How to play the Monsters, Inc. theme on Saxophone

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

The music for Pixar's 2001 film Monsters, Inc. was composed by Randy Newman, who also wrote the music for A Bug's Life and the Toy Story series. (His cousin, Thomas Newman, scored Finding Nemo and WALL-E.) The Monsters, Inc. theme is reprised at the end of the movie as "If I Didn't Have You", performed by John Goodman and Billy Crystal. This recording won Newman his first Academy Award. Randy Newman is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has been recognised as a Disney Legend.


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

Saxophone fingering diagram

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