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Saxophone Fingering Chart – Beginning Saxophone

by Neal

Sax finger chart from Randy Hunter – beginningsax.com.

It includes two fingerings for Bb on the staff.  There are a few more- one main one where you use the B fingering with the first fingering of your right hand (the one that is pressed for the note F).

At the top, it goes to F.  Some saxophones have F# keys and there is an alternate fingering for F# that helps when you don’t have the key and is actually easier to use in some situations.

This chart works for all saxophones -alto, tenor, soprano, bari, etc.

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lynbot August 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

this is really helpful!! thanks for putting it up!!! :D

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Julia November 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Thanks for sharing.. I haven’t played my sax in over 10 years…. I’m just starting again but your website is really helping me remember how to play.

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Neal November 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Hey Julia,
You’re welcome, it was cool for Randy to let me put it on here. Glad you’re playing sax again!
-Neal

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j.jayaprasadh January 21, 2011 at 4:00 am

Hai,
I’m JP, I saw your website it’s realy very useful and now I go through your lesson to practise my SAXOPHONE to improve my knowledge of sax
Thank GOD for you

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Neal January 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Hey JP, thanks, glad it’s helping you.
-Neal

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Adeosi opeyemi August 26, 2011 at 5:38 am

How can i play on key d?

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Neal August 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

The note D or in the key of D? Not quite sure what you mean by that.

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Hamza September 28, 2011 at 7:03 am

Thanks a lot Neal ,you cant imagine how this helpingme.
Im writing you from Morocco . i just got my sax ,i never learn solfege but im a very good listener even here in morocco its very hard to find someone who can teache you Sax …about 4 teachers and its expensive , your courses are helping me thanks a lot

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Franimal June 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Oooooo, boy, this is great! I just dragged my alto out of hiding, after nearly 18 years of not playing it, and I’m grateful to have found this website and all of the hints it contains!!

Thanks so much for building this site, Neal! I know I’ll be referencing it a lot while I honk my way to happy! :D

Franimal, the rusty old jazzy band geek.

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Neal June 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Thanks Franimal, let me know if I can help you with anything in particular.

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Marcus Govender July 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Thank you kindly, your site is very informative. really learning a great deal. keep it up.

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Isaac July 16, 2013 at 3:42 am

Hey guys I just got the alto sax and am going to my first lesson tomorrow. If you need another instrument that is fun, hard and good from the start I suggest classical guitar. Sax is my 2nd favourite instrument guitar is my first.

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