John Packer Saxophones
Although Alice's first love is the clarinet, she is pretty handy with a saxophone!
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Created in 1840, the Saxophone was developed to be most powerful and vocal woodwind instrument.
Invented by Adolf Sax in an attempt to fill the middle ground between brass and woodwind, the Saxophone has a powerful and warm tone. Saxophones are available in a range of keys however many players will start on a Bb Tenor Saxophone or Eb Alto Saxophone model. This dynamic instrument is used in classical, military and jazz repertoire and has proved highly popular. The instrument is constructed from three parts; the mouthpiece, crook and body. Despite being made from brass, Saxophones are categorised as woodwind instruments as their sound is created via an oscillating reed, much like a clarinet.
A guide to buying your first saxophone
The saxophone is a popular member of the woodwind family even though it is made of brass. They are transposing instruments ranging from the soprillo, the highest, down to the lowest; a sub-contra bass.
Product focus: The Selmer Supreme
The Supreme embodies the culmination of one century of expertise and it is therefore not surprising to learn that it has all the qualities common to the models that preceded it, making it the perfect saxophone for all manner of instrumentalists; beauty and care in the creation of the Balanced Action, the legendary suppleness of the Mark VI, the ease of the Super Action 80 Series II, the precision and elegance of the Series III, and the power and roundness of the Reference.