The Virtual Saxophone is modelled on physical woodwind instruments that use only one reed to produce sound. The very earliest single-reed instruments were documented in ancient Egypt. The reeds were tongue cut and shaped on the tube of cane. The modern Saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in the early 1840s. It has since been made of brass and produces sound when a reed on a mouthpiece vibrates to create a sound wave inside the instrument's body. The Saxophone's pitch is controlled by opening and closing holes in the body to change the effective length of the tube. The holes are closed by leather pads attached to keys operated by the player, referred to as a saxophonist. You can now experience playing the Saxophone online with the Virtual Saxophone.
While the Saxophone was initially regarded as a novelty instrument in the classical music world, many new musical niches were established for it during the early decades of the twentieth century. Its early use in vaudeville and ragtime bands demonstrated its ability to be used in dance orchestras and eventually jazz. Learn more about the Saxophone on Wikipedia.
When you select and play the Saxophone on Virtual Piano, unlike many other instruments, the SUSTAIN sound setting is switched OFF by default. So to hear the full length of each sound, you need to turn SUSTAIN ON from the SOUND menu. You can also adjust the length of sustain. Explore Jazz music sheets on Virtual Piano and play your favourite song on the Saxophone.
Learn to play the Saxophone in less than one minute, anywhere, anytime. You can use your computer, tablet or even mobile device.
Anyone can experience the Saxophone through Virtual Piano. You don’t need to be able to read music or to have played the Saxophone before. Virtual Piano music sheets contain letters that correspond to the keys from a QWERTY keyboard. So it’s quick and simple to pick up. You can enjoy playing the Saxophone instantly - anywhere, anytime.