What material is a saxophone made out of?
Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone in the 1840's. He was looking to create an instrument with the power of brass instruments, but with the musical facility of the reed instruments. His first instruments were made of brass, just like the ophecleide (a bass cup-mouthpiece instrument which he also made.) So in essence, the modern saxophone is made of the same material that the first ones were made from.
Transposing for a Saxophone is the same as any other instrument. You need to know which key your transposing to or from though. The Soprano Saxophone is in B-flat pitch. The Alto Saxophone is in E-flat pitch. The Tenor Saxophone is in B-Flat pitch. The Bari Saxophone is in E-Flat pitch. Most Bass Saxophones are made in B-Flat pitch. The Contrabass Saxophone is in E-Flat pitch.
It is made of brass They are typically made of brass ever since they were first created. Even though they are made of brass they are still considered woodwinds because of the reed. However, other materials have been used to construct saxophones. In the 1950's the Grafton Saxophone was made which was an alto saxophone made out of plastic. They only ever made alto saxophones. Yanagisawa and Bauhaus Walstein made saxophones out of phosphor bronze…
The reed of a saxophone is the part of the saxophone that the player puts his/her mouth on. The reed is attachable, made of wood, and normally thin. It is held on to the mouthpiece with a ligature, which screws on tight, and holds the reed in place. The reed vibrates against the mouthpiece to send waves of air through the whole saxophone.
The saxophone is made of a cheaper metal, (often brass) and then lacquered in gold to give it its appealing look. The saxophone uses a reed, which vibrates against the mouthpiece to produce vibrations which result in sound. When you depress the keys on a saxophone, it lengthens or shortens the 'pipe' in the saxophone which will determine the pitch of the saxophone. the saxophone has pads which press against the key holes to make…