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The saxophone is a musical instrument from the woodwind family, using a single reed and a conical bore. Invented in 1841 by Adolphe Sax, the saxophone serves as a bridge between the brass and woodwind worlds, combining the volume of a brass instrument with the distinct sound of a woodwind instrument.

Most saxophones in use today are pitched in either B♭ or E♭, but some of the less-popular models originally patented by Sax which are pitched in C or F, still remain.

The saxophone family

For more information, see: Saxophone family.


For more information, see: History of the saxophone.


For more information, see: Saxophone repertoire.