How to play the Mandalorian theme on saxophone

The music from The Mandalorian was written by Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson. Göransson came up with the main theme while experimenting with a bass recorder, which he then digitally manipulated. The first season's soundtrack featured a 70-piece… Read more

How to play the Pink Panther theme on saxophone

The Pink Panther Theme was composed by Henry Mancini, the 20-time Grammy-winning composer of timeless songs including Moon River and The Days of Wine and Roses. The theme, which makes extensive use of chromaticism, first appeared in the opening… Read more

Sweden

How to play Sweden on saxophone

One of the best-known tracks from the Minecraft soundtrack, Sweden was released on the album Minecraft – Volume Alpha in 2011. Like almost all the music from the game, it was composed by German musician Daniel Rosenfeld, better known as C418. The… Read more

Mad World

How to play Mad World on saxophone

Originally released in 1982 by British band Tears For Fears, Mad World became their first hit single and brought them international success. Songwriter Roland Orzabal had written the song at the age of just 19, inspired by new wave tracks such as… Read more

Santa Tell Me

How to play Santa Tell Me on saxophone

Co-written with her frequent collaborators Ilya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha, Santa Tell Me is a 2014 Christmas song by Ariana Grande. Grande had previously released four Christmas songs on her 2013 EP Christmas Kisses, including a cover of Wham's… Read more

Deck the Halls

How to play Deck the Halls on saxophone

The version of Deck the Halls that we sing today dates back to 1862, when Thomas Oliphant wrote English lyrics to a Welsh melody that was already hundreds of years old. The original Welsh song ("Nos Galan") was actually about New Years Eve, not… Read more

Jingle Bell Rock

How to play Jingle Bell Rock on saxophone

Jingle Bell Rock was first recorded by Bobby Helms in 1957 and has since been covered by everyone from Hall & Oates to the cast of Glee, as well as making a memorable appearance in the movie Mean Girls (2004). According to Helms, he didn't think… Read more

Baker Street

How to play Baker Street on saxophone

Written and recorded by Scottish singer Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street was released in 1978 on his album City to City. The iconic alto saxophone riff, performed by session musician Raphael Ravenscroft, was so impactful at the time that it led to a… Read more

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

How to play Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on saxophone

Before Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was a song, it was a story written by Robert May in 1939. He later suggested to his brother-in-law, songwriter Johnny Marks, that he adapt the story into a song. Since Gene Autry's hit version in 1949, Rudolph… Read more

Jingle Bells

How to play Jingle Bells on saxophone

Originally published in 1857 under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh", Jingle Bells is now more than 150 years old but remains one of the most popular songs in the English language. Its long history ranges from an 1889 wax cylinder recording (which… Read more

Let It Snow

How to play Let It Snow on saxophone

Composed by legendary songwriters Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, this wintry classic was actually written during a California heatwave in 1945. It wasn't originally intended to be a Christmas song – Christmas isn't even mentioned in the lyrics… Read more

Dreams

How to play Dreams on saxophone

Released in 1977, Dreams was one of several hits to emerge from Rumours, Fleetwood Mac's most acclaimed album. Amid the album's infamously troubled production – plagued with relationship breakdowns and drug use – vocalist Stevie Nicks wrote the song… Read more

Shape Of You

How to play Shape Of You on saxophone

Released in 2017 as one of the lead singles from Ed Sheeran's third studio album ÷ (Divide), Shape Of You became the biggest track of 2017, breaking records for most-streamed track ever on Spotify and most weeks ever in the Billboard Top 10. Sheeran… Read more

How to play the Super Mario Bros. theme on saxophone

First heard in Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. (1985) and also known as the "Ground Theme" or "Overworld Theme", this iconic melody has become one of the most recognized video game themes in history. Composer Koji Kondo originally wrote the song at a… Read more

Never Gonna Give You Up

How to play Never Gonna Give You Up on saxophone

Released in 1987, British singer Rick Astley's debut single was a worldwide hit, staying at the top of the UK charts for five weeks. In the late 2000s, it unexpectedly came back in the form of Rickrolling, resulting in over half a billion views and… Read more

Pokémon (Gotta Catch 'Em All)

How to play Pokémon (Gotta Catch 'Em All) on saxophone

The Pokémon Theme was written by John Siegler and John Loeffler and performed by American singer Jason Paige. The line "Gotta catch 'em all!" comes from the Japanese slogan ポケモンGETだぜ! ("Pokémon getto da ze!") and has since become Pokémon's official… Read more

Dynamite

How to play Dynamite on saxophone

With its disco, funk and soul influences, Dynamite is an exuberant throwback to the sounds of the 1970s. It's also the first song to be recorded fully in English by K-pop superstars BTS (방탄소년단). Dynamite became the band's first song to reach No. 1… Read more

Electric Love

How to play Electric Love on saxophone

Electric Love was the first single from American singer BØRNS. It was released in 2014 and certified Platinum in 2017, but had a resurgence of popularity in 2020 thanks to the Electric Love Challenge (aka Kissing My Best Friend Challenge) on TikTok… Read more

