E-flat Alto Saxophone

E-flat Alto Saxophone 

E-flat Alto Saxophone range

This is the most common saxophone seen.  Nearly every saxophonist plays this instrument (in addition to any number of others).  This is also the instrument that has seen the most use by “serious” composers.  Typically, this is the soloist of the family, though there is no need for it to monopolize this position. Continue reading “E-flat Alto Saxophone”

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F Alto Saxophone

F Alto Saxophone

F Alto Saxophone

Another rare, and sadly neglected saxophone, is the Alto Saxophone in F.  This too, like the C Soprano and C Tenor were intended to be part of an orchestral family of instruments.  The difference between the E-flat Alto and the F Alto is quite great.  Continue reading “F Alto Saxophone”