On this date in history… This musical instrument was first patented on June 28, 1846. What musical instrument was it?
This musical instrument was invented by a Belgian instrument maker named Adolphe Sax in 1846. He wanted to create an something with the projection of a brass instrument and the agility of a woodwind. On June 28, 1846 he patented the instrument he called the saxophone.
The saxophone first gained popularity in the niche it was designed for: the military band. The saxophone is most commonly associated with jazz and classical music.
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