Saxophone Music

Download Saxophone Songs With Sheet Music and Backing Tracks

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Learn Tequila and Night Train with the sheet music and backing tracks.

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Below you’ll find a growing number of more songs that are well-suited and sound great on saxophone!

All downloads include sheet music for both Eb and Bb saxes, and the audio MP3 backing track which helps improve your musicianship and also makes learning and practicing way more fun.

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Tequila

tequila backing tracks picThe original version of Tequila as recorded by The Champs featuring Chuck Rio on tenor sax. A true saxophone classic!

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Night Train

night-train-backing-trackOne of the first rock and roll classics for saxophone. This backing track is similar to the one recorded by King Curtis on tenor sax.

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Easy Saxophone Songs For Beginners

Easy 4 Song Series

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Greensleeves

An old English folk song dating back to the late 1500’s but still being performed and recorded today.

Amazing Grace

amazing-grace-120An old English hymn that is possibly one of the most recognizable melodies in the English-speaking world.

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Cant-Help-Falling-90Beautiful melody and as easy to play than many beginner’s exercises you may be already playing.

Over the Rainbow

over-the-rainbow-110A true classic and standard which should be in every saxophonist’s repertoire.

Rock, Pop, Blues and Rhythm

Classics We All Know and love

Ain’t No Sunshine

aint-no-sunshine-95This was a huge hit from the 70′s and is still very popular today because it’s such a great tune!

Use Me

use-me-100One of those few that can cross multiple musical genres like blues, soul, funk, R & B and pop.

Us and Them

pinkfloyd-100This backing track is similar to the original Pink Floyd version of the instrumental part which features the saxophone solo.

Take Five

brubeck-100A unique and rare jazz hit that enjoyed mainstream radio play when it came out in 1966.

Sleepwalk

sleepwalk-100The brothers Santo and Johnny Farina wrote this beautiful tune for Santo’s steel guitar but it’s really well suited for the saxophone as well!

Killing Me Softly

killing-me-softly-100Beautiful and expressive and perfect for saxophone. Another one of those classics that’s popular, soulful, bluesy and very satisfying to play.

Samba Pa Ti

samba-100One of Santana’s most beautiful melodies that works for both guitar and saxophone. Samba Pa Ti, meaning Samba For You.

Yakety Sax

boots-120One of the most famous sax tunes of all time! Not for the total beginner but if you have a good grasp on scales and arpeggios you can learn this tune with a little work.

Peter Gunn

duaneeddy-110Coolest TV theme of all time! Inspired by 50′s rock & roll guitarist Duane Eddy with Steve Douglas on tenor sax. This is rock & roll sax… dirty and growly.

Pick Up The Pieces

pick-up-the-pieces-110Biggest hit from the Scotland’s Average White Band’s debut album in 1974. Great blend of soul funk and became one of disco’s biggest hits.

Honky Tonk

honky-tonk-110First heard in 1956, a classic blues saxophone tune made famous by Bill Doggett. Your chance to nail some truly classic blues and rock sax licks with this one!

Hot Rod Special

lee-allen-110A rockin’ instrumental recorded by Lee Allen, one of the most popular early rock & roll sax players. Classic melody that jumps with a big swingin’ rock & roll beat!

Watermelon Man

watermelon-man-110Composed by Herbie Hancock and a rare jazz tune that was so catchy it made the pop charts. A cool version from 1962 was by King Curtis, the inspiration for this version you can download here.

Careless Whisper

careless-whisper-100Co-written by George Michael and features one of pop’s most famous alto sax lines. You can play it on any sax and it includes a solo section too.

Baker Street

Baker-Street-105Great Gerry Rafferty song but when they added the sax it went to a whole new level. This version includes the awesome guitar solo almost note-for-note on sax.

I Was Made To Love Her

I was made1051967 Motown classic originally done by Stevie Wonder. This version is like King Curtis’ saxophone instrumental.

Harlem Nocturne

johnny-harlem-nocturne-105Recorded by so many people since it was written in 1939. One of the most popular versions was by the 50’s instrumental group The Viscounts.

What Does It Take

jr-walker-105From Motown’s most famous saxophonist Jr Walker. Although recorded by many, this backing track was done to be close to Jr. Walker’s original version from the late 60′s.

