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IFR video lesson: Chromatic inspiration

In this lesson Mireia Clua walks you through many great ideas and inspirations for practicing IFR Exercise 1: Landscape.

Private improvisation lessons for string players

I offer private lessons for violin, viola and cello players who want to be able to understand music by ear, create their own melodies and play in social settings without depending on sheet music.

Developing freedom of movement on the fingerboard

I have bought your learning materials and I am reading your e-book right now. For Exercise 1, I notice that there are special versions for guitar and bass. How about for violin? Should I use the version for guitar?

The fear of mediocrity

As the years go by, sooner or later you ask yourself, "If at my age I still haven't composed a masterpiece, then am I mediocre? Is it worth continuing in music?"

IFR improvisation exercise 'Seven Worlds' on cello

For IFR students practicing Exercise 2: Melody, this is a demonstration of Seven Worlds on the cello. Leticia Aparicio builds the 6th harmonic environment note by note, visualizing each step along the way using the IFR Tonal Map.