The soprano saxophone was invented in 1814 and is a variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. A wind instrument is a Musical instrument that contains some type of Resonator (usually a tube in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing Types of woodwind instruments See also List of woodwind instruments Single-reed instruments use a reed, which is a thin cut An aerophone is any Musical instrument which produces Sound primarily by causing a body of air to vibrate without the use of strings or membranes and without In Music, the range of a Musical instrument is the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch it can play A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Soprillo is the brand name of a piccolo or Sopranissimo Saxophone, the smallest saxophone in the family. The sopranino saxophone is one of the smallest members of the Saxophone family The mezzo-soprano saxophone, also sometimes called the F alto saxophone, is an instrument in the Saxophone family The alto saxophone is a member of the Saxophone a family of Woodwind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. The C melody saxophone is a Saxophone pitched in the key of C one whole step above the Tenor saxophone. The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the Saxophone family a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s The baritone saxophone, often called " bari sax " (to avoid confusion with the Baritone horn, which is often referred to simply as "baritone" is The bass saxophone is the second largest existing member of the Saxophone family (not counting the subcontrabass Tubax) The contrabass saxophone is one of the lowest-pitched members of the Saxophone family The subcontrabass saxophone is a type of Saxophone that Adolphe Sax patented and planned to build but never constructed The tubax is a modified Saxophone developed in 1999 by the German instrument maker Benedikt Eppelsheim. Please see http//enwikipediaorg/wiki/HelpTable if you're having difficulty understanding the syntax used here The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind Types of woodwind instruments See also List of woodwind instruments Single-reed instruments use a reed, which is a thin cut The soprano is the second in size of the saxophone family which consists, as generally accepted, (from smallest to largest) of the sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, and contrabass. The sopranino saxophone is one of the smallest members of the Saxophone family The alto saxophone is a member of the Saxophone a family of Woodwind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the Saxophone family a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s The baritone saxophone, often called " bari sax " (to avoid confusion with the Baritone horn, which is often referred to simply as "baritone" is The bass saxophone is the second largest existing member of the Saxophone family (not counting the subcontrabass Tubax) The contrabass saxophone is one of the lowest-pitched members of the Saxophone family (Benedikt Eppelsheim has constructed a new "Soprillo" saxophone, which sounds an octave above the soprano. Benedikt Eppelsheim is a world-renowned German maker of high- and low-voiced Saxophones the Soprillo ( Sopranissimo) and Tubax ( Soprillo is the brand name of a piccolo or Sopranissimo Saxophone, the smallest saxophone in the family. )
A transposing instrument pitched in the key of B♭, the soprano saxophone plays an octave above the commonly used tenor saxophone. A transposing instrument is a musical instrument for which written notes are played at a pitch different from concert pitch, which a non-transpositing instrument such as a Some saxophones have additional keys, allowing them to play an additional F♯ and G at the top of the range. These extra keys are commonly found on modern saxophones. Additionally, skilled players can make use of the Altissimo register, which allows them to play even higher. For Italian commune see Altissimo (commune. For the politician see Renato Altissimo. There is also a soprano pitched in C, which is less common and has not been made since around 1940.
The soprano sax can be compared to the clarinet; it generally has a louder and more penetrating sound than the clarinet in the extreme high notes. The clarinet is a Musical instrument in the Woodwind family The name derives from adding the suffix -et meaning little to the Italian word Due to the smaller bore of the soprano, it is less forgiving with respect to intonation, though an experienced player will use alternate fingerings or vary breath support, tongue position, or embouchure to compensate. Intonation, in Music, is a musician's realization of pitch accuracy or the pitch accuracy of a musical instrument The embouchure is the use of facial muscles and the shaping of the lips to the Mouthpiece of a Wind instrument. Due to its similarity in tone to the instrument, the soprano saxophone is sometimes used as a substitute for the oboe. "Hautbois" redirects here for the strawberry variety see Hautbois strawberry.
Soprano saxophones are usually straight, but sometimes have slightly or fully curved necks and bells. The fully curved variety looks much like a small alto saxophone with a straighter crook.
In 2001, François Louis created the aulochrome, a new woodwind instrument that is made of two soprano saxophones joined together, which can be played either in unison or in harmony. The aulochrome is a new Woodwind instrument invented by Belgian François Louis in 2001.
Musicians especially known for playing the soprano saxophone include jazz musicians John Coltrane (most notably on the landmark album My Favorite Things), Sidney Bechet, Bob Berg, Wayne Shorter, Joe Farrell, Steve Lacy, Lucky Thompson, Sonny Fortune, Anthony Braxton, Gary Bartz, Bennie Maupin, Branford Marsalis, Paul Winter and Dave Liebman; smooth jazz saxophonists Kenny G, Dave Koz and Grover Washington, Jr.; and Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Fela Kuti. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States My Favorite Things is a 1961 Jazz album by John Coltrane. It is considered by many jazz critics and listeners to be a highly significant and historic Sidney Bechet ( May 14, 1897 &ndash May 14, 1959) was an American Jazz saxophonist, Clarinetist and Composer Bob Berg ( April 7 1951 – December 5 2002) was a Jazz Saxophonist originally from Brooklyn, New York City Wayne Shorter (born August 25 1933) is an American Jazz Composer and Saxophonist, commonly regarded as one of the Joe Farrell real name Joseph Carl Firrantello (16 December 1937 Chicago Heights Illinois, USA - 6 January 1986 Los Angeles California) was a Jazz This article is about the jazz musician For the CEO of Meredith see Steve Lacy (businessman. Eli "Lucky" Thompson ( June 16 1924, Columbia South Carolina &mdash July 30 2005, Seattle Washington) Sonny Fortune (born May 19, 1939 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania) is an American Jazz alto Saxophonist and Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is an American Composer, saxophonist, Clarinettist flautist, pianist Gary Bartz (born 26 September 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA is an American Alto and Soprano Saxophonist Bennie Maupin (born 29 August 1940) is a Detroit Jazz Multireedist. Branford Marsalis ( August 26, 1960, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American Saxophonist, Composer and Paul Winter (born August 31, 1939 in Altoona Pennsylvania) is an American saxophonist (alto and soprano saxophone and is a six-time Dave Liebman (born on 4 September 1946, Brooklyn, New York) is an American Saxophonist and Flautist. Smooth jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and at times improvisation Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956) better known by his Stage name Kenny G, is an American Saxophonist whose fourth Dave Koz ( March 27, 1963) is an American saxophonist. Because they look and sound similar Koz often draws comparisons to another well-known Grover Washington Jr (December 12 1943 &ndash December 17 1999 was an American Jazz-funk / Soul-jazz Saxophonist. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, Jazz, Highlife, and Funk Rhythms fused with percussion and Vocal Fela Anikulapo Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, October 15 1938 – August 2 1997) or simply Fela, was