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  • Physics Of The Alto Saxophone

    Sheree Buchli Title: Physics of the Saxophone Investigated Summary: 1. Summary-Definition/Description of Alto Saxophone The alto saxophone is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgium instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s and patented in 1846. 2. Aim With this paper I am discussing existing knowledge on the physics of the Alto Saxophone, in particular the creation of sound. Introduction: 1. History The Saxophone is an instrument with a single reed, finger keys, and is shaped as a conical metal tube. Four Saxophones are used commonly today; Soprano Saxophone in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Tenor Saxophone in Bb and the Baritone (Berry) Saxophone in Eb. The Saxophone was invented by…

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  • School Music Concert Performance

    concert. During the concert, the Jazz Lab band and the Jazz Ensemble, both directed by Tim AuBuchon, played several jazz standards and modern favorites. The Jazz Lab band started out the night with five big band pieces. The instrumentation of the Jazz Lab band was standard for a big band; it included about four of each horn (saxophone, trumpet, and trombone), an upright bass, a piano, and a drumset. The group played several big band standards like Take the A-Train, the famous song…

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  • Maxophone History

    The saxophone is still considered, and in many ways, will always be the youngest wind instrument to have a foothold in western classical music. Having been developed and patented by instrument creator and businessman Adolphe Sax in 1846, the saxophone had already missed out on much of the literature and masterworks written for other wind instruments centuries before its time. Additionally, much of the major classical musical works written for the instrument happened during its constant…

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  • Texas State Jazz Ensemble Analysis

    Texas State Jazz Ensemble: Special Guess Steve Houghton- Music Critique The Texas State Jazz ensemble, with special guest drummer Steve Houghton, was filled with an uplifting set list. A mixture of trumpets, drums, piano, saxophones, bass, guitar, and trombones played harmoniously with distinct soloist for each song. The Texas State Jazz ensemble did a wonderful job, especially their solo performers. Steve Houghton was also quite fantastic, living up to his name. The overall experience was very…

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  • A Paris Concert Report

    very soft. The Great Lover reminds me of a chase scene, but it was also jazzy from the brass instruments especially the trumpets. Lonely Town: Pas de deux is smooth and calming. Every instrument blended together to create a warm feeling. Lastly, Times Square: 1944 is a very upbeat song. The notes are very fast, the tempo is jazzy, and this song has rapid dynamic changes. Furthermore, the percussion is very important to this movement, so it stands out a lot. For example, when the cymbal made a…

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  • Reflection On Arban's Book

    I hate it with a fiery passion, but it has taught me that even when you have to do something that makes you want to gouge your eyes out, you should still give a 110% because some people really care about that thing and you don’t need to ruin it for them. Pride When we get called to attention everyone yells “Pride!” really REALLY loud!! And in that moment when everyone is standing still under the stadium lights it really makes you think about how far you all have come together as a band and a…

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  • Essay On Saxophone

    Alto Saxophone The Alto Saxophone is a, even though it is made of mostly metal, woodwind instrument concocted by Belgian inventor, Antoine Joseph (Adolphe) Sax. This musical instrument was developed in the 1840’s and was patented in June 1846. It is mostly used for classical and jazz music and is the one of the newer instruments used than any other. The Alto Saxophone works when air is pushed through a mouthpiece creating vibrations that run throughout the body of the instrument creating the…

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  • Glenn Miller's Jazz Standards

    In his lifetime he dropped out of college, joined multiple bands and orchestras, created his own orchestra, and joined the military. When he joined the military he gave up nearly $20,000 weekly income to serve his country and give the troops something to fight for, and that was a sense of home from Miller’s military band. On top of his extremely successful life, he left a remarkable legacy on Jazz Music. He changed the way music is written by putting the expression on the paper, rather than…

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  • Divided Together: An Open Work

    the construction are a few keys ideas. One of them is the expansion on the Pierrot lunaire ensemble, which this piece channels the spirit of well. This piece features the use of piccolo, clarinet, cello, piano (a few of the standard instruments for the Pierrot setup), and adds on baritone saxophone, horn, euphonium, and a quartet of female singers/spoken word artists. The reason for the addition of more instruments and voices finds justification with gender coding. In this piece, the challenge…

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  • Jazz: The Innovative Form Of Jazz Music

    And All That Jazz When someone mentions the word jazz most people probably picture something along the lines of a saxophone player standing on a street corner in the French quarter of New Orleans. Or a thought of the roaring 20s' and imagine your self at a party where everyone is dancing to the sound of a live band with trumpets, saxophones, and trombones. However these are actually surprisingly accurate to what jazz really is. But how did such an innovative type of music come about? Who was…

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