Saxophone, one of the Western instruments to storm into the Carnatic arena in recent times, is a single-reed wind instrument. Unlike the Nagaswaram and the Clarinet, which have bodies made of wood, the Saxophone has a metal body. In fact, it is a cross between an Oboe and a Clarinet, with a complicated set of keys that help bring different shades, tones and colours to the music. However, in order to suit the requirements of Carnatic music, a few minor changes have been made. A very popular instrument today, as is evident from the increasing number of Saxophone exponents.


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