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

frankie-valli-115Frankie Valli’s big solo hit song after breaking away from the Four Seasons. Great tune and another good one for the saxophone.

My Girl

temptations-115One of the biggest hits from Motown. A beautiful soul ballad that’s great for the saxophone.

House of the Rising Sun

the-animals-115An old American traditional song re-introduced during the British Invasion by The Animals in 1964.

Swing and Classic American Standards

All-Time Favorites – Perfect For Saxophone!

Fly Me To The Moon

fly-me-105This version inspired by Sinatra’s recording which had The Count Basie Orchestra playing the Quincy Jones arrangement – wow, how could he lose? A true American classic.

What a Wonderful World

What-A-Wonderful-World-105Great lyrics but the melody is so gorgeous that it makes for a great instrumental as well… especially on the saxophone!

Mack The Knife

bobby-darren-105This backing track was totally inspired by Bobby Darren’s recording and the arrangement was done to sound as close as possible to this awesome version done back in the late 50′s.

In The Mood

glen-miller-105Although Miller can’t take credit for the writing or arrangement, his version made it popular worldwide. This backing track was inspired by his recording from 1939.

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Yesterday

yesterday-105-100x100A Paul McCartney classic that has been recorded by more musicians than any other song in history. Enough said!

I Feel Fine

I-feel-fine-105By John Lennon released in 1964. Great pop melody with a driving guitar riff and in this version the addition of a saxophone section!

Something

beatles_something-1101The first Harrison song to be featured as an “A” side. Something first came out in 1969 as part of the Abbey Road album.

A Day In The Life

Sgt-Pepper-110By John Lennon with the separate bridge by Paul McCartney. First released in 1967 as the last song on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record.

Early Rock & Roll Classics

4 Song Series

Rock Around The Clock

rock-around-clock-110Not the first rock and roll song but it was the one that brought rock and roll into mainstream radio. This version was inspired by the ’54 recording by Bill Haley.

Sea Cruise

sea-cruise-110Frankie Ford recorded Sea Cruise in ’59. From New Orleans and his music really shows it. Lots of background saxophone section parts.

Red River Rock

red_river_rock-110Johnny and the Hurricanes  came out with this instrumental hit in the late 50′s. This download is arranged with the sax in mind.

Johnny B. Goode

Chuck-Berry1-110By Chuck Berry this is one of the most recognizable rockers of all time. Released in ’58 it’s been played and recorded by just about everyone.

The Wanderer
dion-115This version is complete with one of the most recognizable saxophone solos of early rock and roll and now you can learn it to!

Love Songs

4 Song Series

And I Love Her

and-I-love-her-110 From A Hard Day’s Night in the summer of ’64. Goes between a major key and it’s relative minor and then modulates up to a new key just before the solo

Crying

orbison-lang-110Co-written by Roy Orbison, Crying was a big hit in ’61. Ranked #69 on The Rolling Stones list of “The 500 Greatest Songs Of All-Time”.

Unchained Melody

righteous_brothers-110There are more than 500 recorded versions in hundreds of different languages. This version was inspired by The Righteous Brothers from ’65.

Just The Way You Are

bily-joel-110By Billy Joel from ’77. This version was inspired by Joel’s original recording which featured the great jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods.

More Songs On The Way

Christmas Music

3 Song Series

Jingle Bell Rock

sax-santa-105Recorded by Booby Helms in ’57. His is still one of the most popular along with Brenda Lee’s, who’s version was the inspiration for this arrangement

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

RockinAroundChristmasTree-105A huge hit for Brenda Lee in ’58. The tenor saxophone solo really stands out because it was played by the awesome Boots Randolph which is copied pretty much note-for-note here.

White Christmas

White-Christmas-105Largest selling single of all time, passing 50 million world wide. The most popular version was Bing Crosby’s from 1959 and was the inspiration for this arrangement

Christmas Singles

The Christmas Song

christmas-song-thumb-105Still the most performed Christmas song of all time. A beautiful feel and melody that can put anyone in the holiday spirit.

Silver Bells

silver-bells-105One of the all-time favorite classics. First recorded by Bing Crosby just before the 1950 Christmas season.

Jingle Bells

jingle-bells-105Most popular and commonly sung of all Christmas songs. Everyone knows it and everyone loves to sing a long!