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Melodic Etudes - Essential Jazz Repertoire Vol 2

This collection of written solos based on beloved jazz standards is an improved BetterSax version of the classic etude book. Intermediate players will find these to be fun to play, accessible and just the right level of challenge. In the accompanying video lessons I explain exactly what I’m thinking in every measure. Students will come away with a much better understanding of how effective jazz solos are crafted enabling them to level up their own playing.

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The Better Sax Mastery Bundle contains all 6 courses below. Pentatonic Foundation, Blues Foundation, Harmonic Foundation, Core Essentials and Pentatonic Patterns for Improvisation. This is a one time purchase for lifetime access in the Better Sax Members Area.

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Play Sax By Ear Crash Course

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Double Diminished Dominance

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Two, Five, Win!

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Little Leaps and Sounds Christmas Etudes

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Rhythmic Pyramid

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Groove and Soul Standadards vol 1 Pentatonic Studies
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Groove & Soul Standards

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Intermediate Etudes

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22 Minor Key Explorations

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21 Major Key Explorations

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Beginner/Refresher Course

Nowadays, you can get information about almost anything for free on the internet, but it is often jumbled up and scattered around. I created this beginner course to help anyone starting out on the saxophone to get going on the right foot establishing good habits from day one.

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PSBE Crash Course

Enroll in this FREE 6-part video lesson course about how to start playing the saxophone by ear using just 5 notes!

Next Level: Learn Melodies by Ear and Start Improvising Solos

Pentatonic Foundation

beginner-intermediate

Best full course to start with. Learn to play melodies by ear and improvise solos using the 5 notes of the pentatonic scale.

Getting Serious: Core Essentials

Core Essentials

beginner-advanced

Develop essential fundamental skills on saxophone. Improve your sound and technique. A daily practicing guide for getting measurable results.

Ammunition for Soloing

Pentatonic Patterns for Improvisation

intermediate-advanced

PDF book with 60+ pentatonic patterns and 12 backing tracks in all keys. Develop technique for better improvised solos.

The Blues is Everywhere

Blues Foundation

intermediate-advanced

Every genre of popular music is influenced by the blues. Develop your ability to play improvised solos using the Blues style and language.

Learn the Language

Blues Language

intermediate-advanced

The musical language of the Blues is present in all styles of popular music. Learn essential improvisation vocabulary for any solo.

Increase your harmonic knowledge

Harmonic Foundation

intermediate-advanced

All the scales, chords and music theory you need to improvise with confidence in all styles.

Jazz Improvisation Learning Community

BetterSax Studio

intermediate-advanced

Learn jazz improvisation in our interactive studio where students get direct feedback on their playing. New lessons and livestreams every month!

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