• Saxophones

    There are LOTS of different types of saxophones! The four most common are Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone. When you first start playing the saxophone, you will most likely start on either the Alto or Tenor saxophones. You might move to the Baritone in middle school, and you might use the Soprano in high school. Saxophones can play MANY different types of music, like classical, jazz, funk, pop and still more!

    Like other woodwind instruments, all of the notes on the saxophones are played the same. For example, the way you push keys down to play an A flat on the Soprano sax is the same way that you push keys down to play A flat on the Baritone sax. So, once you learn how to play one type of saxophone, you can play them all!

  • Libertango (Sax quartet)

    Watch as all four saxes (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bari) play Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango."

  • "Czardas"

    Listen as Yasuto Tanaka plays a piece of music called "Czardas" on his Baritone Sax

  • Saxophone demo

    Watch as the four main saxophones are demonstrated. Then, learn about a few other EVEN BIGGER saxes that are out there!

  • "Lily Was Here"

    Watch talented 10-year old Laman Gasimova play a song called "Lily Was Here" on her Alto Sax.

  • President Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States. In 1992, when he was running for President, he stopped by Arsenio Hall's talk show to play his Tenor Sax. Check out the famous clip that people still talk about today!