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Level 1

Complete Beginner

This is you if you’re just starting to play.

Your free lessons will start from the very beginning:

  • How to put your saxophone together, proper handling etc.
  • How to make your first sounds
  • Learn notes and finger positions

Includes your most important first 8 lessons.

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Level 2

Advanced Beginner

This is you if you’ve been playing a little while and are already playing music.

Your free lessons will focus on developing your performances and your musicianship:

  • Improve your performances
  • Embellishments Mini-Course

Includes sheet music and backing track for the holiday classic “White Christmas”

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Level 3

Intermediate

This is you if you can play fairly well but want to learn how to improvise.

Your free lessons will focus on learning how to improvise your own solos:

  • Learn the “Tequila” solo
  • Beginning Improvisation Mini-Course

Includes sheet music and backing track for the rock & roll classic “Tequila”

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Frequently Asked Questions About Learning How to Play the Saxophone

Is it Hard to Learn to Play the Saxophone?
No. The saxophone fingering system is among the easiest of all instruments to learn. It is very similar to the flute’s fingering and can be learned in a day or two.

How Long Does it Take to Learn the Saxophone?

It’s entirely possible for a beginner to learn the entire fingering system in a day or two. Developing your tone will take some time as this is done with a well-developed embouchure along with proper breath control. These techniques can take many months if not years to develop.

Which Saxophone is Easiest to Learn?

The alto sax is arguably the easiest to start with. Since it is smaller than the tenor it requires less air, making it easier for the beginner. Because of it’s smaller size compared to the tenor and baritone, it is physically easier to handle especially for a smaller child.