How to play the Pink Panther theme on Saxophone

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

The Pink Panther Theme was composed by Henry Mancini, the 20-time Grammy-winning composer of timeless songs including Moon River and The Days of Wine and Roses. The theme, which makes extensive use of chromaticism, first appeared in the opening credits of The Pink Panther (1963), accompanied by an animated sequence featuring the eponymous cartoon character created by David DePatie and Friz Freleng. It was performed by tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson.

The film became the first in a long-running franchise, mostly following inept police detective Inspector Clouseau, and almost all featuring Mancini's iconic theme.


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

Saxophone fingering diagram

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