Instruments such as the violin, piano and harp are suited for playing classical style music because the sound is clean, soft and refined. Guitars and basses can also be used for classical music but are more popular with rock, country and “pop” musicians because of the harder edge sounds they produce.
In truth, any instrument can be used to create a sound, however, musicians prefer certain instruments over others for creating particular sounds and styles of music because they just seem to suit the style of music being played more effectively.
The one instrument that stands out from the crowd is the saxophone because, as any “Simpsons” fan already knows, it can make a pretty loud and distinct sound. This distinct sound is the reason that Jazz, blues and other similar musicians love to play it.
The Saxophone is Ideal for Jazz Music
If you are a Jazz fan and looking to play an instrument, the saxophone is a great option. It is relatively easy to learn, is fun to experiment with and takes a lot less technical mouth movements than the trumpet or clarinet, but you will never hear a saxophone player admit that. There has been much debate as to which instrument is technically more difficult to learn. No one seems to agree on a clear winner, however the clarinet and trumpet do require much faster tongue movements to create a sound and therefore could be considered a bit more difficult.
Montreal Saxophone Lessons
Taking Montreal Saxophone lessons is the best approach to learning how to play the saxophone properly. The instructors will teach you how to form proper notes and how to use your tongue and breathing to create different sounds. You will learn how to read music and how to create music in any style you prefer.
The best thing about the saxophone is its’ Jazzy blues sound which can easily be incorporated into different genres of music. In fact, a rock ballad with a saxophone added in the middle makes for a pretty amazing collaboration. A soft classical tune will come alive with the addition of the saxophone.