Learn To Play Saxophone Beginner To Pro In Under Four Hours TUTORIAL

Learn To Play Saxophone Beginner To Pro In Under Four Hours TUTORIAL

Master the art of Saxophone! Cover a year’s worth of private lessons in just a few hours, for a fraction of the cost.

What you’ll learn:

  • Assemble and care for a saxophone
  • Form a correct, strong saxophone embouchure
  • Read and interpret music notation
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Recognize and play nearly every note on the saxophone

Working Alto-Saxophone
Saxophone Reeds
Neck Strap



Learning to play the saxophone is incredibly rewarding, but getting started is a challenge.
That’s where MusicProfessor can help you make the most of your practice. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. Master all of the techniques necessary to become a great saxophonist. On the way, you’ll also learn music theory and musicianship skills.
And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor Saxophone course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.
Join over 18,000 MusicProfessor students and begin your studies today!


75+ video lessonsDownloadable sheet musicAnimated fingering chartsSaxophone equipment recommendationsSaxophone-specific troubleshooting tips and adviceDozens of familiar melodies and songsTechnique-building exercisesMajor scales and scale exercisesMusic Theory basics
MusicProfessor’s curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor’s curriculum.
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“Good clear instruction. They way in which this course is presented is well thought out and wants to make you learn more and more. The pace is also good, gives you time to practice. Very clear instruction.”
-Enrico Marongiu
“A good start, from the very beginning. Having attended other in-person courses, I’d say this is the right way to approach the discovery and practice of Saxophone playing.”
-T. Lee


Born and raised in the Chicago area, Los Angeles-based saxophonist-composer Dave Wilson graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying under David Baker, Tom Walsh, and Pat Harbison. Following that, he lived in Macedonia for two years,working in the non-profit sector yet immersed in a world of Balkan music, performing with local folk, jazz, and rock musicians in the studio, in local clubs, and at festivals.
His collaborators have included Curt Smith (Tears for Fears), Dave Stewart (Eurhythmics), Engelbert Humperdinck, James Torm, composer Mateo Messina (Juno, Thank You for Smoking), producer Charlton Pettus, and French gypsy jazz artist Jessica Fichot.
His performance work has taken him to the stages of the Chicago World Music Festival, the Lotus Festival, the Guadalajara International Book Fair, the London Palladium, the Sydney Opera House, and the Araneta Coliseum, where Ali and Frazier met at the Thrilla in Manila. In 2010 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, he debuted Light Connected, a piece for clarinet, alto flute, cello, bass, cajon, dancer, and spoken word poet that he conceptualized and co-composed.
In addition to his work as a composer-musician, Dave just completed a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. His work there focused on the Macedonian folk tradition, and on how traditional and popular music reflect, articulate,and construct national identity, politics, class, and ethnic tensions in the context of a post-socialist capitalist society.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.


Section 1: Intro to Saxophone

  • Lecture 1 Intro
  • Lecture 2 Putting it Together
  • Lecture 3 Breathing
  • Lecture 4 Playing Position
  • Lecture 5 Taking it Apart

Section 2: Embouchure

  • Lecture 6 Intro
  • Lecture 7 Recap
  • Lecture 8 Embouchure
  • Lecture 9 Notes B+C
  • Lecture 10 Tonguing
  • Lecture 11 Tonguing and Tuning

Section 3: Reading Music

  • Lecture 12 Intro
  • Lecture 13 Recap
  • Lecture 14 Longtones
  • Lecture 15 Learning to Read Music
  • Lecture 16 Exercises 1
  • Lecture 17 Exercises 2

Section 4: Slurring and Tonguing

  • Lecture 18 Intro
  • Lecture 19 Recap
  • Lecture 20 Notes A+G
  • Lecture 21 Half Notes vs Whole Notes
  • Lecture 22 Slurring
  • Lecture 23 Slurring + Tonguing
  • Lecture 24 Articulations Combined
  • Lecture 25 Articulations Continued
  • Lecture 26 Half Rests
  • Lecture 27 Final Exercise

Section 5: Crossing the Break

  • Lecture 28 Intro
  • Lecture 29 Recap
  • Lecture 30 Notes D, E, F, F#, and G
  • Lecture 31 Quarter Notes
  • Lecture 32 Counting
  • Lecture 33 Crossing the Break
  • Lecture 34 Combined Rhythms, Notes, and Articulations
  • Lecture 35 Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Lecture 36 Lightly Row
  • Lecture 37 London Bridge

Section 6: 3/4 Time

  • Lecture 38 Intro
  • Lecture 39 Recap
  • Lecture 40 Notes – Low C, D, E, F, and F#
  • Lecture 41 G Major Scale
  • Lecture 42 3/4 Time + Dotted Half Notes
  • Lecture 43 Exercise 1
  • Lecture 44 Exercise 2
  • Lecture 45 Exercise 3
  • Lecture 46 Exercise 4
  • Lecture 47 Hat Dance
  • Lecture 48 Birthday

Section 7: The Octave Key

  • Lecture 49 Intro
  • Lecture 50 Recap
  • Lecture 51 Notes – High A, B, and C + C Major Scale
  • Lecture 52 Quarter Rests
  • Lecture 53 Exercise 1
  • Lecture 54 Exercise 2
  • Lecture 55 Exercise 3
  • Lecture 56 Exercise 4
  • Lecture 57 Theme from ‘Symphony No. 1’

Section 8: Eighth Notes

  • Lecture 58 Intro
  • Lecture 59 Recap
  • Lecture 60 Notes Bb+B
  • Lecture 61 F Major Scale
  • Lecture 62 Eighth Notes
  • Lecture 63 Eighth Notes Continued
  • Lecture 64 Yankee Doodle
  • Lecture 65 Polly Wolly Doodle

Section 9: Articulation

  • Lecture 66 Intro
  • Lecture 67 Recap
  • Lecture 68 Notes G#+C#
  • Lecture 69 A Major Scale
  • Lecture 70 Legato
  • Lecture 71 Staccato
  • Lecture 72 Articulations Combined
  • Lecture 73 Eighth Rests
  • Lecture 74 Syncopation
  • Lecture 75 This Old Man
  • Lecture 76 Lightly Row

Section 10: Conclusion

  • Lecture 77 Final Lesson

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