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How to Play Thrift Shop on Saxophone (Alto Sax) + Notes for Tenor below video

How to play Thrift Shop, the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song on sax. The sax line in this tune isn’t too hard to play.

The diagrams in the video are correct, but when I played it in the intro, I accidentally played a C instead of an F at one point. Again, the diagrams are correct.

Let me know if you have any questions.

On tenor:

Bb (then up an octave) Bb Bb
F Eb
(higher) F C# Bb

If on Bb in the middle of the staff, you will end up at high F, that will make it in the same octave as the alto sax.

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  1. Jimmy king says:

    Hi Neal I was wondering how to play a low c# and a low B and Bb thanks talk to you later

    • Check out the fingering chart, enter your name and email address in the yellow box if you haven’t already to get the password for it.

  2. Hey Neal, that line is cool, thanks for the lesson, lately I’ve been trying to play ” If only for one night by Luther Vandross but I have not nail it down as yet, got any tips?

  3. Luved it helped me a lot

  4. Quantae says:

    Cant wait to learn more

  5. Quantae says:

    When is there going to be another part for thrift shop?

    • I taught the saxophone part, that was probably going to be all I teach for this one, what are you trying to play?

  6. isabella says:

    Hi I was wondering how do you see the whole music sheet?

  7. Can you make a video for thrift shop on tenor sax. That would be so cool

    • Stop leaving duplicate comments on different pages please. I wrote out the notes for tenor on the page, did you see that?

  8. Bowen Liu says:

    After learning the main tune, I figured out the whole song! Also, I found some simpler, alternate notes: low E high E high E B A high E high B high G high E

  9. Hey neal
    I’m listening to the how to play the thrift shop song, but I have no video. Is that intentional until I sign up, or do I need to troubleshoot my computer.
    I’m new to yiur site and bf signing up and subscribing, I was trying to determine if or how helpful it would be.


  10. I Am an 11 year old and now I am playing thrift shop because of this website

  11. Amanda Henderson says:

    I’m having troubles with the a flat is there a way I can fix that

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