Let’s have a look at just 3 notes on the sax. The sax doesn’t have to be confusing, with all the keys, buttons and holes.
Think of it as just a complicated Recorder: There’s a place for your thumb, 3 fingers of the left hand go on the first 3 holes, 3 fingers of the right hand go on the next 3 holes.
The sax is basically the same. All the extra stuff is just so that you can get to other notes easily or play higher or lower notes than just 6 holes would allow.
With that in mind, let’s have a look at 3 different notes you can play with just 3 fingers.