Getting Started

All of our learning materials work together. Start with the IFR e-book for the complete method.

    • ALL INSTRUMENTS

    This 250 page illustrated e-book contains the complete IFR method for all instruments. Master the art of musical improvisation through creative exercises that empower you to explore and discover our musical system for yourself.

    $40
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • Value Pack

    The ideal starter kit for your new improvisation practice. The Improvise for Real e-book contains the complete IFR method for all instruments, and our sequential jam tracks will lead you all the way up to improvising over your first chord progressions.

    $59

Creativity and Improvising

Our jam tracks lead you through the entire world of modern harmony in an organized path.

    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    This is the first set of jam tracks that all IFR students should have. You will learn the seven harmonic environments of the major scale, which will prepare you for improvising over chords and chord progressions.

    $24
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    In Pure Harmony Essentials, you will begin improvising over your first 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.

    $24
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    In Pure Harmony Advanced you will learn the more exotic chords of the major scale that appear in modern jazz, blues, R&B and latin styles. We will also take a deep dive into the 2-5-1 chord progression, the most important chord progression in jazz music.

    $24
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    In Mixed Harmony Essentials you will begin improvising over chords that use notes from outside the key of the music. This opens up a truly infinite palette of colors for your improvising, and it also enables you to create some of the most beautiful sounds in popular music.

    $24

Ear Training for Improvisers

Our Sing the Numbers audio course teaches you how to play the sounds you imagine.

    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • EAR TRAINING

    Sing the Numbers is IFR's artistic ear training course designed just for improvisers. The course teaches you to recognize melody notes by ear and to play the sounds you imagine, using beautiful songs and melodies that were specifically designed to train your ear.

    $24
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • EAR TRAINING

    Take your ear training to the next level with this deep exploration of the seven harmonic environments. You will learn to recognize all of these sounds by ear, and you will discover a rich vocabulary of beautiful sounds and melodies that you can use in your improvising.

    $24
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • EAR TRAINING

    In this course we explore the most important chord progressions in popular music using the IFR exercise Melody Paths. You'll see the "inner workings" of each chord progression, and you'll learn to hear the chord notes melodically so that you can use them in your improvising.

    $24

Exploring Music Styles

These courses for advanced IFR students explore the beautiful world of jazz and blues music.

    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    Even if you are a complete beginner to the blues, this course will give you everything you need to truly master blues harmony and enjoy improvising over the blues. Learning to play the blues will enrich every aspect of your playing, and it will give you countless opportunities for creative jamming with other musicians.

    $49
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    Master the complete chord progressions to five of the best-known jazz standards commonly played in jam sessions. See the "inner workings" of the harmony and learn to improvise with confidence over these beautiful songs. Includes complete harmonic analysis, creative insights and backing tracks in all 12 keys.

    $20
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    IFR Standards Workout 2 focuses on developing your creative freedom as an improviser. You'll learn many new harmonic concepts and you'll learn different techniques for seeing beyond the written chord changes. You'll also master five beautiful new standards with complete harmonic analysis, creative insights and backing tracks in all 12 keys.

    $20

Video Courses

Accelerate your learning with our multimedia video courses in special skill areas for improvisers.

    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • IMPROVISING

    This 12 lesson video course is designed to give you the best possible start in the IFR method. You will learn to improvise your own spontaneous melodies over jam tracks and with other musicians, and you'll learn how to practice in a way that develops your musical creativity.

    $90
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • EAR TRAINING

    Imagine being able to listen to a song and recognize every note of the melody by ear. What would that do for your musical creativity and improvising? In this video course you will learn how to develop this ability, adding a whole new creative dimension to your improvising.

    $150
    • ALL INSTRUMENTS
    • EAR TRAINING

    Building on the skills you learned in Ear Training for Musical Creativity, in this course you will learn how to recognize chords by ear so that you can play and improvise over songs without having to ask what the chords are.

    $150

Special for Guitar Players

Guitarists have the option of learning the IFR method through our complete video courses on soloing and chord melody playing.

    • GUITAR
    • SOLOING

    In this course just for guitarists, we start from the very beginning and build a complete approach to improvising on the guitar. If you have always dreamed of truly understanding music and being able to improvise with complete freedom on the guitar, this is the course for you!

    $150
    • GUITAR
    • CHORD MELODY

    Imagine being able to control melody, chords and bass at the same time on the guitar. You could play your favorite songs, create your own arrangements and even compose your own music for solo guitar. In this course you will learn a complete system for playing the guitar in this way, giving you endless creative possibilities in your music.

    $150
    • GUITAR
    • CHORD MELODY

    Building on the skills you learned in Chord Melody Guitar 1, this advanced course is a deep exploration of the 2-5-1 chord progression in both major and minor. Advanced topics include composition and musical storytelling, tension and release, and the use of outside notes in your melodies.

    $150
    • GUITAR
    • Value Pack

    The IFR Video Course Package is a complete multimedia course in harmony and improvisation on the guitar. This package includes everything contained in the IFR E-book Package plus the IFR Video Course for Guitar in which I teach you every step of the method exactly as I do with my own private students.

    $179