How to play Swan Lake on Saxophone

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

Sometimes referred to as the Main Theme from Swan Lake, this melody is also called the "Swan Theme" or "Song of the Swans". It was composed by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875-76 for his ballet Swan Lake, where it appeared at the start of Act II. While originally a failure, Swan Lake later became one of the world's most popular ballets. The Swan Theme also played a large part in the 2010 film Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis.


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

Saxophone fingering diagram

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Ready? Watch our free saxophone tutorial for Swan Lake below!

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