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A Sextet is a formation containing exactly six members. It is commonly associated with musical groups, but can be applied to any situation where six similar or related objects are considered a single unit.


In jazz music a sextet is any group of six players, usually containing a drum set (pedal bass, snaredrum sometimes brushed, top hat cymbal, brushed cymbal), string bass or electric bass, and groups of one or two of the following instruments, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, or trombone. For other article subjects named Jazz see jazz (disambiguation). ... An extended 4-piece drum kit A drum kit (or drum set or trap set - the latter an old-fashioned term) is a collection of drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a sole percussionist (drummer), usually for jazz, rock, or other types of contemporary music. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... Fender Precision Bass Bass Guitar is a commonly spoken phrase used to refer to the electric bass and horizontal acoustic basses, a stringed instrument similar in design to the electric guitar, but larger in size, commonly fretted and sometimes fretless and with a lower range. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the tuba, euphonium, trombone, sousaphone, and french horn. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... A bass clarinet, which sounds an octave lower than the more common Bâ™­ soprano clarinet. ... A lip-reed aerophone with a predominantly cylindrical bore, the trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family. ...


Six humans sharing the same gestational period are called sextuplets and are usually all born within a short period of time. Identical Triplet Sisters A multiple birth results when more than one human baby is born from a single pregnancy. ...


Sextet is also the name of a free improvisation quartet from Northern California. The group is comprised of Robert Schaulis (Clarinet), Austin Moore (Trumpet), Courtland Miles (Trumpet), and Nick Spangler (drums). Sextet is known for their percusive form of free jazz. Improvisation is the act of making something up as it is performed. ... A quartet is a group of four identical or similar objects, or or a grouping of four persons for a common purpose. ... Northern California (sometimes NorCal) refers to the northern portion of the U.S. state of California, roughly covering all of those counties except for the ten counties which make up Southern California. ...


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Sextet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (175 words)
In jazz music a sextet is any group of six players, usually containing a drum set (pedal bass, snaredrum sometimes brushed, top hat cymbal, brushed cymbal), string bass or electric bass, and groups of one or two of the following instruments, guitar, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, or trombone.
Sextet is also the name of a free improvisation quartet from Northern California.
Sextet is known for their percusive form of free jazz.
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