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Exercise 1 Daily Meditation, level 1 (half steps)

For IFR students practicing Exercise 1: Landscape, this is a demonstration of the Exercise 1 Daily Meditation. Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar demonstrates the exercise on the tenor saxophone using the interval of a half step.

Practice tip

Notice how Pintxo uses the Exercise 1 Daily Meditation to focus on a particular aspect of his sound production. Whenever you are doing technique exercises or working on some aspect of your sound, you can always look for ways to bring these technical studies into the IFR Exercise 1 framework. This way you will get double value for your practicing. Not only will you improve the technical skill you are studying but you will also grow in your visualization skills which are the foundation of our improvisation ability.