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Hi David,

I have heard a lot of good things about IFR. I want to begin practicing the method but I'm not sure where to start. Can you tell me what materials I need?

Thank you,

David's response:

Hi Adam,

The ideal starter kit would be the Improvise for Real e-book along with IFR Jam Tracks Levels 1 and 2.

IFR e-bookThe IFR e-book contains the complete method for all instruments. It explains the theory and the philosophy of the method and it also shows you every exercise step-by-step. It will take you from the very beginning and lead you on a guided tour through the entire world of modern harmony, and you'll be creating your own music every step of the way.

IFR Jam Tracks Level 1IFR Jam Tracks Level 1: Seven Worlds is the first set of jam tracks that all IFR students should have. You will learn the seven harmonic environments of the major scale and you will learn to improvise your own music in each of these harmonic environments. Seven Worlds focuses on developing your own creative voice and learning to recognize sounds and melodies by ear.

IFR Jam Tracks Level 2: Pure Harmony EssentialsIn IFR Jam Tracks Level 2: Pure Harmony Essentials you will begin improvising over chord progressions. You'll learn the most important chord progressions that appear in popular music and you'll learn to weave your own melodies through the chords.

You can use the link below to purchase all three at a 25% discount. Just click the 'Learn More' button below to take advantage of this offer and get started today!


E-book Package

IFR E-book


Jam Tracks Levels 1 and 2

Jam Tracks Levels 1 and 2

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