How To Play The Sax

How To Play The Sax

Have Fun. Play Saxophone. Be Awesome. Repeat. The HowToPlayTheSax.com Website, Youtube Channel and Podcast are dedicated to helping YOU become a better saxophonist. My name is Matthew and I help beginner saxophone players of all ages learn how to play their favourite Rock, Soul, Funk and Blues songs without reading music – quickly and easily – with my online saxophone lessons via the Membership inside HowToPlayTheSax.com, via my Blog, via my Youtube Channel and via this Podcast ! Whether it’s impressing your friends, or improving your own bedroom warrior chops, getting up to speed to join a band, or simply helping you play the music that YOU want to play, I am here to help your saxophone dreams become a reality. If you are wanting to learn how to play the sax, you’ve come to the right place 🙂 I can provide you with the guidance, structure, organisation, curation and skills you need to be the saxophone player that you have always wanted to be. And we’ll have some fun along the way ! I created this Podcast (and Website and Youtube Channel) to be the resources that I wish I had when I was learning how to play the saxophone. Let's learn how to play the sax ! Thanks, Matthew from https://HowToPlayTheSax.com

Episodes

September 16, 2021 11 min

How To Play Cissy Strut By The Meters On The Saxophone

Cissy Strut by The Meters is perhaps one of the funkiest songs in the world in space…..and this makes it ideal for learning how to play the saxophone.

Learning how to play Cissy Strut on the saxophone not difficult from a note perspective, but the challenge can be keeping it in time with the band.   However, here at HowToPlayTheSax.com we break it down into smaller more manageabl...

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Bitch Rolling Stones Saxophone Lessons

Bitch, by the Rolling Stones, is a great song with some fantastic brass lines.  So, the idea of a great band with a great song, combined with some great sax parts makes for an excellent opportunity to play our saxophones !

Please accept my apologies for losing our G/PG rating for this saxophone lesson !

In this Bitch saxophone lesson podcast, we have a look at the infectious riff made famous by T...

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How To Play The Saxophone Solo From Da Doo Ron Ron

In the early 1960’s, when life was in black and white, The Crystals had a mega hit with their strangely titled song Da Doo Ron Ron.

Sometimes known as Da Do Run Ron, or Da Doo Ron Ron – or several other strange permutations and spellings of these 4 syllables, this song is classic 1960’s rock at it’s best.  It was unusual because it was NOT a 12 bar blues like many other songs were at...

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How To Play Merry Christmas Baby On The Saxophone

Merry Christmas Baby !  (Do you often get called "baby" ?)

Are you looking to learn How To Play Merry Christmas Baby On The Saxophone ? 

Bruce Springsteen had a huge hit with this song.  He also had a huge hit with his saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who played this riff on his saxophone as part of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

In this Merry Christmas Baby saxophone le...

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August 19, 2021 14 min

How To Play Power Of Love On The Saxophone

Are you looking to learn How To Play Power Of Love On The Saxophone ?  It's a great Huey Lewis And The News song with some AWESOME brass parts...just right for joining in with on your saxophone :-)

In this Power Of Love saxophone lesson podcast, we have a look at the brass parts of this legendary 1980's song and how to play them on our saxophone.

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August 12, 2021 16 min

How To Play Land Of 1000 Dances On The Saxophone

Are you looking to learn How To Play Land Of 1000 Dances On The Saxophone ?  Of course you are !!

And why wouldn’t you ?  Wilson Pickett is a Soul music legend and his extremely danceable song Land Of 1000 Dances has got some great saxophone parts in it.

In this Land Of 1000 Dances saxophone lesson podcast, we have a look at the brass parts of this legendary Soul song and how to play th...

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August 5, 2021 14 min

How To Play Disco Inferno On The Saxophone

Disco Inferno - originally by The Trammps and also a huge hit for Tina Turner - is one of THOSE disco songs from the 1970's where you just can't help but get up and dance when ever you hear it.

And it's got some great brass and saxophone parts to groove along with too.

In this Disco Inferno saxophone lesson podcast, we have a look at the brass parts and how to play them on our sax...

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July 29, 2021 11 min

How To Play I Wish by Stevie Wonder On The Saxophone

I Wish by Stevie Wonder is an AWESOME song in it’s own right.  It is even BETTER when you pay it on your saxophone !!

If you want to learn how to play I Wish on the saxophone, then you have come to the right place !

In this I Wish saxophone lesson podcast, we have a look at the brass parts and how to play them on our saxophone.

I Wish Saxophone.
I Wish Saxophone Lesson.
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How To Play Bitch by the Rolling Stones on the Saxophone

So obviously the Rolling Stones were, are and will continue to be an incredible rock band.  they have had hit after hit after hit over a period of more than fifty years.

