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Want to play Careless Whisper on Alto Sax? Inspired by the Sexy Sax Man Sergio Flores

by Neal

Careless Whisper line on alto sax. So if you’re looking for the ‘sexy sax man sheet music’ this is basically it plus you can hear it and play along in pieces.  (It’s also in this book)

Don’t terrorize too many people with this!

First note is C# with the octave key on alto sax. If you want to play it on tenor, that note is an F# at the top of the horn.

Playing it here in a similar way to how Sergio played. In the original version there’s a sixteenth run going into it and the last part in this lesson starts on the low F# instead of leading in with the G.

Have fun! And don’t get arrested!

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J C March 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm

and yes, i do realize this is a saxaphone website.


Rylee April 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

my friend and i are going to play careless whisper and I was wondering if you have the music notes for careless whisper on the alto saxophone for kenny g


Neal April 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

The notes for Careless Whisper are in the video on this page, I don’t understand your question. And what does it have to do with Kenny G?


Katelyn May 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Um hi I was just wondering how to play that thing at the end of the video because it sounded really cool, and I’d love to know how to play it. If you can tell me that’d be great thanks. :)


Neal May 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

It’s improvisation on top of something like a bass line played on saxophone over the changes for work song. I teach how to play that in a class that you can purchase,


Anon May 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Hey, I was just wondering, but what size is your saxophone reed?


Neal May 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

I recorded this video a few years back, probably a 2.5 with an 8 tip opening on the mouthpiece.

Why did you want to know?


Augusto August 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Thank you. I live in Brazil and I tried to play this song several times now got thanks to you. I’ll do the other lessons you placed. Congratulations.
Ps. sorry for the bad english, is the google translation.


Neal August 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm



David October 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

I understand what you mean by a 2.5 reed, but whats an 8 tip opening. Also, I got a new gold jazz mouthpiece but to make it work I have to almost swallow the whole thing, is there a better way? David


carson February 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

do you have sheet music
to print out


Neal February 23, 2014 at 8:58 pm

No, sorry. Link to buy it above.


Ethan March 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

How do you do the rest of the song? I have a big show tomorrow and I want to learn the whole thing! Also I love your website and it is so helpful and is the only one that actually teaches me! Thanks!


Neal March 3, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I just learned the sax line. Try learning it by ear, good luck.


Michael May 18, 2014 at 7:34 am

I like your tutorial so much, very helpful for newbie like me. What’s the rest of this song? I’m practising like what you’ve guided, but it’s just the begining


Neal May 18, 2014 at 11:50 am

This is all of the saxophone line. You can try learning the rest (vocals) by ear, check out my paid classes if you want my help with that. Or you could try buying the sheet music.


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