Neckstrap (Saxophone) | Article about Neckstrap (Saxophone) by The Free Dictionary
saxophone (redirected from Neckstrap (Saxophone))
Also found in: Dictionary
saxophone, musical instrument invented in the 1840s by Adolphe Sax. Although it uses the single reed of the clarinet family, it has a conical tube and is made of metal. By 1846 there was a double family of 14 saxophones, seven in F and C for orchestral use and seven in E flat and B flat for bands. The latter are by far most common today, the alto, tenor, and baritone being used most frequently. The saxophone has a powerful tone, between woodwind and brass in quality and blending well with both. Valuable to bands and occasionally used in the orchestra, it is now best known for its extensive use in dance and jazz music. It has a small serious solo literature. All saxophones except those in C are transposing instrumentstransposing instrument,
a musical instrument whose part in a score is written at a different pitch than that actually sounded. Such an instrument is usually referred to by the keynote of its natural scale—the clarinet in A, for example—in which case A is sounded when
..... Click the link for more information. .
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a wind instrument, invented by A. Sax. It is made of brass in the shape of a parabolic tube and has a beak-shaped mouthpiece with a single reed. The saxophone family normally numbers seven members, ranging from the sopranino to the contrabass. One of the basic instruments of the jazz ensemble, it is also used in brass bands, as well as in music-hall and symphony orchestras. The saxophone is also played as a solo instrument.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Vertex-fed linear array antenna giving a cosecant-squared radiation pattern.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
a keyed wind instrument of mellow tone colour, used mainly in jazz and dance music. It is made in various sizes, has a conical bore, and a single reed
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
- Nechitailo, Vasilii
- Nechitailo, Vasilii Kirillovich
- Nechkina, Militsa
- Nechkina, Militsa Vasilevna
- Necho II
- Necho, Pharaoh
- Nechui-Levitskii, Ivan
- Nechui-Levitskii, Ivan Semenovich
- Necip Fazil Kisakürek
- neck breadth
- neck cutoff
- neck depth
- neck molding
- neck rot
- Necker, Suzanne
- necking down
- Neckstrap (Saxophone)
- necr-, necro-
- Necronomicon, The
- necrotic enteritis
- necrotic ring spot
- necrotizing fasciitis