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Music - Saxophone

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Emily Girard

on 5 September 2012

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Alto Saxophone By Emily. G Range of Notes Musical Instruments Woodwind Saxophone Alto Saxophone Diagram Most of the saxophones have about one and a half octaves.
The range on an Alto starts as low as B flat under middle C and then goes as high as F#.
Not all altos have a high F# key bibliography http://rysonsmusic.com/musical-instrumentshistory-of-the-saxophone

DATE: 10th of August http://www.ehow.com/about_5052639_history-alto-saxophone.html#ixzz23sQUKn2z

DATE: 12th of August Thanks for listening THE END The saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax.
He was born in 1814 into a musical family.
After the saxophone was claimed as his it started to become very popular for many people.
In 1894 Adolphe Sax died. Where it originated from! How the instrument developed or evolved physically Most instruments have steadily evolved over many years. - Not the saxophone
The saxophone was altered so that it could compete with the other noisy instruments.
The mouthpiece of the sax was made smaller. This gave the sax a louder sound needed for jazz and dance music. Playing and producing a sound How a musician changes the pitch Ensembles or situations it plays in http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4566297_a-saxophone-work.html#ixzz24M6JHVFi

DATE: 19th of August Tone Colours heard organ trio
-composed of an organ player, a drummer, and a third instrumentalist either a saxophone player or a jazz guitar. Jazz quartets Jazz trio Jazz ensembles bright
explosive concert band Jazz band from 1978 saxophone expressive techniques Expressive techniques refer to the way a performer plays a piece of music

To change the embouchure (tightness and looseness of the lips)

Slap Tongue
Violent release of the tongue, creating a 'slap' as the vacuum is opened.

Key Clicks
Clicking instrument keys. Notation: x-shaped note heads . http://www.jaconline.com.au/downloads/page-proofs/Musical_Concepts_Chap3-5_Page_Proofs.pdf

DATE: 25th of August Websites A musician changes the pitch by changing the mouthpiece pitch or by playing different keys on the saxophone. Mouthpiece pitch is formed by a combination of your tongue and embouchure. (The embouchure is the lips or the muscles involved in forming a seal around the mouthpiece.) . http://idl.ee.washington.edu/publications/HasbrookThesis.pdf
DATE: 29th of August Books Ammer, C. 1960, The Harper Collins Dictionary of Music, Saxophone. Harper Perennial, New York. Using the keys to make the pitch lower is achieved by using buttons lower down.
It is the opposite for higher notes pressing the ones higher up makes the pitch higher. http://www.madehow.com/Volume-6/Saxophone.html#b#ixzz256tASFK8
DATE:31st of August http://www.angelfire.com/ga/sax99/history.html
DATE:30th of August I will attempt to play this sax but if it doesn't work out, here is a video Have you ever held a blade of grass tightly between your hands and blown on it to make it whistle? The reed on a saxophone works pretty much the same way.
The sound is produced by the reed.
The player blows air with enough pressure and speed to make the reed vibrate.
This vibration is the heart of the sound and will carry on through the instrument. musical example
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