Saxophone Fingering Chart: The Complete Guide

This saxophone fingering chart will help you learn how to finger all the notes within the normal range of the saxophone. (there's also what's called the altissimo register, but that's way beyond what a beginner or intermediate player needs to get started and progress on the sax.)

The sax fingerings applies to all saxophone models. So, it doesn't matter if you play the soprano, alto, tenor or bari saxophone. Each fingering is illustrated along with a brief description in text. The biggest benefits with this saxophone fingering chart are the instructional videos that go along with each fingering.

I show you exactly how to finger and play the note, so that you can reference both the fingering and sound.

Saxophone key chart and fingering diagram for beginners

This chart covers all the basic and alternate key fingerings on the saxophone that you need to know on the saxophone.

All fingerings from low B-flat to high F-sharp

  • Fingering And Notation
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Low B-flat

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Low B

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C1

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C-sharp1 & D-flat 1

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D1

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D-sharp1 & E-flat 1

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E1

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F1

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F-sharp1 & G-flat 1

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G1

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G-sharp1 & A-flat 1

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A1

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A-sharp1 & B-flat 1

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B1

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C2

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C-sharp2 & D-flat 2

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D2

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D-sharp2 & E-flat 2

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E2

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F2

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F-sharp2 & G-flat 2

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G2

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G-sharp2 & A-flat 2 

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A2

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A-sharp2 & B-flat 2

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B2

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C3

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C-sharp3 & D-flat 3

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D3

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D-sharp3 & E-flat 3

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E3

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F3 can be played in two ways on saxophone. the first and most common way would be using all three palm keys along with the octave key in your left hand + the top side key in your right hand.

Can be a bit tricky in the beginning but it’s worth working on for future songs.

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F-sharp3 & G-flat 3

Thank you Bret!

Special thanks to Bret Pimentel for letting me use his awesome Fingering Diagram Builder at BretPimentel.com to make the graphics with the fingerings for saxophone that you see here on the page, in the videos and in the PDF.