Saxophone Day

Did you know that today is Saxophone Day? I don’t know who decided it or why they decided it, but making it a special day gives us even more reason to enjoy some awesome saxophone music.

Here’s a website by a teenager who lists some of the best sax players ever.

According to wikipedia:

The saxophone was developed in the 1840s by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian-born instrument-maker, flautist and clarinetist working in Paris. While still working at his father’s instrument shop in Brussels, Sax began developing an instrument which had the projection of a brass instrument with the agility of a woodwind. Another priority was to invent an instrument which would overblow at the octave, unlike the clarinet, which rises in pitch by a twelfth when overblown; an instrument which overblew at the octave would have identical fingering for both registers.

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About kitkat

I'm a teen services librarian in Chili (pronounced Chai-Lie) New York with a passion for engaging teens in the love of reading, libraries and having fun!
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