Saxophone Music

Download Saxophone Songs With Sheet Music and Play-along Backing Tracks

Your First 2 Saxophone Music Songs Are Free!

Learn Tequila and Night Train with the saxophone music and backing tracks for which ever type of sax you play.

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

All these saxophone music downloads include sheet music for both Eb and Bb saxes. Practicing and playing along with the audio MP3 backing track helps improve your musicianship and also makes learning and practicing a lot 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 music. This backing track is similar to the one recorded by King Curtis on tenor sax.

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Easy Saxophone Music For Beginners #1

Easy 4 Song Series includes:

| Greensleeves | Amazing Grace | Can’t Help Falling In Love | Over The Rainbow |

Click on any song to go to the video page where you can choose to download any one or all of the songs

Greensleeves

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

Amazing Grace

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

Can’t Help Falling in Love

Can't Help Falling In LoveBeautiful melody and as easy to play than many beginner’s exercises you may be already playing.

Over the Rainbow

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

Easy Saxophone Music For Beginners #2

Easy 6 Song Series Includes:

Click on any song to go to the video page where you can choose to download any one or all of the songs

Surfer Girl

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A Beach Boy classic to play on your saxophone.

*Tutorial video lessons now available

Moon River

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The popular Henry Mancini classic.

*Tutorial video lessons now available

The Sound Of Silence

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One of the best from Paul Simon.

*Tutorial video lessons now available

Pretty Woman

prettywoman-118One of Roy’s biggest hits now for saxophone.

Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey

ragtime-116This version is arranged together with When the Saints as a Medley

When The Saints Go Marching In

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This version comes as a medley with Bill Bailey

Rock, Pop, Blues and Rhythm Saxophone Music

Classics We All Know and love

Ain’t No Sunshine

This was a huge hit from the 70′s and is still very popular today because it’s such a great tune!

Use Me

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

Us and Them

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

Take Five

Dave_Brubeck_QuartetA unique and rare jazz hit that enjoyed mainstream radio play when it came out in 1966.

Sleepwalk

sleepwalkThe 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-softlyBeautiful, expressive and perfect for saxophone. A classics that’s popular, soulful, bluesy and very satisfying to play.

Samba Pa Ti

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

Yakety Sax

bootsOne 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.

Watermelon Man

Water Melon ManA cool version from 1962 was by King Curtis, the inspiration for this version you can download here.

Careless Whisper

careless-whisper-saxCo-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-saxGreat 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

kingcurtis-tenor1967 Motown classic originally done by Stevie Wonder. This version is like King Curtis’ saxophone instrumental.

Harlem Nocturne

johnny-black&whiteThis version is similar to the one by the 50’s instrumental group The Viscounts.

What Does It Take

JrWalkerRecorded 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-115Valli’s big hit song after breaking away from the Four Seasons. 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.

Sway

congas-115A favorite cha cha cha with the dancers and a great melody for the saxophone.

Urgent

urgent-117Foreigner plus Jr Walker saxophone equals a good recipe for rock and roll!

A Whiter Shade Of Pale

soprano-image2-115This Procol Harem song is one of the biggest pop hits of all time and sounds really nice on sax.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

mercy_mercy_mercy_115A cool, soulful instrumental that was a No.1 hit on the Billboard charts.

Soul Serenade

Curtis_King-115One of the big saxophone instrumental soul hits from King Curtis.

Ghost Riders In The Sky

ghost-riders-in-the-sky-115A country classic with a beautiful melody that’s great for the saxophone.

Hawaii Five-O

hawaii-five-o-116Just like the theme from the original tv series. Now you can play it on your saxophone.

Europa

europa-saxophone-musicSantana’s guitar melody that works great on sax too!

Pick Up The Pieces

pick-up-the-piecesGreat blend of soul funk and became one of disco’s biggest hits.

Pink Panther

pink-panther-280Learn this saxophone classic.
*Tutorial videos also available

Let’s Get It On

let's get-it-on-175Soulful groove with a beautiful melody

Green Onions

Play this hammond organ classic on sax!

The Chicken Shack

A blues band favorite classic by hammond player Jimmie Smith

The Honeydripper

A Jumpin’ blues classic

Coming Soon!

Maria Elena

Swing and Classic American Standards

All-Time Favorites – Perfect For Saxophone!

Fly Me To The Moon

fly-meThis version inspired by Sinatra’s recording which had The Count Basie Orchestra playing the Quincy Jones arrangement. 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 version and arrangement was done to sound as close as possible to Bobby Darren’s recording from the late 50′s.

In The Mood

glen-miller-105Miller’s recording made this song popular worldwide. This backing track was inspired by his recording from 1939.

Hello Dolly

dolly-115 This version is closest to the one done by the great Louis Armstrong.

Summertime

Summertime…and the livin’ is easy

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Yesterday

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

I Feel Fine

I-feel-fine-105Great pop melody with a driving guitar riff and in this version the addition of a saxophone section!

Something

beatles_something-1101First Harrison song featured as an “A” side. Came out in 1969 as part of the Abbey Road album.

A Day In The Life

Sgt-Pepper-110First released in 1967 as the last song on the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record.

Early Rock & Roll Classics

4 Song Series Includes:

Rock Around the Clock | Sea Cruise | Red River Rock | Johnny B. Goode

Rock Around The Clock

rock-aroundNot the first rock & roll song but it brought that music into mainstream radio. This version was inspired by the ’54 recording by Bill Haley.

Sea Cruise

sea-cruiseFrankie Ford recorded this in ’59. From New Orleans and his music shows it. Lots of background saxophone section parts.

Red River Rock

red_river_rockJohnny and the Hurricanes instrumental hit from the late 50′s. This version is arranged with the sax in mind.

Johnny B. Goode

Chuck-BerryBy Chuck Berry. One of the most recognizable rockers of all time. Released in ’58 it’s been done by just about everyone.

Rock & Roll Singles:

The Wanderer
dion-115Complete with one of the most recognizable saxophone solos in rock and roll and now you can learn it to!

*Tutorial lesson video available

Wild Weekend

wildweekend-115Early 60’s surf rock and roll hit featuring the saxophone

Runaway

runaway-120Learn one of the biggest hits of the early rock and roll era

Hot Rod Special

lee-allenA rockin’ instrumental recorded by Lee Allen. Classic melody that jumps with a big swingin’ rock & roll beat!

Peter Gunn

duaneeddy-stevedouglasCoolest 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…

Honky Tonk

honky-tonkFirst heard in 1956. Classic blues sax tune made famous by Bill Doggett. Learn some classic blues and rock sax licks with this one!

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.

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Christmas Saxophone Music

Download This 3 Song Series:

Jingle Bell Rock | Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree | White Christmas

Jingle Bell Rock

sax-santa-105Recorded by Bobby Helms in ’57. 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 sax solo really stands out because it was played by the awesome Boots Randolph which you can learn note-for-note here.

White Christmas

White-Christmas-105Largest selling single of all time. Most popular version was Bing Crosby’s from ’59 and was the inspiration for this arrangement

Download These 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!

Silent Night

silent-night-117A true holiday and Christmas classic

Feliz Navidad

feliz-navidad-117Feliz navidad, prospero año y felicidad

Winter Wonderland
winter-wonderland-117A swingin’ version of this winter holiday favorite!

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

home-for-christmas-123Download our latest holiday/Christmas song now…
It’s a blues shuffle.

Blue Christmas

blue-christmas-122I’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without You…