How to play Shape Of You on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano 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 and his co-writers originally intended the song to be performed by someone else, but when he played the demo for his record label they convinced him to keep it for himself.

The beat, described as "dancehall-infused pop", incorporates instruments like log drum, mellotron, and acoustic guitar percussion. The melody for the prechorus section ("girl you know I want your love") references the song No Scrubs by TLC, and as a result the writers of that song share songwriting credit on Shape Of You.

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 Shape Of You below!

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