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Alto Saxophone

The alto saxophone is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments . It is smaller than the tenor but larger than the soprano, and is the type most used in classical compositions. The alto and tenor are the most common types of saxophone.

Components of the Alto saxophone    

- Mouthpiece are generally made of hard rubber, although some inexpensive mouthpieces may be made of plastic. Other materials such as crystal/glass, wood, ivory, and metal have also been used.
- Ligature 
- Neck 
- Body The control With the key. And mechanisms to control the sound.
- Bell Contrary to popular belief, the bell does not amplify the sound; the bell curves up and forward and is usually made of metal.
- Bow
- Keys    

The range of the alto saxophone is from concert D♭3 (the D♭ below middle C—see Scientific pitch notation) to concert A♭5 (or A5 on altos with a high F♯ key). As with most types of saxophones, the standard written range is B♭3 to F6 (or F♯6).[2] Above that, the altissimo register begins at F♯ and extends upwards.

 

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