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The Elvis Costello song "Alison" is made almost entirely of the seven chords of the major scale. There is just one chord that comes from outside the key of the music. This is the beautiful b7 major chord that we study in IFR Jam Tracks Level 4: Mixed Harmony Essentials.


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Improvise for Real will show you how to improvise and compose your own original music. You'll learn how to write your own chord progressions, and how to create melodies that flow beautifully with the chords. All of the chords to the song above are covered in the following levels of the IFR Jam Tracks series:

IFR Jam Tracks Level 1: Seven Worlds IFR Jam Tracks Level 2: Pure Harmony Essentials IFR Jam Tracks Level 3: Pure Harmony Advanced IFR Jam Tracks Level 4: Mixed Harmony Essentials