Bill Murray once drove a taxi cab so that the cab driver could spend time playing saxophone in the backseat. The cab driver mentioned that he never had time to play his sax since he had to work 14 hours a day. Murray took the driver’s seat so that he could finally play some tunes. pagesix.com/2014/09/05/bi…
Although Adolphe Sax originally intended for the saxophone to be an orchestra instrument, this never happened. This is primarily because Sax had a few enemies in the orchestral institution since he had a constant desire to improve their wind instruments and because the saxophone lacked precision olimpusmusic.com/saxophon…
A dent in the bottom bow of a saxophone can render lower notes either so out-of-tune to be usable or they just won’t play at all. Players are often told that the closer the dent is to the mouthpiece the more important is it that it be removed northgeorgiaband.com/the-…
On a cane reed played on saxophone, the sound is warmer and the response is even through all registers. However, great cane reeds can be hard to find and not every piece of cane will produce a great reed. Many boxes of 10 reeds will have 2-3 great reeds, 3-4 playable reeds, and unplayable ones wwbw.com/the-music-room/c…
The saxophone mouthpiece is a consumable item, and it naturally accumulates teeth marks. However, when the teeth are making strong contact (i.e. there is a tendency to bite down), the embouchure has issues. With proper embouchure, the teeth are just touching the mouthpiece yamaha.com/en/musical_ins…
Between 1900 and 1930s, there was an explosion of interest in the saxophone, especially the C Melody, which made playing saxophone in the home easier for many people. By 1920, the saxophone became what the electric guitar was to the 1950s and 1960s - everybody β€œcool” had to have one schooloftherock.com/html/…
From the 1910s to the early 1930s, the C melody saxophone was marketed as a saxophone that you could use to read over a piano player’s shoulders without needing to transpose. But it was a failed effort to reinvent the saxophone to make it easier to play musikalessons.com/blog/20…
The Venova is single-reeded woodwind musical instrument produced by Yamaha in 2017. It approximate the acoustic qualities of an instrument with a conical bore, such as a saxophone, and received the "Good Design Award" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
In the 1950s, jazz musician Charlie Parker played on an early plastic saxophone called the Grafton. Today, the vast majority of student clarinets from professional manufacturers are actually made of ABS Resin, not wood blog.pbone.co.uk/the-prob…
In addition to the saxophone, Adolphe Sax also invented the saxtromba, saxtuba, and saxhorn. wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph…
In China, Santa Claus is often depicted with a saxophone and no-one seems to know why chinadigitaltimes.net/201…
The inventor of the Saxophone, Adolphe Sax survived multiple near death experiences as a child such as; falling from a height of 3 stories and hitting his head on a stone, drinking a bowl of vitriolized water age 3 and surviving a gunpowder explosion that left him seriously burnt, among others en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright was trained on trombone and saxophone, as well as being self-taught on guitar, piano and trumpet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The writers of β€œParks and Recreation” had no idea Nick Offerman was a skilled saxophone player when they wrote the Duke Silver plot line. tv.com/news/a-conversatio…
Branford Marsalis played saxophone on Public Enemy's Fight the Power en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fig…
Legendary saxophone player Lester Young not only revolutionized jazz through his unique laid-back approach, but also had a huge influence on our language today. He is said to have coined, among other expressions, "cool" to signify approval, "bread" as another word for money and "you dig?" smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
A saxophone was among the casualties of the Challenger disaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
Today I learned about Hubert Fauntleroy Julian "The Black Eagle" Who parachuted into Harlem while playing saxophone in a devil costume in the 1920s in addition to doing a bunch of other wild stuff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub…
The creator of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, almost died in at least 6 occasions. heavy.com/news/2015/11/ad…
One of the astronauts on board the space shuttle Challenger was due to record saxophone parts in space for a Jean-Michel Jarre record en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Robert De Niro was so dedicated, to prepare for his roles, he actually gained 60 lbs for Raging Bull, lived in Sicily Italy for The Godfather Part II, ground his teeth for Cape Fear, became a cab driver for Taxi Driver, and learned to play the saxophone for New York, New York. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The saxophone is the only instrument in wide use today that was invented by a single individual hub.yamaha.com/five-thing…
In 1999 the first playable sub-contrabass (giant) saxophone was produced standing at over 7 feet (2 meters) tall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
The Guinness World Record for longest note ever recorded on a saxophone, at 45 minutes and 47 seconds, is held by...Kenny G. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
