Smith 1 Tyler Smith Steele Moegle MUHS 203 May 9, 2014 The Saxophone's Great Struggle Throughout the history since the invention of the saxophone, the saxophone has seen little recognition from musicians from the classical sphere. For a while, the saxophone was received well among the musical community. However, despite its early reception and recognition, the saxophone always has difficulties when it comes to fitting in among orchestral solo or ensemble settings. Adolfe Sax was an accomplished flautist and clarinetist that lived through out the nineteenth century. He was more well renowned as an inventor and often improved upon the designs of the existing instruments of the time (Ferraro 2).
The saxophone is a relatively new instrument compared to many of the other musical devices that exist. It was invented by a man named Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax, an expert instrument maker and musician. This is obviously were the root of it's name comes from. The saxophone was finally patented on March 20, 1846. His father mastered the art of music making and by the age of six Adolphe had become an expert as well. Sax become aware of the tonal disparity between brasses and woodwinds and wanted to create an instrument that would balance these sections. The solution to his problem came too him in the form of a horn with the body of a brass instrument and the mouthpiece of a woodwind.
The saxophone, like its cousin the clarinet, is classified as a single-reed woodwind instrument. Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax invented and patented the first one in Paris in 1846. It developed a reputation for being easy to play and combined the speed of woodwinds with the carrying power of brass, so the saxophone became the hula hoop of its day. Today, the saxophone has an important place in nearly every kind of music from classical and jazz to rock and salsa. Joining us this week is guest artist Ken Peplowski, one of the top reed players in the world of jazz.
After achieving youthful acclaim in Washington, and making a successful move to New York fronting (at first) small jazz groups, Duke Ellington entered the 1930s with an expanded line-up and an increasingly creative approach to composing. Weekly radio broadcasts and swank guests in the audience spread the word; Hollywood noticed his marquee smile and musical brilliance; and the orchestra began touring extensively, including trips to Europe. But more importantly, Ellington entered the '30s having perfected his method of using the group to experiment with arranging and orchestrating. Ensconced at the Cotton Club in New York at the end of the previous decade, Duke Ellington catered to a lot of musical interests and needs - he played for the dancers, and for the jazz lovers. He relied on ideas from his musicians, and wrote for them as individuals rather than as anonymous section players. With all that work and a line-up of marvelous, distinctive musical voices, Ellington began the most creative period of his life.
Saxophone Grade 6 exams consist of three pieces, chosen by the candidate from the appropriate lists in the current syllabus, scales and broken chords, sight-reading and aural tests. Total marks in all individual Practical exams are 150. 100 marks are required to achieve Pass, 120 marks to pass with Merit and 130 marks to pass with Distinction. Candidates enter for an exam on Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Baritone saxophone. There are separate repertoire lists for the Eb and Bb instruments; all other requirements are common to the four instruments.
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The saxophone has a long and interesting history dating back to the 1800’s. There are several different kinds of saxophones, and the cost can run between $500 and $5000 depending on what kind of saxophone it is. This instrument is most commonly associated with popular music, big band music, blues, early rock and roll, and jazz. The saxophone has been played by many famous performers and is a large part of the jazz band world. Adolphe’s father made instruments for a living, so Adolphe grew up near the flute and clarinet, some of the oldest instruments. He started out trying to improve the tone of a bass clarinet and ended up making a single- reed saxophone.