How to play He's A Pirate on Saxophone

On this page, we'll be learning how to play He's A Pirate on Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone or Soprano Saxophone!

This theme from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series is known as "He's A Pirate", and was first introduced in 2003's Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The film was originally going to be scored by Hans Zimmer, but for time reasons he instead gave the project to his colleague Klaus Badelt. He's A Pirate is attributed to both composers and has since been heard in all the Pirates sequels (Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, On Stranger Tides, and Dead Men Tell No Tales). Two remix versions in 2006 and 2014 have also had success in the European pop and dance charts.


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

Saxophone fingering diagram

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