Which Course is Right for You?

Watch the video to find out. Get started with the BetterSax method of learning to play saxophone by ear in popular music styles. Choose from the available courses below.

Main Courses

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Play Sax By Ear Crash Course

An ear opening introduction to the BetterSax learning method.

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Pentatonic Foundation

Learn to play melodies by ear and improvise solos using the 5 notes of the pentatonic scale.

Blues Foundation Course for Saxophone by Better Sax

Blues Foundation

Develop your ability to play improvised solos using the Blues style and language.


Blues Language Saxophone Improvisation Course

Blues Language

The musical language of the Blues is present in all styles of popular music. It is essential vocabulary for all improvising musicians.

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Core Essentials

Develop essential fundamental skills on saxophone. A daily practicing guide for getting results.

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Pentatonic Patterns for Improvisation

eBook with 60+ pentatonic patterns and 12 backing tracks in all keys to practice with.

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Private Skype Lesson

Send an email to request a private lesson. Students are strongly encouraged to go through my online courses first.

BetterSax Mastery Bundle

4 Courses

  • Pentatonic Foundation
  • Blues Foundation
  • Pentatonic Patterns for Improvisation
  • Core Essentials

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Jay Metcalf Saxophone Player

Your Instructor

Jay Metcalf is a saxophonist who has performed and recorded with some world renowned musicians including Booker T, Graham Nash, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Klein, Ashford & Simpson, Huey Lewis, Ben Taylor, Chuck D and others. As the founder of BetterSax.com his mission is to help developing saxophone players break away from traditional music learning methods and discover a more efficient, practical and fun way to become a Better Sax player.

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