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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?

2-5-1 ear training workout

See how easily we can understand and explore the famous "2-5-1" chord progression using the tonal vision that we teach in Improvise for Real. Sing along and explore these beautiful sounds creatively with me!

What I hope to give you

This short sample chapter from the book "Improvise for Real" provides a nice overview of everything you will learn.

Special message for beginners

This is a special lesson for beginners to musical improvisation. I'll show you how you can begin improvising right now as a creative and exciting part of your daily music practice.

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 modal improvisation exercise demonstration 'Seven Worlds'

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

Q&A - How music should I practice?

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

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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.

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