Different styles of music call for different types of musical instruments. Please find below a list of commonly used instruments in jazz music and join us on Friday, 12th June UK time 19:30 for an online jazz concert.
Music is good for your soul BUT listening to jazz is an unique experience.
Join us and listen to a marvellous Turkish JAZZ TRIO.
Hülya Sezgün (solist)
Tuğrul Aray (saxophone)
Semih Gurur Özçelik (piano)
Although the trumpet underwent changes during the Renaissance, it has been in existence far longer than that. Used at first for military purposes, studies show that ancient people used materials such as animal horns for similar purposes (i.e. to announce danger). Trumpets and cornets are used interchangeably in jazz music.
Saxophones come in a variety of sizes and types: like the soprano saxophone, the alto sax, tenor sax and the baritone sax. Considered to be newer than other musical instruments in terms of its music history, the saxophone was invented by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax.
The piano is one of the most popular keyboard instruments for both children and adults. Most of the famous classical composers were piano virtuosos such as Mozart and Beethoven. Aside from classical music, the piano is used in other music genres including jazz.
The trombone descended from the trumpet but it is shaped and sized quite differently. One interesting fact about learning to play the trombone is that it is either played in the bass or treble clef. When playing in a wind band or orchestra, music is written in the bass clef. When playing in a brass band, the music is written in the treble clef.
It was during the Romantic Period when the clarinet underwent great technical development and gained prominence. Composers such as Brahms and Berlioz composed music for the clarinet but this instrument is also used in jazz music.
The double bass is another member of the string family of musical instruments. It is larger than the cello and because of its size, the player needs to be standing while playing it. The double bass is a mainstay in jazz ensembles.
The drum set is an essential part of any jazz rhythm section; it includes the bass drum, snare drum and cymbals, among others.