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Saxophone family

September 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here is a great picture of the 7 military saxophones. Eb sopranino, Bb soprano, Eb alto, Bb tenor, Eb baritone, Bb Bass and Eb contra-bass.

The man in the photo is Siguard Rascher, a very important American saxophonisit from the early 20th century.

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  1. Ji Young Kim
    March 7th, 2011 at 09:41 | #1

    I wonder what kind of sound and how loud the sound of the contra bass is.
    I used to play soprano before i played alto but it looks smaller than i thought or maybe it’s because it’s surrounded by huge saxophones 🙂

  2. Brian Ha
    March 7th, 2011 at 09:43 | #2

    I think that the saxophone family looks amazing because
    the family was huge and I have never seen a saxophone which is so
    small and so big.

  3. kayla Uytengsu
    March 7th, 2011 at 18:13 | #3

    What is the name of the tallest saxophone?

  4. Samantha Um
    March 8th, 2011 at 06:21 | #4

    I wonder how difficult it would be to play the Eb contra-bass, it would be interesting to try and playing it. I also wonder which saxophone’s sound I will enjoy listening to the most. =D

  5. Iris
    March 9th, 2011 at 03:28 | #5

    Last semester, it was really challenging to play bari saxophone, and i thought it was the biggest among saxophone family. Looking at this picture, i was surprised that there are bigger saxophone than bari saxophone. I wonder what kind of sound and how hard it is to play all the scales for the contra bass. I think it would really be interesting to play all kinds of saxophone family 🙂

  6. Kayla Uytengsu
    March 14th, 2011 at 05:13 | #6

    I did not think that a saxophone could be so big. I thought the alto I played was pretty big. how can anyone reach the keys, the saxophone is so big. What does the largest saxophone sound like(deep, baritone like)???????

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