How to play The Blue Danube on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play The Blue Danube on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano Saxophone!

Composed in 1866, The Blue Danube (fully titled "An der schönen, blauen Donau" or "On the Beautiful Blue Danube") is perhaps the best known waltz of all time. It was written by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, who was known as "The Waltz King". Strauss's father and brothers were also well known for their waltzes. "The Blue Danube" has remained one of the most popular songs in the classical repertoire and has been featured in countless movies and TV series, most notably Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.


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

Saxophone fingering diagram

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