The saxophone is composed of a mouthpiece, conical metal tube, and finger keys. Sound is produced when air is blown through the instrument causing the reed to vibrate. This sound is amplified as it travels through the saxophone’s main body. They consist of numerous parts and pieces which are made separately and then assembled.
The first saxophone was invented in 1846. The saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax and it originates from Belgium .
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Let’s enjoy the sound of this instrument through this wonderful performance by Coleman Hawkins.
Learn more about Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins was born on November 21, 1904 in St. Joseph Missouri. He was an American jazz musician whose improvisational mastery of the tenor saxophone helped establish it as one of the most popular instruments in Jazz. Hawkins was the first major saxophonist in the history of jazz.
Hawkins was one of the first jazz horn players with a full understanding of intricate chord progressions, and he influenced many of the great saxophonists of the swing era, such as Ben Webster and Chu Berry, as well as leading figures of modern jazz such as Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.