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The Saxophone (Grade 9)

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The Saxophone

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1. 
The saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
The saxophone requires a double reed.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
The saxophone is considered a brass instrument.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
The range of a saxophone is Bb3 to F7.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
The sound of the sax lies between the:
  1. flute and oboe
  2. clarinet and trumpet
  3. trumpet and baritone
  4. flute and clarinet
6. 
Adolphe showed his invention to this composer, who later featured it in a concert.
  1. Gustav Holst
  2. Dmitri Shostakovich
  3. Hector Berlioz
  4. Carl Orff
7. 
The first opera in which the saxophone had a feature was:
  1. Macbeth
  2. William Tell
  3. Madame Butterfly
  4. Last King of Juda
8. 
How many saxophones were created by Adolphe Sax?
  1. 10
  2. 14
  3. 5
  4. 8
9. 
A saxophone school was created in:
  1. 1950
  2. 1847
  3. 1901
  4. 1925
10. 
The octave key, and rollers for low Eb and C were not invented until:
  1. 1888
  2. 1801
  3. 1957
  4. 1981
11. 
The saxophone is most commonly associated with:
  1. jazz music
  2. opera
  3. pop music
  4. ballet
12. 
Saxophones transposed in F and C are considered:
  1. jazz instruments
  2. blues instruments
  3. orchestral instruments
  4. marching instruments
13. 
The saxophone is plated with                   ,              , or                  .
14. 
The saxophone is a                      tube of extremely thin                 , with a flared               .
15. 
The saxophone has the body of a                  instrument, and the mouthpiece of a                        instrument.
16. 
The saxophone was invented to create balance between the                     ,                         , and                 .
17. 
List the five saxophones that are used today in bands and orchestra, include the key.





18. 
List at least 4 saxophones that are not commonly used.





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