Harmonic Foundation

Everything you need to know and practice for the study of improvisation in jazz and other popular music styles.

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Online Video Course

Each etude is designed to teach you an element of harmonic foundation and improvisation techniques. Steve Kortyka guides you step by step so you’re not just playing the notes, but learning the tools you need to become a better improviser.

Audio Recordings

Listen and practice along to recordings of each etude played over the original BetterTrax.com backing track accompaniment.



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You should begin by watching these free videos and by signing up for my free Play Sax by Ear Crash Course. Once you have completed that material, you you will be ready to take my Pentatonic Foundation Course.

Yes! The videos can be viewed on any device as long as you are connected to the internet. They are streamed from a private server in High Definition and can be watched an unlimited number of times. The PDF downloads and MP3 tracks can be downloaded for offline use.
The Harmonic Foundation is not yet available in DVD format.

No. Once you are enrolled, you have lifetime access. There will be no recurring fees or renewal fees. Pay once, that’s it.

As soon as your purchase is completed you will receive a confirmation email. Please check junk and spam folders for this if you don’t see it right away. Add [email protected] to your contact list, to ensure delivery of all important emails.

Follow the instructions in this email to login to the BetterSax Members Area where you will find your courses waiting for you.

Yes. 30 days trial, 100% satisfaction guarantee.

If you don’t find that the Blues Foundation Course has helped you improve as a sax player, and learn how to improvise blues solos by ear, just send me a message and I’ll refund your entire purchase price no questions asked.

No, the Harmonic Foundation course is for all saxophones. There are demonstration videos and audio tracks performed on both alto and tenor. Everything can be played on any instrument though.
Absolutely yes! The etudes in this course can be played on any instrument.
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