How to play Fur Elise on Saxophone

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

Für Elise is one of the world's most beloved pieces of classical music. Originally titled Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, it was written in 1810 by Ludwig van Beethoven but not published until 1867, forty years after his death. "Für Elise" means "For Elise" but it is not certain who Elise was – theories have included Therese Malfatti, a student of Beethoven's; the young soprano singer Elisabeth Röckel; and a child prodigy named Elise Barensfeld.


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 Fur Elise below!

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