Alto Saxophones

Alto Saxophones are the most common saxophone found on the market. They are most commonly used in jazz big bands, chamber music and marching bands. Pitched in Eb, it is smaller than a tenor saxophone but larger than a soprano. Alto Saxophones are light weight and easy to play, which make it a go to for beginners. However, they has also been used as a lead voice for many popular performers of many different genres. The clean articulation of Charlie Parker in the early 1900s or the funk grooves of David Sanborn spring to mind. Popular makes are  Yamaha  Yanagisawa  System 54  and  Selmer