How to play the Friends theme on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play the Friends theme on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano Saxophone!

"I'll Be There For You" is the iconic theme song from one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, Friends. The song was written specifically for the show and recorded by The Rembrandts, although the network had originally hoped to use R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People". When the theme song became popular, the Rembrandts released an extended version that reached the top ten in several countries. The distinctive handclaps were a last-minute addition to the song, although the lead singer later said they were the best part of the track.


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 the Friends theme below!

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