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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?

IFR chord melody workshop

Learn to play and improvise in chord melody style in this 12-week online group course. Beginners welcome! Through step-by-step creative exercises and my personal coaching, you'll learn to express yourself creatively in chord melody style on the guitar.

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.

Get ready for my chord melody workshop

The key to expressing yourself creatively in chord melody style is to be able to see the chord notes surrounding you at all times in the music. In this video I'll teach you a fantastic creative exercise that will help you master this.

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.

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?

The IFR Tonal Map

In this free sample lesson from the IFR Video Course for Guitar, you will learn the concept of the IFR Tonal Map and you will learn to build it anywhere on the fretboard.

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.