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A family of wind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840. The saxophone has a single reed similar to a clarinet, but is made of brass; the bore is tapered; the fingering system is based on that of the oboe. The saxophone has become a popular band instrument, and occasionally is used in the orchestra. Where the saxophone has earned the most fame, however, is in jazz and rock music.

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Definition of "Saxophone" by Chat GPT: A saxophone is a musical instrument belonging to the woodwind family. It is typically made of brass and has a conical body with a single reed mouthpiece. The saxophone is played by blowing air through the mouthpiece while pressing keys to change the pitch. It was invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s and is commonly used in jazz, classical, and popular music genres.
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