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IFR exercise "Seven Worlds Expanded" on clarinet

For IFR students practicing Exercise 3: Pure Harmony, this is a demonstration of the exercise Seven Worlds Expanded on the clarinet. Imma Udina demonstrates the exercise exploring the 4 chord in the modal range.

Cloud exercise for bass

In this free video lesson, I show you the first step in the IFR method for bass. The exercise is called "Cloud" and it teaches you to visualize all of the notes on the neck of your bass as one continuous chain of half steps.

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.

Piano for Non-Pianists 1

'Piano for Non-Pianists' is our free lesson series where everyone learns basic piano. This course teaches musicians of all instruments how they can expand their creative practice to include the piano.

IFR Playalong: 5th harmonic environment

Grab your instrument and practice improvising in the 5th harmonic environment with me!

Difficulty starting from note 2

"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."

IFR exercise "Seven Worlds Expanded" on flute

For IFR students practicing Exercise 3: Pure Harmony, this is a demonstration of the exercise Seven Worlds Expanded on the flute. Anna Crusat demonstrates the exercise exploring the 7 chord in the modal range.

Improvisation exercise 'Sun and Moon' in major and minor tonal centers

In the IFR exercise Sun and Moon we explore the two most important harmonic environments in Western music, commonly referred to as "major" and "minor". Cristina Pérez demonstrates the exercise on the clarinet.

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?

How to finger the Cloud exercise on upright bass

Can you explain how I should finger the Cloud exercise on an upright bass? Thanks!