Careless Whisper

How to play Careless Whisper on saxophone

George Michael was in his teens when he started writing Careless Whisper, coming up with the iconic saxophone part on a bus ride. He collaborated on it with his Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley, recording a demo in Ridgeley's house before releasing… Read more

Count On Me

How to play Count On Me on saxophone

Count On Me was released on Bruno Mars's debut studio album Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010. The laid-back groove has been said to evoke Mars' background in Hawaii, where he was born and raised. It has also been compared to a famous recording by… Read more

Bad Guy

How to play Bad Guy on saxophone

Variously described as electropop, dance-pop, pop-trap, and even nu-goth pop, Bad Guy was written and produced by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas. With its minimalist instrumentation and dark lyrics, it was praised as a "low-key banger"… Read more

Chills

How to play Chills on saxophone

Zach Herron, Jack Avery, Daniel Seavey, Jonah Marais and Corbyn Besson make up the band Why Don't We, which formed in 2016 in Los Angeles. Chills was released at the end of 2019 as the last song in the band's "one song per month" project. Read more

How to play the Animal Crossing theme on saxophone

The soundtrack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was composed by Kazumi Totaka, who has composed for the game series since 2001. The game's soundtrack is peppered with different variations of this main melody, which Totaka has described as "a… Read more

Blinding Lights

How to play Blinding Lights on saxophone

Blinding Lights was released as the second single from The Weeknd's 2020 album After Hours. A number one hit in thirty-four countries, it was described as "a glorious blast of air punching Eighties synth-pop" in an Evening Standard review. On… Read more

A Whole New World

How to play A Whole New World on saxophone

A Whole New World remains one of Disney's best-known and best-loved songs. With music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice, it helped propel Aladdin (1992) to become the highest-grossing animated film at the time of its release. The original… Read more

Old Town Road

How to play Old Town Road on saxophone

Before rising to Number 1 and staying there for a record nineteen consecutive weeks, Old Town Road had a slow start. It was originally released independently in December 2018 but was re-released in March 2019. TikTok virality helped spark its… Read more

Eye of the Tiger

How to play Eye of the Tiger on saxophone

Eye of the Tiger was born when the band Queen turned down a request to use their song "Another One Bites the Dust" as the theme song for Rocky III. Sylvester Stallone instead approached rock band Survivor to write something with a similar sound. The… Read more

Megalovania

How to play Megalovania on saxophone

Megalovania is best known as an infectious tune from the video game Undertale, where it is associated with the skeleton character Sans. Composed by Toby Fox, who wrote the game's music as well as its code, the theme had made appearances in his… Read more

My Favorite Things

How to play My Favorite Things on saxophone

Written by legendary Broadway songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, this legendary song made its debut in the stage musical The Sound of Music in 1959. In the 1965 film version the song was performed by Julie Andrews; this version… Read more

Dance Monkey

How to play Dance Monkey on saxophone

Australian singer Tones And I (real name Toni Watson) wrote this song about her experiences as a busker and the pressure she felt to "always be entertaining". Originally from Victoria, she spent years busking up and down Australia's East Coast… Read more

Happy Birthday

How to play Happy Birthday on saxophone

"Happy Birthday" or "Happy Birthday To You" dates back to at least 1893, when sisters Patty and Mildred Hill set new words to an existing song, "Good Morning to All". For many years, it couldn't be sung in movies or TV shows without paying royalties… Read more

Happier

How to play Happier on saxophone

Happier is a 2018 song by American producer Marshmello and British band Bastille. The song's original writer Dan Smith had intended it to be for Justin Bieber before deciding to keep it for his own band Bastille. They sent the song to Marshmello… Read more

How to play the Star Wars theme on saxophone

Composed by John Williams, the Star Wars theme – also known as Luke's Theme and the Main Title Theme – is the main theme of the Star Wars series. This heroic fanfare plays over the opening titles of each Star Wars movie and also serves as a recuring… Read more

Savage Love

How to play Savage Love on saxophone

Released in 2020, Jason Derulo's song Savage Love came under fire for sampling Jawsh 685's "Laxed – Siren Beat" without permission or credit. After the two artists came to an agreement, "Laxed – Siren Beat" was added to the song's title and Jawsh… Read more

Giorno's Theme

How to play Giorno's Theme on saxophone

Taken from the soundtrack of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, the official name of this track is "Il vento d'oro" (Italian for "the golden wind"). Like the rest of the show's soundtrack, it was written by Japanese composer Yugo Kanno. In this… Read more

How to play the Jurassic Park theme on saxophone

Written by legendary film composer John Williams (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jaws), this theme was first heard in the original Jurassic Park movie, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993. It can also be heard in the Jurassic World… Read more

Baby Shark

How to play Baby Shark on saxophone

The origins of Baby Shark are mysterious, but it appears to have been sung as a campfire song or chant since the 1900s. Versions of the song were recorded by German singer Alexandra Müller/Alemuel (2007) and children's entertainer Johnny Only (2011)… Read more