David J Ford: private
lessons in Newburgh, Fife
There are woodwind instruments…there are brass instruments….
& then there’s the Sax.
Maybe it’s the
fact that it’s a hybrid between a woodwind
& a brass instrument:
it’s made from the same alloy as proper brass instrument like
a trumpet but it has a reed.
The French guy who invented got rather a hard time from the purists...well
from everybody really. The Saxophone produces
a sound closest to the human voice of any instrument although it has close competition perhaps in this from the cello.
& there are 4 to
choose from! From fruity Barritone honks to cheeky Soprano squeaks,
you have it all. What’s more, if you can play one, with a
wee bit of embouchure adjustment, you can play the lot! The fingering is exactly