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The saxophone is one of the most interested and versatile musical instruments in use today. It was designed to fill a niche between woodwind and brass instruments, and it has since found uses in many different musical applications from military bands to symphony orchestras. It is one of the most easily recognizable instruments by both sight and by its sound, and its unique characteristics have made it a favorite instrument with musicians all over the world. Most people know about the alto sax and the tenor saxophone, but many people may not know that there are actually nine types of saxophones.
The Saxophone Family
The saxophone family consists of nine different instruments, although only four are commonly played. The following sections describe the most common saxophones from the soprano sax to the baritone sax.
The Soprano Saxophone consists of the smallest members of the saxophone family. There are three main versions of the soprano saxophone, and they are mainly of straight designs as opposed to the common image of curved saxophones. The soprano is one of the hardest types of saxophones to learn how to play properly, so it is not recommended for beginners. It is used most commonly in Jazz applications due to its higher pitch.
The Alto Saxophone is larger than the soprano and is considered a medium-sized saxophone. It is the most commonly played type of saxophone because of its size and ease of use. It is the easiest of all the saxophones to learn how to play. It has a small mouthpiece, which limits the amount of intonation the musician can apply to the sound, making it more consistent. It is mainly designed with the classic saxophone curve at the bottom of the instrument, but they can be designed as straight or having only a slight curve. Altos are used is classical music compositions but can also be applied to jazz and contemporary music as well.
The Tenor Saxophone is slightly larger than the alto and is still considered medium-sized. It, along with the alto saxophone are the most common type of saxophone due to their size and ease of use. The mouthpiece on the tenor saxophone is larger than that on the alto, making it more suitable for more skilled musicians who can take advantage of the additional intonation characteristics of its size. The tenor saxophone is almost always a classic curved design and it is known as the most versatile of all the saxophone family. It is used extensively in jazz, but is also popular in rock and classical applications as well.
The Baritone Saxophone or just known as the "Bari" is the largest of the regular family of saxophones. Its size and weight make it the least commonly used of the regular saxophones. It is difficult for musicians to produce proper intonations through it, so it is not a good beginner saxophone. It does have a deep and rich tone which still makes it popular for many different music genres.
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The Black Diamond Professional Alto Saxophone - Designed by Rheuben Allen - Repairman to the Hollywood Studio & Touring Woodwind Players.
This saxophone is a great example of his ingenuity.
The saxophone has rich, dark, and smooth tone. There were only two in existence that were made from the prototype. We have the prototype in our office. This saxophone is taken by our staff to gigs, practice, and try outs to music teachers. It runs a close second to the fabulous RAAS6L - 14K Alto Sax.
The first one was bought by a collector who doesn't play (go figure)!
Professional Alto Saxophone
Model No. HSASBD
Limited Edition Model
The Heavy Freedom/Power Neck Brace
Easy to operate High & Trill F# Keys
Easy to reach Front F or Altissimo Key
Black Nickel Plated Body, Neck & Keys
Leather Contour Case
Rheuben Allen® Mouthpiece Manufactured in the USA
Not only are the Black Diamond Saxophones are Beautiful
They Play Outstanding
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Not only are the Black Diamond Saxophones are Beautiful - They Play Outstanding!!
When Rheuben Allen started to create the design for the Black Diamond Series Saxophones he wanted a saxophone that a live player could use. Mostly that all clubs, weddings, concerts and generally most live performances are not held in the same location and all rooms are different acoustically.
The saxophonist must adjust to the location and room size. So the qualities of the Black Nickel Plating came to mind. He still makes saxophones with Black Nickel Bodies and Silver Plating and had made a few with Gold Lacquered keys. They play very nice and are very strong. He wondered what the saxophone would sound like with all Black Nickel Plating so he made a couple Prototypes and was very happy with the results.
They did everything he had hoped. Black Nickel is very durable plating and adds a little weight to the instruments providing the saxophonist with a greater projection of sound.
Black Nickel Plating does not start producing the tone as fast as Lacquer or Silver Plating but can be pushed to produce a very strong projection of tone.
This line represents Lacquer and Silver plating tone projection:
This line represents Black Nickel tone projection:
*As you can see the Black Nickel can be pushed to a louder volume, and will depend a lot of the tone production belongs to the player, mouthpiece and reed combination.