The soprano member of the family of wind instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840. The soprano saxophone (soprano sax) is made of brass with a tapered bore. It has a single reed similar to a clarinet and a fingering system is based on that of the oboe. The soprano saxophone is a common instrument in saxophone ensembles. It is used occasionally in concert and symphonic bands, and often as the solo instrument in rock, and jazz genres.
See also soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone.