Why is the saxaphone a woodwind instrument?
Even though it is made of brass, it has a wooden reed mouthpiece so it is classed as a woodwind instrument.
A saxophone is a woodwind instrument that was made to sound like a brass instrument while still have the mellowness of a woodwind. It is basically a cross between the clarintet and the trumpet. You play a saxophone by blowing into the mouthpiece, causing the reed to vibrate. You then press down the buttons over the holes located down the saxophone to play different notes.
a string instrument uses only strings either plucked or strung or slided. While a woodwind has to have air propelled through it by the mouth. The reason a woodwind is called a woodwind because it has reed made out of wood that the person playing the instrument clenches with the instrument and his/her teeth and blow air through it.
If you enjoy stringed instruments, try a bass guitar. Brass Instruments try a Trumpet. If you want to play a woodwind play either the flute or the saxaphone. But the easiest and most simple instrument to learn but hardest to master is the Harmonica, I learned it in under 30 minutes. It is small, portable and fun to play. On road trips and for fun.
Yes! The flute is part of the woodwind instrument family. In the Renaissance Period, flutes actually had a small reed in them (much like an oboe reed). This is why they were originally classified as a woodwind instrument, and it has stuck since. Yes a flute is a woodwind, even if it is made of metal.