Some of their songs have featured what are now iconic saxophone parts and saxophone solos.

Bitch is one such song.  The repetitive riff as played by the saxophone (and trumpet) is something that all Rolling Ston...

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How to Play Shake Shake Shake by KC and the Sunshine Band on the Saxophone.

Shake, Shake, Shake by KC and the Sunshine Band is a REALLY fun song.  Sometimes known as Shake Your Booty, it is just impossible to NOT to smile and dance along with this song.  And play your saxophone !

In this free saxophone lesson podcast, I get a little bit carried away…..but hey, I am merely living my motto of “Have Fun.  Play Saxophone.  Be Awesome.  R...

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How To Play The Saxophone Solo From Da Doo Ron Ron By The Crystals On The Alto Saxophone

In the early 1960’s, when life was in black and white, The Crystals had a mega hit with their strangely titled song Da Doo Ron Ron: and it featured a Baritone saxophone solo.

The good thing about Bari saxophones is that they are in the same key as Alto saxophones, so they translate nicely together.

In this free saxophone lesson podcast, we will le...

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How To Play Hold On I'm Coming On The Saxophone

Hold On I'm Coming by Sam and Dave is perhaps one of THE best Soul Songs ever.

As far as Soul classics are concerned, Hold On I’m Coming is about as classically Soul as you can get.

In this saxophone lessons podcast we learn How To Play Hold On I'm Coming on the saxophone, and play along with the iconic brass lines for this great song that has stood the test of time.

Don’t you...

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How To Play Cissy Strut By The Meters On The Saxophone

The Meters were a VERY funky band in the 1960's, 70's, 80's and beyond.  They had several albums of extremely funky songs - among their most well known songs is Cissy Strut.

So, in this saxophone lessons podcast, let's get down, get funky and learn how to play Cissy Strut by The Meters on the Saxophone !

How To Play Cissy Strut On The Saxophone.
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How To Play Twist And Shout by The Beatles On The Saxophone

Twist and Shout by The Beatles – what a great song to play on our saxophone !

It’s got some great “call and response” opportunities.  The lead vocals and the backing vocals bounce off each other, which gives us saxophonists the chance to play one, or the other, or both.

In this saxophone lessons podcast episode we join John, Paul, George and Ringo on our saxophones and play a...

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June 10, 2021 12 min

How To Play The Letter by Joe Cocker On The Saxophone

Joe Cocker did a HUMUNGEOUS cover version of a song called The Letter that featured some AMAZING saxophone parts. 

If you fancy yourself as a rock saxophonist, then you MUST learn how to play The Letter on the saxophone.

In this saxophone lesson podcast episode we rock out on our saxophones and play along with the brass parts of this fantastic Joe Cocker song.

How To Play The Lette...

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How To Play Celebration On The Saxophone

Celebration is an iconic and great fun funk/disco song by Kool and the Gang from 1980.
You can’t help but dance and groove and have fun with this song.  Which very quickly leads to playing your saxophone, being awesome and repeating !

In this Celebration saxophone lesson podcast episode we celebrate good times, come on !

How To Play Celebration The Saxophone.
Celebration Saxophone Lesson.
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How To Play Sunshine Of Your Love On The Saxophone

Sunshine Of Your Love is a Cream classic rock song.

It is unknown whether or not Eric Clapton plays the saxophone or not (...he probably doesn't...!) but that does not mean that we as saxophonists cannot join in with the guitar riffs !

In this saxophone lesson podcast episode we rock out on our saxophones and play along with this great Cream hit.

How To Play Sunshine Of Your Love O...

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How To Play Sledgehammer On The Saxophone

Peter Gabriel had a great song in the mid 1980's called Sledgehammer.  It featured some exceptionally impressive bass guitar and some incredible brass lines.

In this saxophone lessons podcast episode we get stuck into the brass parts for Sledgehammer and learn how to play them on our alto saxophone.

How To Play Sledgehammer On The Saxophone.
Sledgehammer Saxophone Lesson.
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It's A Long Way To The Top Saxophone Lessons

How To Play It's A Long Way To The Top By ACDC On The Saxophone.

ACDC are a great hard rock band from Australia and have sold millions and millions of albums all over the world..

They are not known for their saxophone instrumentation....but that shouldn't stop us from playing along with them !

In this saxophone lesson podcast episode we bang our heads and play our saxophones alon...

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Jailhouse Rock Saxophone Lessons

How To Play Jailhouse Rock By Elvis Presley On The Saxophone.

Elvis is arguably one of the most famous people in the world of all time.

And one of his early hits was Jailhouse Rock from a movie of the same name.

In this saxophone lesson podcast episode we shake our hips, curl our lips and play our saxophones along with this great Elvis hit.

How To Play Jailhouse Rock On The Saxophone.
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