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Should I start with the video course or the e-book?

I'm debating whether I should buy the IFR e-book or the IFR Video Course for Guitar. Can you tell me what is included in each one, and what are the pros and cons of each?

Beyond CAGED

Thank you for writing your book. I really like your philosophy. Can you explain the difference between the IFR system and the CAGED system?

Learn to play without looking at the fretboard

Do you wish you could play the guitar without having to look at the fretboard? In this video I'll explain the benefits of learning to play the guitar without looking, and I'll give you some tips on how to learn this ability.

Cloud exercise for guitar

In this free sample lesson from the IFR Video Course for Guitar, you will learn the very first step to developing complete freedom of movement on the guitar.

Visualizing larger intervals on the fretboard

Sometimes when you are soloing, it's easy to see the notes immediately surrounding you but it's hard to picture instantly a note that's farther away. In this video I show you how you can learn to visualize larger intervals on the fretboard.

Mobility exercise for guitar

In this free sample lesson from the IFR Video Course for Guitar, you will learn to move freely all over the neck of your guitar by half steps.

Mobility, part 2 (whole steps)

In this free sample lesson from the IFR Video Course for Guitar, you will learn a slight alteration to the Mobility technique that allows you to move freely around the entire fretboard by whole steps.

Improvising with classical right hand technique

An IFR student asks how to incorporate classical right hand fingerstyle technique in the IFR creative exercises. In this video I demonstrate the two most useful right hand techniques to learn first.

How to think about chord shapes

I'm confused about how to understand chord shapes in relation to the major scale. For example, the 3 chord would be notes 3, 5, 7, 2. In learning to see this as a minor chord shape, should I be able to think of this as 3, 5, 7, 2 and 1, b3, 5, b7 at the same time?

Introduction to chord melody on guitar

In this lesson I demonstrate what chord melody technique is and how it will enrich both your soloing and your accompanying. I also teach you the first step to building a complete chord melody technique on the guitar.