A Tale of Two Tenors

Today, I recorded a short video demonstrating the tonal differences between the C Tenor or C Melody Saxophone and the B-flat Tenor Saxophone.  Here are the results.

C Tenor Saxophone

C Tenor Saxophone

C Tenor Saxophone range

Of the family of C and F instruments that Adolph Sax originally envisioned, the C Tenor, commonly known as a C Melody, was by far the most popular.   It was highly popular throughout the 1920s and many instruments are still extant (with a few modern instruments now being produced).  Continue reading “C Tenor Saxophone”