Unique Sax Family Legacy. Crafted by Adolphe Sax, this woodwind hybrid shaped jazz with its distinct sound. From serpent to modern sax, it bridges brass and woodwind worlds.
Instruments starting with S
Discover our musical instruments glossary with our complete a to z of instruments from across the world.
Explore the brief but amusing history of the sax-a-boom, a novelty instrument rising to fame through Tenacious D’s performances and fan enthusiasm.
Explore the captivating journey of the stylophone: invented by Brian Jarvis, from toy inspiration to music icon, influencing artists like Bowie.
The suona is a double-reed woodwind, it produces a loud, harsh sound with its wooden conical bore and flared bell. It serves military, ceremonial, and traditional orchestral purposes.
The sarod, a fretless string instrument, is renowned in Indian and Hindustani music. It features melody and drone strings, played with a plectrum or fingers, creating a unique sound.
The sheng, a Chinese woodwind instrument, uses bamboo pipes to produce sound. It has variations with 17 or 36 pipes and can be constructed with metal pipes.
The soprano trombone, a small brass instrument, produces sound through a trumpet-sized bell and uses a slide to change pitch.
The soprano ukulele is the most popular member of the ukulele family, known for its bright sound and compact size, making it great for beginners.
The subcontrabass saxophone is a rare woodwind instrument and the largest aerophone in the saxophone family.