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Popular Instruments for Jazz

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FC: Popular Instruments of Jazz Music!

1: The Saxophone is more commonly known as a sax, and is a member of the woodwind family. The brass instrument was created by a Belgium-born instrument maker named Adolphe Sax. Adolphe created the Sax to make a better tonal link between clarinets and Brass instruments. The sax also uses a single-reed, which is a piece of wood that goes on the mouthpiece of an instrument which then vibrates to produce sound.

2: Like the Saxophone, the Clarinet is a member of the Woodwind family and uses a single-reed. Clarinet bodies have been made of many types of material, wood, plastic, hard rubber, metal, risin, and ivory, though most proffesional clarinet players have their clarinets made of African hardwood. The Clarinet also has a very deep sound, and has the greatest range of any common woodwind.

3: The trumpet, unlike the clarinet or Saxophone, is a member of the Brass family. A musician who plays the trumpet is called a trumpeter. The trumpet is constructed of brass tubing bent into a rough spiral. The trumpet has a very rich, bright sound. It has three "buttons" which in a variation can produce different notes. The oldest trumpet dates back to 1500 BC and earlier. Therefore, unlike the saxophone, is not such a recent discovery.

4: The trombone is a member of the Brass family. Sound is produced by the players buzzing lips, which makes the air column inside the instrument to vibrate. The word trombone derives from the Italian word tromba (trumpet) and one (a suffix meaning large), so trombone is literally means, a "large trumpet".

5: The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with felt hammers. The hammers immediately rebound allowing the strings to continue vibrating at their resonant frequency. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a soundboard that amplifies them. The piano is plaid mainly for solo-preformance in Western music.

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  • Title: Popular Instruments for Jazz
  • Here are the instruments of a jazz band and a brief description.
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