How To Play The Sax


The Saxophone Resources You Need To Succeed.

At we only recommend Saxophone Resources that we have either used or created ourselves.

Nothing unnecessary, no fluff – just the best stuff that we’ve found to be extremely helpful with achieving Saxophone Success.

Saxophone Lessons

Saxophone Lessons

Yes, we are a little biased, because we believe that the Saxophone Lessons contained within the Members Area here at will, quite simply, help you learn how to play the saxophone !  Starting at the very beginning, you will quickly learn how to play your favourite rock, soul, funk, blues and classic hits on your saxophone, without reading music.  Plus, you will have a lot of fun along the way.  Find Out More



Best Beginners Saxophone

The Yamaha YAS280 is by far the best value for money beginners saxophone.

The perfect combination of quality vs cost, this saxophone is ideal if you are brand new to the sax and just starting out on your saxophone journey.

Best Intermediate Saxophone

The Yamaha YAS480 is the best beginners/intermediate saxophone.

The quality is excellent and the playability is excellent too.  This saxophone is perfect if you have either a few years of playing under your belt, or you have a budget that allows you to start with a really top class saxophone.

Best Overall Saxophone

The Yamaha YAS62 is by far the best overall saxophone.

This is a professional level sax, suitable for beginners and professionals alike.  It will almost play itself before you even put it in your mouth….and it does come with a price tag to match.

May I suggest that if you are going to spend some fairly serious money on a YAS62 alto saxophone then you should go to or buy from a reputable music shop in your local area – and try before you buy if possible.

Saxophone Mouthpieces

Warning – saxophone mouthpieces are addictive.  Once you start buying them, it is hard to stop…..

Best Beginners Saxophone Mouthpiece

The Yamaha 4C Mouthpiece is the best value for money saxophone mouthpiece, in my opinion.  It also comes standard with a brand new Yamaha saxophone.

Suitable for Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical and pretty much all styles and genres of music you can think of, it will make your saxophone playing so much easier.

Cheaper saxophones often come with cheap and nasty mouthpieces that will make your sax harder to play – not easier.  A good mouthpiece will make a cheaper sax sound and feel so much better.

If you are more into rock and “heavier” music with a heavier saxophone sound, then perhaps a Yamaha 5C mouthpiece might be worth exploring too.  But the Yamaha 4C is the best beginners saxophone mouthpiece.

I wrote a blog post about the Yamaha 4C Saxophone Mouthpiece Review for further reading.

Saxophone Reeds

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Saxophone Accessories

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