How To Play The Letter On The Saxophone

Joe Cocker did a HUMUNGEOUS cover version of a song called The Letter that featured some AMAZING saxophone parts. If you fancy yourself as a rock saxophonist, then you MUST learn how to play The Letter on the saxophone.

Originally by The Box Tops, Joe Cocker came along and made The Letter his own.

It has some incredible brass lines that just explode onto your eardrums.  It also has a great tenor sax solo too.

In this free saxophone lesson, we take a quick look at the brass parts for The Letter by Joe Cocker on our Alto saxophones.

So, let’s get into learning how to play The Letter on the saxophone – grab your sax, click the play button and let’s go !

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My baby, she wrote me a letter !!

The Letter Saxophone Lesson

This video saxophone lesson for The Letter by Joe Cocker 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 The Letter 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 The Letter on the saxophone is certainly a great way to add more awesome songs to your repertoire.

And we have some fun along the way.

How To Play The Letter On The Saxophone

How To Play The Letter On The Saxophone

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 🙂

The full version for this The Letter saxophone lesson inside the Members Area runs for 17 minutes and 23 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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