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Fun Alto Saxophone Backing Tracks and Play-Alongs

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Tim teaches musical instruments in schools and colleges. He also plays the trumpet in several bands and arranges and publishes music.

Alto Sax Play-Alongs

Alto Sax Play-Alongs

Solo Alto Saxophone Play-Alongs

Here you will find a collection of free play-alongs and backing tracks for solo alto saxophone. Each video plays the piano backing track along with the sheet music for the sax so you can follow and play along.

Playing with a backing track cannot only make your practise more fun, but it can also help keep you play in time and develop your ensemble skills. These saxophone solos would also make excellent concert items, and the sheet music is available if you wish to perform them.

I have arranged several saxophone solos with a wide variety of styles, including Christmas, Jazz, Folk, Ragtime and more!

Alto Saxophone Backing Tracks and Play-Alongs

St James' Infirmary

Solo Alto Sax and Piano

The Entertainer

Solo Alto Sax and Piano

Danny Boy

Solo Alto Sax and Piano

O Holy Night

Solo Alto Sax and Piano

'The Entertainer'—Scott Joplin

The Entertainer is Scott Joplin's most famous piano rag and was written in 1902. This well known tune was used on the 1970's film "The Sting". This arrangement has been adapted for solo sax and piano. The alto saxophone part has been written to an intermediate standard which is about grade 3

'The Entertainer'—Alto Saxophone Solo Play-Along

'Danny Boy'—Irish Traditional

Danny Boy is a famous song written in 1910 by Fred Weatherly. It's lyrics was set to the traditional Irish tune "The Londonderry Air." It became popular during the First World War as the song depicts a soldier leaving for war. This arrangement has been written for solo alto saxophone and piano. The sax part has been written to an intermediate standard which is about grade 3.

'Danny Boy'—Alto Saxophone Solo Play-Along

'O Holy Night'—Adolphe Adams

O Holy Night is a famous christmas song written by Adolphe Adams in 1847. The song is based on a French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" which reflects on the birth of Jesus. This arrangement has been written for solo alto saxophone and piano. The Sax part has been written to an intermediate standard which is about grade 3.

'O Holy Night'—Alto Saxophone Solo Play-Along.

'St James' Infirmary'

St James' Infirmary is a traditional New Orleans Funeral March. This arrangement starts with Chopin's Funeral March which then becomes the accompanying figure. The piece becomes more jazzy and intense as it progresses. This arrangement has been written for solo alto saxophone and piano. The sax part has been written to an intermediate standard which is about grade 3.

St James Infirmary. Alto Saxophone Solo Play-Along.

More Music!

I regularly write and arrange new music for saxophone and other instruments too, so please come back to check out what is new!

I would love to hear what Sax solos you would like to play and would like me to arrange next. Please comment below and leave some great suggestions!

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