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What makes IFR different?

Improvise for Real is now being used by both students and teachers in more than 20 countries. The method has been described as a totally different way to learn about music and improvisation. But what makes it so different?

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Q&A - How much should I practice?

An IFR student asks how much he needs to practice to be successful with the IFR method.

IFR Exercise Demonstration - Seven Worlds, level 6

For IFR students practicing Exercise 2: Melody, this is a demonstration of the exercise Seven Worlds in the 6th harmonic environment. Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar explores the harmonic environment on tenor sax.

How quickly should an improviser advance?

I'm currently practicing the IFR exercise Seven Worlds and I'm not sure how much time I should spend in each harmonic environment before advancing to the next. Is there any guideline?

IFR practice video: How I study the modes

In this video Mireia Clua demonstrates how you can study the modes creatively and learn to make your own music with these beautiful sounds.

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There is always time to practice!

Even with just a few minutes per day you can still have a deep and meaningful connection with music. Your pleasure and satisfaction aren't necessarily about "how long you practice" but about how completely you allow yourself to get lost in the experience.