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Alison

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.

Alison

IFR Learning Path:

When you reach IFR Jam Tracks Level 4, you will have mastered every chord concept that appears in this song! You'll be able to recognize the chords by ear and improvise over this song with complete creative freedom in any key on your instrument.

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