The saxophone belongs to which family of musical instruments?
- A. brass
- B. percussion
- C. metal
- D. woodwinds
44% of players knew the correct answer: D., woodwinds
While many saxophones are made of brass, the instrument is actually part of the woodwind family. Brass instruments use valves or a slide to change pitch, and the sound comes out at the end of the instrument. In comparison, woodwind instruments change pitch by pressing a different combination of keys, and the sound comes through the holes in the instrument.
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