How to play Deck the Halls on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play Deck the Halls on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano 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 Christmas, but it still featured the "fa la la" sections that we know and love. OIiphant titled his new carol "Deck the Hall", but an S was being added as early as 1892 and has stuck around since.

Fingering

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 Deck the Halls below!

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