For IFR students practicing Exercise 3: Pure Harmony, this is a demonstration of the exercise Seven Worlds Expanded on the trumpet. Marc Mena demonstrates the exercise exploring the 2 chord in the modal range.
In Exercise 2: Melody, I find it difficult to play a scale starting on note 2 or any other note besides note 1. I can sight read most things, but starting on anything other than note 1 is problematic. Please help.
I have been practicing the IFR exercises for half a year and it's great how I am progressing! One of my obstacles is that I still imagine notes and lines from a music staff, instead of the numbers of the chord notes as you describe in your exercises. Is there any way to switch from one image to the other?
I was a pretty decent trumpet player in high school and college but laid it down after college. Now, 35 years later, I've picked it up again. Is IFR something I can use and enjoy now or should I wait to get my chops back in shape before trying it?