How to play Careless Whisper on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play Careless Whisper by George Michael on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano 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 the studio recording in 1984. It took eleven saxophone players to find one – Steve Gregory – who could play the sax part the way George Michael had envisioned.

In 2011, saxophonist Sergio Flores went viral as "Sexy Sax Man", performing the song's sax riff in public places around Los Angeles.


These are the keys on your saxophone you'll be using to play this song:

Saxophone fingering diagram

Watch the Tutorial

Ready? Watch our free saxophone tutorial for Careless Whisper below!

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