is committed to its mission of compiling and making freely available content that has relevence to the history of the saxophone, its use and its development. Our vast collection of digital content is intended for use by researchers, historians, scholars, enthusiasts and others for purposes of benefit to the public.

Classic Saxophone

....serving the worlds great saxophonists since 1996.

Sax on the Web

Sax on the Web (SOTW), founded by Harri Rautiainen, is the leading saxophone resource, featuring the world's largest, interactive Discussion Forum and marketplace, utilizing proven software and technology. Lessons, tips on technique, articles, and interviews on every aspect of playing, equipment and repair (e.g. jazz, classical, blues, rhythm and blues, sacred, and rock n' roll) are provided, free of charge, by leading professionals and technical/ trade specialists.

The Sax Shed

The Saxophone Shed was opened out of an interest in playing and teaching the sax and sharing information with all who surf on in.
sax•o•phone (sak’su-fOn’), -n.
a musical wind instrument consisting of a conical, usually brass tube with keys or valves and a mouthpiece with one reed.
shed (shed) -n.
a structure built for shelter, storage, etc.
a large, strongly built structure, often open at the sides or end.
shed (shed) -v.
to impart or release; give or send forth (light, sound, fragrance, influence, etc.).
shed (shed) -v. slang
to practice a musical instrument.
The Saxophone Shed: a cool place to check out info on the saxophone and the related woodwind doubles!

The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at]