This essay is about the
instrument called The Saxabone. I decided to
call my instrument The Saxabone because it is
a combination between a saxophone and a
trombone. The Saxabone is a woodwind
instrument. It has a low pitch and it is
loud. This essay will tell you the materials
used to make and decorate The Saxabone and
the steps it took to make it. In addition,
this essay will tell you how to blow and
change the pitch and the notes on The
The materials used to make The Saxabone were
P.V.C. pipes, cork, spray paint, a tenor saxophone
reed, and a tenor saxophone mouthpiece. I got the
P.V.C. pipes from a hardware store. The tenor reed
and mouthpiece came from a music store. I had the
spray paint and the cork around my house.
The steps I did to build
The Saxabone are as follows: First, I had to
decide what instrument I was going to make.
Then I needed to get the materials to create
The Saxabone. My dad helped me build the
instrument. First we put a piece of cork in
the larger P.V.C. pipe. Next my dad and I
stuck the smaller P.V.C. pipe in the P.V.C.
pipe with the cork in it. Then we put an
angle P.V.C. pipe on each end of The
Saxabone. After that we stuck a tenor
saxophone mouthpiece with a tenor saxophone
reed attached to it on one end of The
Finally, my dad painted The
Saxabone with red and black spray
paint. My dad painted The Saxabone because
the spray paint we were using was toxic. We
had no problems making The Saxabone.
Now I will tell you how to play The Saxabone.
In order to play The Saxabone, blow on the
mouthpiece as though it was a saxophone mouthpiece.
Change the volume of The Saxabone by blowing harder
or softer. Change the pitch ofThe Saxabone by
sliding the bottom P.V.C. pipe.
I was surprised how well
The Saxabone came out. I thought The Saxabone
was going to sound a lot worse. I liked this
project because I got to work with my dad and
I could make a lot of racket without getting
in trouble. Making this instrument I learned
that playing tenor saxophone is difficult. I
learned how hard Mr. Sax (the person who
invented the saxophone) had to work to make
an instrument. Lastly, I thought that, even
though it was hard, it was fun to make The
Saxabone. The only problem was that this
essay wasn't fun.