The Sax is a woodwind instrument made of brass invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840’s. It was designed originally to fill the sonic gap between the woodwind and brass sections in an orchestra. The sax is widely used in Western classical music where it has a role in orchestral works and saxophone quartets. It’s an indispensable part of any military band too. The sax is one of the core instruments in jazz music, beginning with early twentieth century dance bands and evolving to be a crucial element in the sound of the big bands. The sax has evolved with the music and remains a vital and dynamic part of jazz. Some of the form’s greatest artists include Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. You’ll also hear saxes performing as part of the horn sections in funk, soul and R&B and ska.
Q: Do I need to own a sax in order to take lessons?
A: In order to progress with the study of any instrument, regular practice is essential so owning your own saxophone will be necessary. If you need help and advice selecting a suitable instrument, please feel free to contact us.
Q: I am a complete beginner, can you help me get started on the sax?
A: We teach students of all levels. If you’ve never blown into a sax before we can get you started and before too long you’ll feel like you know your Bell from your elbow.
To book your sax lesson with us, give us a call on 020 8200 5510 or use our music lessons enquiry form.
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