Baritone saxophone

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The baritone saxophone[edit | edit source]

The baritone saxophone, more commonly known as the bari sax, produces a sound about one octave lower than the alto sax. The bari Sax, with its bigger mouthpiece and overall size, produces a steady tone easier, but requires a lot more air to create a tone. It was created in 1840 by Adolphe Sax. Adolphe Sax also invented the tenor sax and the alto sax, among many others.

Styles[edit | edit source]

The baritone saxophone, much like the rest of the saxophone family, is used in a variety of musical styles. The baritone saxophone part often doubles parts with bass clarinet, tuba, trombone, and bassoon.