Trivia Question 6/28/12 – Musical Instruments

Musical InstrumentsQUESTION:

On this date in history… This musical instrument was first patented on June 28, 1846. What musical instrument was it?

ANSWER:

The Saxophone

EXPLANATION:

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.

Adolphe Sax

Adolphe Sax the inventor of the saxophone

NET CHECK-IN’s:

A total of 30 people checked into tonight’s Net and 10 of them had the correct answer to tonight’s question.  Congratulations go out to:

  • Sam – KI6DAA
  • Dennis – K6DJI
  • John – KD6JEV
  • Jerry – KD6JPD
  • Roger – K6LMN
  • Al – KJ6LPE
  • Thomas – KE6MSS
  • Timothy – KJ6TIG
  • Leon – AF6TT
  • Murray – WA6USL

Thanks to all for participating in the Net.

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