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Chord melody practice in all chords

In this video I'll show you how to approach your daily chord melody practice so that you can develop the same creative freedom in chord melody style that you have when you are playing single-note melody lines.

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.

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.

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?

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.

The IFR method for guitar

Used by students and teachers alike in more than 20 countries, Improvise for Real is considered by many to be the definitive system for learning to improvise.