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Exploring the 3rd harmonic environment

In this excerpt from the IFR Jump Start Program, Jelske Hoogervorst demonstrates a series of creative activities that we use to study each harmonic environment of the major scale.

IFR exercise "Staircase" with half steps

In this video Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar demonstrates the IFR Staircase exercise on the tenor saxophone using the interval of the half step.

IFR exercise "Staircase" with whole steps

In this video Marina Vallet demonstrates the IFR Staircase exercise on the soprano saxophone using the interval of the whole step.

IFR practice video: Follow your voice

The IFR exercise "Follow your Voice" is something we normally practice on a keyboard so that we can sing the notes as we play them. But in this video I'll show you a great variation on this exercise that you can practice with your saxophone.

Creating the diminished scale with the IFR Staircase exercise

An interesting variation on the IFR Staircase exercise is to alternate between half steps and whole steps as you move across the musical landscape. This produces what we call the diminished scale, as Marina Vallet demonstrates on tenor sax in this video.

IFR exercise "Seven Worlds" on sax

For IFR students practicing Exercise 2: Melody, this is a demonstration of the exercise Seven Worlds in the 2nd harmonic environment. Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar explores the harmonic environment on tenor sax.

IFR exercise "Seven Worlds Expanded" on sax

For IFR students practicing Exercise 3: Pure Harmony, this is a demonstration of the exercise Seven Worlds Expanded on the alto saxophone. Ivan Edwards demonstrates the exercise exploring the 5 chord in the unlimited range.

Studying chord progressions with the IFR Tonal Map

In this excerpt from the IFR Jump Start Program, Jelske demonstrates how to use the IFR Tonal Map to study any chord progression.