What is an alto saxophone used in?
Marching, concert, and jazz bands. Altos are very versatile.
The Alto saxophone comes in varied sizes but the average length of it is 25.2 in inches while the average width is 4.72 inches. There are different types and brands of Alto saxophone that's why there sizes are also varied. The Alto saxophone is smaller than the tenor saxophone but it's larger than the soprano saxophone. The Alto saxophone is also one of the commonly used type of saxophone as it's widely used in playing…
The alto saxophone increases in width as the length increases. The neck starts at about 3/4 inch then at the middle of the saxophone is about 3 inches wide including the keys and depending on the model of saxophone. The bell of the saxophone is usually about 4-5 inches wide while on a big-bell alto saxophone the bell can be about 6 inches wide.
Yes! The alto saxophone has a whole family of relatives. Some are the barri saxophone, the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass saxophone and contra-bass saxophone. The sub-contra-bass saxophone, sopranino saxophone and soprillo saxophone are very uncommon and expensive also, you may never run across one.