Mudcat Café message #3092717 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135422   Message #3092717
Posted By: s&r
10-Feb-11 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb
Subject: RE: BBC Folk Awards Demo 7th Feb
From your own pet source David (Wiki - definition by consensus) "The saxophone was invented for use in both orchestras and concert bands."

Jazz musicians use it to great effect.

Its advantage and no doubt the main thrust of the invention is that it overblows at the octave, not the twelfth, which simplifies fingering compared to the clarinet family.

If you had ever played the clarinet and sax you would understand.