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Saxophone - Instruments in This Family

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Saxophone: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Saxophone instruments family is included along with photos when available. Items include everything from Tenor saxophone to Contrabass saxophone. (13 items)
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Alto saxophone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The alto saxophone is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in 1880. It is smaller than the tenor but larger than the ...more
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Baritone saxophone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The baritone saxophone or "bari sax" is one of the largest members of the saxophone family, only being smaller than the bass, contrabass and subcontrabass saxophones. It is the ...more
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Bass saxophone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The bass saxophone is one of the largest members of the saxophone family—larger than the more commonly encountered baritone saxophone. It was the first type of saxophone presented to the public, ...more
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C melody saxophone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The C melody saxophone is a tenor saxophone pitched in the key of C, one whole step above the B-flat tenor saxophone. In the UK it is sometimes referred to as a "C tenor", and in ...more
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Contrabass saxophone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The contrabass saxophone is the lowest-pitched extant member of the saxophone family proper. It is extremely large and heavy, and is pitched in the key of E♭, one octave below the baritone
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Grafton saxophone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The Grafton saxophone was an injection moulded, cream-coloured acrylic plastic alto saxophone with metal keys, manufactured in London, England by the Grafton company, and later by 'John E. ...more
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Heckelphone-clarinet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The heckelphone-clarinet is a rare woodwind instrument, invented in 1907 by Wilhelm Heckel in Wiesbaden-Biebrich, Germany. Despite its name, it is essentially a wooden saxophone with wide ...more
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Mezzo-soprano saxophone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The mezzo-soprano saxophone, sometimes called the F alto saxophone, is an instrument in the saxophone family. It is in the key of F, pitched a whole step above the alto saxophone. Its size and ...more
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Sopranino saxophone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The sopranino saxophone is one of the smallest members of the saxophone family. It is tuned in the key of E♭, and sounds an octave above the alto saxophone. This saxophone has a sweet sound and ...more
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Soprano saxophone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The soprano saxophone is a higher-register variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument, invented in the 1840s. The soprano is the third smallest member of the saxophone family, which ...more
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Soprillo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The sopranissimo or soprillo saxophone is the smallest member of the saxophone family. It is pitched in B♭, one octave above the soprano saxophone. Because of the difficulties in building such a ...more
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Subcontrabass saxophone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
Saxophone
The subcontrabass saxophone is a type of saxophone that Adolphe Sax patented and planned to build but never constructed. Sax called this imagined instrument saxophone bourdon. It is a ...more
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Tenor saxophone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Saxophone - Instruments in This Family
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 tenor is one of the two most common types of saxophones, ...more