Notes On An Alto Sax – F.

How To Play F on the Alto Saxophone.


Hello and welcome to this Notes On Alto Saxophone series.

In this lesson for Beginner Saxophone Notes, we are going to learn how to play the note F on our alto saxophone.

There are actually THREE F notes on alto saxophone. 


1   To play a low F, add all three main fingers on your left hand, plus the first finger on your right hand.

2   To play a middle F, keep all main fingers on their main keys just like a Low F, but add the Register key with your LEFT thumb.

3   To play a high F, keep the Register key (sometimes known as the Octave key) using your LEFT thumb at the back of your saxophone, but remove all 6 main fingers.  Using the lower outside of your LEFT index (pointer) finger, add in the first two upper side keys.  Using the lower inside middle finger of your LEFT hand, add the third upper side key.  Using the lower outside of your RIGHT index (pointer) finger, add in the top upper side key.

Notes On Alto Saxophone – F

So, I told you that you are an awesome saxophonist  – and now you know how to play F on the Alto saxophone.  Keep being awesome !

This is just one of the series of Notes On Alto Saxophone lessons here at How To Play The Sax.

Please have a look around our blog to find out how to play more notes on an alto sax 🙂




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