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All of Me - Melody breakdown and analysis

In this free video lesson we will walk through the melody to "All of Me" and discover some of the lessons it can teach us as improvisers about the art of melodic phrasing.

How all of the different IFR learning materials fit together

In this video I explain all of the different IFR learning materials and how they fit together. 

After completing the workshop Ear Training for Musical Creativity, you have two great paths available to you: expanding your melodic repertoire or moving on to recognizing chords and chord progressions.

Next steps 7

The last chord of the major scale that we need to study is the seven chord which we write as 7-b5.

Next steps 6

This is a very catchy progression that goes down in scale degrees from the 6- chord to the 3- chord.

Next steps 5

In this module you are going to study chords 2- and 3- in the context of a minor key, where the 6- chord is the tonal center.

Next steps 4

With this set of activities you will get to know the 3- chord more deeply by studying it in different contexts.

Next steps 3

The 3- chord is a minor chord that can have a very uplifting feeling when we play it after the 1 chord.

Next steps 2

This progression is very similar to the "50's progression" (1, 6-, 4, 5D) we studied in the course Recognizing Chords by Ear, and that's why it will sound very familiar to you already.

Next steps 1

After completing the Recognizing Chords by Ear workshop, a logical next step is to master the remaining chords of the major scale. You can start by adding the 2- chord to your "ear repertoire".