How to play Can't Help Falling In Love on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play Can't Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano Saxophone!

Often described as Elvis Presley's greatest love song, "Can't Help Falling In Love" first appeared in the film Blue Hawaii, where his character sang it not to a love interest but to his grandmother. It featued on the movie's record-breaking soundtrack and became the go-to closing number for Elvis' live concerts.

Although it was released in 1961, "Can't Help Falling In Love" was closely based on a French love song from some 200 years prior. Composed by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini in 1784, "Plaisir d'amour" was a popular song well into the 1800s, even inspiring an orchestral arrangement by renowned composer Hector Berlioz.

"Can't Help Falling In Love" has itself inspired countless cover versions, including recordings by UB40, Bob Dylan, Haley Reinhart, and a version by Kina Grannis for the film Crazy Rich Asians (2018).


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

Saxophone fingering diagram

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