How To Play Jailhouse Rock On The Saxophone

When you think of early Elvis Presley, the iconic song Jailhouse Rock instantly springs to mind.  And, as a saxophonist, Jailhouse Rock saxophone lessons also instantly spring to mind !

Who can forget the classic black, white and grainy film clip of Elvis and his fellow prisoners, dancing around on the multi-story jail set, shaking their hips and causing all kinds of social unrest.  Fantastic stuff 🙂

Which raises the question – who wants to learn how to play Jailhouse Rock on the saxophone ?  The short answer, obviously, is – everybody in the whole cell block !!!!

In this free Jailhouse Rock saxophone lesson, we learn how to play this legendary Elvis Presley song on our Alto saxophones.


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How To Play Jailhouse Rock On The Alto Saxophone

Hey, buddy, don’t you be no square – if you can’t find a partner then have some fun and learn how to play Jailhouse Rock on the saxophone !


Jailhouse Rock Saxophone Lesson

This video saxophone lesson for Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley is an edited and condensed version.

The full and complete version of this and all of our other saxophone lessons are available to our Members inside our Members Area.

In the full Jailhouse Rock saxophone lesson – as with all full saxophone lessons for all songs that we are learning inside the Members Area – we break the song components down into bite sized pieces.  We slow it down, we dissect it, we build on the individual components until we are confident and comfortable enough to give it all a red hot go.

We are all about quick wins, tips, hints and suggestions here at How To Play The Sax, as well as helping you take your saxophone playing to the next level !!  And learning how to play Jailhouse Rock on the saxophone is certainly a great way to add more awesome songs to your repertoire.

Jailhouse Rock Saxophone Lessons

How To Play Jailhouse Rock On The Saxophone

And we have some fun along the way.

Even if you have never played the saxophone before, we can get you started with learning how to play the saxophone and have you rocking and rolling in no time.

The Cheat Sheets inside the Members Area (and the Members Forums) make learning how to play the saxophone easier too 🙂

There are actually TWO Jailhouse Rock saxophone lessons inside our Members Area – one for the backing band parts and another for the main melody as sung by Elvis himself.  The full versions for learning how to play Jailhouse Rock on the saxophone inside the Members Area run for a total of 38 minutes and 44 seconds.


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I will see you in another lesson, at another time, either here at the How To Play The Sax Blog or inside the Members Area.



Matthew 🎷


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