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Unlike a lot of more ancient instruments in this stamp collection, the Saxophone was invented in 1841 and patented in 1846 by a guy named Adolphe Sax. People who play Sax's invention now are called saxophonists. Mr. Sax worked at an instrument shop in Brussels and was very interested in combining a clarinet-style instrument with something that sounded like brass. There are several styles of saxophone, like the alto, bass and tenor saxes.

  1. 1. What kind of invention was the saxophone?
    1. a. Recent
    2. b. Ancient
    3. c. Brilliant
  2. 2. Who plays a saxophone?
    1. a. A guitarist
    2. b. A saxophonist
    3. c. A trumpeter
  3. 3. What kind of sound does a saxophone have?
    1. a. String
    2. b. Brass
    3. c. Percussion