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Q&A - Are the IFR harmonic environments the modes?

Are the seven harmonic environments that we're studying in IFR Exercise 2 the same thing as the “modes”?

Thinking melodically vs. harmonically

When you're studying the notes of a chord, should you be thinking relative to the key (e.g. "note 1 in the 6 chord")? Or should you be thinking relative to the chord (e.g. "the flatted 3rd of the 6 chord")?

Outside playing with Seven Worlds

In this video I show you how you can use the exact same sounds that you're studying in Seven Worlds in a different way to create some of the exotic sounds of “outside playing”.