Soul Man Saxophone Lesson

How To Play Soul Man by Sam and Dave On The Saxophone

Soul Man is a classic song from the late 1960’s.  Featuring Sam Moore and Dave Prater, this song was a huge hit all over the world.  The Blues Brothers then did another version that was also a big hit all over again.

As a saxophonist, you MUST be able to play this song.  It is one of those songs where the band says, “Hey, do you know Soul Man ?” and the expected answer from you the saxophonist has to be a big “YES”.

So, with that in mind, let’s learn how to play Soul Man on the saxophone !

There is a little key change right near the end of the song – it’s the same melody for the brass/sax riff but slightly different notes.

And remember – this song is not only great fun, but is a guaranteed dance floor filler !

Soul Man Saxophone.
Soul Man Alto Saxophone.
Soul Man Sam & Dave Alto Sax.

This video saxophone lesson for Soul Man by Sam and Dave 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 Soul Man saxophone lessons – 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 !!

Soul Man Saxophone Lessons

How To Play Soul Man by Sam and Dave 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.

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The full version of this Soul Man saxophone lesson inside the Members Area run for 21 minutes and 26 seconds.

Thank you so much for joining me here today at .

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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