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Sax Player

Next in my “Austin Live Music” series is a saxophone player that was part of a small band playing at a small venue in downtown Austin. I’m particularly impressed with Sax players because it’s an instrument that I really enjoy playing but never mastered. I like it specifically because you only play one note at a time compared to say a piano or a guitar where you can play multiple notes simultaneously, making it much more difficult to play.

The saxophone is part of the “woodwind” instruments despite the fact that they are usually made of brass. The saxophone family was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1840. He wanted to create a group of instruments that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds. He patented the sax in 1846. There were seven instruments and each was designed for a specific style of music (military, orchestral, etc.). This instrument is used in classical music, military bands, marching bands, jazz, blues and rock. I play the soprano and alto sax (not very well though). They require less wind than the tenor and bass. A LOT less wind…

Austin Live Music - Sax Player
Austin Live Music – Sax Player

This image was taken with my Sony A7R II using my Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Aperture priority mode with the aperture set at f/2.8, shutter speed at 1/40th of a second and the ISO set at 6400. I processed this image in Lightroom then used Silver Efex Pro to create the black and white image.

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