According to a New York Times article from 1996, Lisa Simpson from 'The Simpsons' was responsible for an increase in young people, especially young women, playing the saxophone nytimes.com/1996/01/14/we…
Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, barely survived his childhood. In separate incidents, he fell three stories onto his head, swallowed a bowl of acid, swallowed a pin, was burned by gunpowder, and fell into a river. dinant.be/en/inheritance/…
The inventor the saxophone almost died several times as a child, including falling into a cast iron frying pan and drinking vitriolozed water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
During WW2 when loanwords were out of fashion, Japanese word for saxophone had 19 syllables japantoday.com/category/f…
Raphael Ravenscroft was only paid Β£27.50 for laying down the most famous and well-recognized saxophone line in rock: Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
The myths that David Bowie invented the board game Connect 4 and that Blockbusters host Bob Holnes played saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's Baker St were both invented by Stuart Maconie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
A technique called "circular breathing" allowed a saxophone player to hold an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cir…
Robin Williams learned to speak fluent Russian as well as how to play the saxophone in several months for the role of Vladimir Ivanoff in the movie "Moscow on the Hudson". His proficiency in Russian became immediately apparent upon meeting the Russian actors, many of whom speak no English sonymoviechannel.com/movi…
The saxophone is named after its inventor, Adolphe Sax. His less well known inventions include the saxotromba, the saxotuba and the saxhorn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
An increasingly common method for Brain Surgeons to ensure that a semi-conscious patient is OK during surgery is to have them play a musical instrument or sing during the procedure. Various patients have played saxophone, guitar, banjo, violin, and even sung opera while under the knife. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Trip Adler CEO of Scribd earned the company’s first $17 in revenue by playing the saxophone outside Scribd’s office at Christmas time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Ronald McNair, one of the astronauts killed in the 1986 Challenger explosion, brought his saxophone with him on that mission with the intent to record the first original piece of music in space. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
The smallest type of saxophone is called the sopranissimo or soprillo sax. Only 12 inches long and recently produced, there is very little market demand for this $3,400 instrument en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sop…
David Bowie plays guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica, synthetizers, vibraphone, xylophone, koto, drums, viola and cello en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Bleeding Gums Murphy (The Simpsons) first appearance is a reference to Sonny Rollins, the great saxophonist, who retired from public and was not seen for 3 years, until a journalist discovered him playing the saxophone alone on Williamsburg Bridge simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/B…
Kenny G still plays the saxophone he's had since high school billboard.com/video/kenny…
The catchy saxophone riff from DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat" was sampled from a 1987 B-side by The 45 King. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let…
Saxophone Penis, also know as Ram's Horn is the result of a blocked lymph node or a bacterial infection that leaves the penis swollen and twisted. menshealth.com/health/10-…
Today is the 200th birthday of Adolph Sax, inventor of the saxophone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Chlamydia, if left untreated, can lead to "saxophone penis," in which chronic swelling bends the penis out of shape to resemble something like a saxophone [SFW]. lastwordonnothing.com/201…
The fuzz from (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction was intended to be a placeholder for a saxophone, as that's how the fuzz pedal was originally marketed performingsongwriter.com/…
Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone)was lucky to survive his childhood, during which he fell from a 3rd floor, swallowed a pin, was burned in a gunpowder accident, burned by a frying pan, poisoned 3 times by varnish fumes, hit on the head with a cobblestone and nearly drowned in a river encyclopedia.com/topic/Ad…
Adolphe Sax the inventor of the Saxophone suffered at least one assassination attempt such was the dislike of his new invention among instrument makers saxophone-players-guide.c…
The big muscly saxophone player in the movie "The Lost Boys" was the actual artist who performed the music.... he also supported Tina Turner! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Unlike other woodwind instruments, Saxophones have the ability to play multiple notes at once tamingthesaxophone.com/sa…
The University of Nebraska at Kearney has a program that makes one-handed woodwind instruments, including a β€œtoggle-key” one-handed saxophone, available to permanently disabled individuals. unk.edu/academics/music/u…

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