though curved models, resembling miniature alto saxophones, are also available. Curved models were more popular during the 1930s. The soprano saxophone is a B-flat instrument. It is generally preferred for jazz music, but rarely used for classical compositions.

The soprano saxophone has become very popular these days, especially with jazz, rock and pop music. John Coltrane, a popular jazz saxophonist, was responsible for making the soprano saxophone fashionable in the 1960s. The soprano saxophone is generally considered to be the most difficult to play, compared to alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

Even in soprano saxophones, there are many models: F mezzo-soprano, soprano, C soprano and sopranino are the smallest saxophones in that order. Soprano in C, and mezzo-soprano in F are very popular models. C sopranos were meant for military bands and vaudeville arrangements. C sopranos are almost similar to B sopranos though they are 2 centimeters shorter than B sopranos.

The local music store, mail-order service, a private party or the Internet are the different sources for buying soprano saxophones. The main aspects to be considered are the quality, service, price and the model. The Internet is a good source to find information about soprano saxophones, but it is wise to test a few of them before buying.

The soprano saxophone is the smallest as well as the highest-sounding. It is straight in shape and resembles a clarinet, though curved models, resembling miniature alto saxophones, are also available. Curved models were more popular during the 1930s. The soprano saxophone is a B-flat instrument. It is generally preferred for jazz music, but rarely used for classical compositions.

The soprano saxophone has become very popular these days, especially with jazz, rock and pop music. John Coltrane, a popular jazz saxophonist, was responsible for making the soprano saxophone fashionable in the 1960s. The soprano saxophone is generally considered to be the most difficult to play, compared to alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

Even in soprano saxophones, there are many models: F mezzo-soprano, soprano, C soprano and sopranino are the smallest saxophones in that order. Soprano in C, and mezzo-soprano in F are very popular models. C sopranos were meant for military bands and vaudeville arrangements. C sopranos are almost similar to B sopranos though they are 2 centimeters shorter than B sopranos.

The local music store, mail-order service, a private party or the Internet are the different sources for buying soprano saxophones. The main aspects to be considered are the quality, service, price and the model. The Internet is a good source to find information about soprano saxophones, but it is wise to test a few of them before buying.

The soprano saxophone is the smallest as well as the highest-sounding. It is straight in shape and resembles a clarinet, though curved models, resembling miniature alto saxophones, are also available. Curved models were more popular during the 1930s. The soprano saxophone is a B-flat instrument. It is generally preferred for jazz music, but rarely used for classical compositions.

The soprano saxophone has become very popular these days, especially with jazz, rock and pop music. John Coltrane, a popular jazz saxophonist, was responsible for making the soprano saxophone fashionable in the 1960s. The soprano saxophone is generally considered to be the most difficult to play, compared to alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

Even in soprano saxophones, there are many models: F mezzo-soprano, soprano, C soprano and sopranino are the smallest saxophones in that order. Soprano in C, and mezzo-soprano in F are very popular models. C sopranos were meant for military bands and vaudeville arrangements. C sopranos are almost similar to B sopranos though they are 2 centimeters shorter than B sopranos.

The local music store, mail-order service, a private party or the Internet are the different sources for buying soprano saxophones. The main aspects to be considered are the quality, service, price and the model. The Internet is a good source to find information about soprano saxophones, but it is wise to test a few of them before buying.

Jazz Saxophones provides detailed information on saxophones, jazz saxophones, soprano saxophones, alto saxophones and more. Jazz Saxophones is affiliated with Violin Music.

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