A look at how this reed-driven brass instrument is built up and the nature of its 'brass' family.
First, David Roach discusses the construction and history of the saxophone, using the alto as a model.
The Saxophone Family
In the clips below David Roach discusses the different members of the saxophone family, from the Soprano saxophone and sopranino saxophone to the baritone sax and Low register tenor.
Jazz and Mouthpieces
An introduction into a different genre of the popular instrument and a more detailed look at the mouthpiece and its various characteristics.