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Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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.

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Sax-a-boom (Tenacious D)

Sax-a-boom (Tenacious D)

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.

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Stylophone

Stylophone

Explore the captivating journey of the stylophone: invented by Brian Jarvis, from toy inspiration to music icon, influencing artists like Bowie.

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Suona

Suona

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.

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Sarod

Sarod

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.

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Sheng

Sheng

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.

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Soprano Trombone

Soprano Trombone

The soprano trombone, a small brass instrument, produces sound through a trumpet-sized bell and uses a slide to change pitch.

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Soprano Ukulele

Soprano Ukulele

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.

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