January Special Offer: Ear Training Course Bundle

January Special Offer: Ear Training Course Bundle

Start the new year off right by giving yourself an incredible advantage in your music: the ability to recognize melodies and chords by ear! Our complete multimedia video courses will teach you this ability through step by step video lessons, audio practice tracks and creative exercises, all based in the IFR method.

$199

January Special Offer: Learn to recognize both melodies and chords by ear for just $199

You may know our unique approach to ear training from our popular "Melody Paths" videos on YouTube. For many people these surprising videos gave them their first taste of actually understanding music by ear! The method is simple, intuitive and makes use of your own natural ability to feel and enjoy music.

Now you can get our complete learning system based on this methodology. Our video courses Ear Training for Musical Creativity and Recognizing Chords by Ear together give you a complete foundation in understanding music by ear.

From now through January 31, 2022, you can get BOTH of our ear training video courses for just $199, saving a hundred dollars off the regular price!

Two complete multimedia video courses:

Ear Training for Musical Creativity

Ear Training for Musical Creativity
- Learn to recognize melody notes by ear
- Play songs and melodies by ear on your instrument
- Play the sounds you imagine when you are improvising

Recognizing Chords by Ear

Recognizing Chords by Ear
- Learn to recognize chord progressions by ear
- Play along at jam sessions without having to ask what the chords are
- Learn how to put your own chords to familiar melodies

Open to everyone - Beginners welcome!

Everyone can learn to understand music by ear. You just need an organized path and the right guidance. The key to success with ear training is to study the sounds in a musical context, taking advantage of your own natural ability to feel and enjoy music. You don't need dry academic technical exercises. You just need to get to know each sound in a musical way and discover its unique beauty. This is exactly what we do in our multimedia video courses, with lots of singing, playing and jamming along the way.

Course 1: Ear Training for Musical Creativity

Ear Training for Musical CreativityImagine 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.

I believe that this course will be one of those "before and after" moments in your life, changing the way you think about music and opening many new doors for you creatively. Through step-by-step video lessons, audio tracks and creative exercises, you'll learn to recognize the sounds in the music all around you and to play songs and melodies by ear.

Immediate benefits to your playing:

  • Recognize melodies by ear and play them in any key on your instrument without having to fumble for the notes.
  • Play along with friends at parties and jam sessions and find the notes of any song on your instrument.
  • Play directly from your musical imagination when you are improvising, expressing the sounds you hear in your mind.
  • Learn to orient yourself by ear in the key of the music when you are jamming with other musicians.
  • Engage in a true dialogue with other soloists, responding to their musical ideas and interacting musically with them.

How is this course different from other ear training programs?

Experiencing the sounds as music. Every step of the way, you'll be hearing the sounds in the context of beautiful songs and melodies. So the connection to real music is very present right from the start. This is one of the biggest complaints that musicians have about other ear training programs. They get better at identifying random intervals in the context of a quiz, but they still can't recognize anything in the songs they hear on the radio. So we think it's very important to study and appreciate the beauty of the sounds every step of the way, and that means hearing all of the sounds in the context of actual music.

Using your own natural ability. It's not about developing "perfect pitch" or any other unusual ability. This is something everyone can do. If I were to sing the melody to your favorite song, you would recognize that melody right away. And if I were to sing a wrong note somewhere in that melody, you would recognize instantly that this isn't the note you were expecting. What this means is that you already feel the difference between the different notes of our musical system. All you need is an organized path that lets you clarify these sensations one by one so that you finally understand which note of our musical system produces each of those beautiful sensations that you already know and love.

Jamming with the sounds. In addition to the singing and listening exercises you'll also be improvising with the same sounds on your instrument over jam tracks that I will give you. So not only will you be learning to recognize the sounds by ear, but you'll also be playing by ear throughout the entire course. In this way you can develop a true mastery of the sounds which includes every aspect of your musical being (imagining, singing, listening, playing, recognizing by ear). From there we can expand outward until you've mastered our entire musical system.

Complete multimedia course - 10 progressive lessons

This course is divided into 10 lessons of progressive difficulty. Each lesson will teach you the next level of our ear training practice. This progressive system is the key to your success because each lesson introduces just one new sound for you to enjoy and master. But these abilities stack up very quickly, and by the end of the course you'll be able to recognize all seven notes of the major scale by ear in the music all around you.

Supporting video lessons, audio lessons, creative exercises, song analysis and self-tests

  • Video lessons. We'll explore the sounds together and I'll show you many interesting things to notice about each sound.
  • Audio lessons. These singalong tracks use beautiful songs and melodies to teach you the notes of our musical system.
  • Creative exploration. You'll be jamming with your instrument over backing tracks to explore the sounds creatively.
  • Singing exercises. You'll have a chance to practice singing the sounds on your own over special practice tracks.
  • Song analysis. Special bonus video lessons where we analyze famous songs together and identify the notes of the melodies.
  • Self-tests. Special audio tracks to practice recognizing notes by ear in an easy, progressive way.

Testimonials from past students

"Truly, this course was transformational. I have received more musical growth from this course than any other book, course, or class I have ever taken. I now understand the way music WORKS in a very practical way. This has enabled me to play songs in ANY key and to be able to play songs without looking at the notes at all. It has cleared up pitch problems in my singing. When I say transformational, I do mean that! I give Mireia and this course the highest rating I could possibly give." - Karla Huntsman (voice and piano, United States)

"Mireia is a gifted teacher and has presented a very enjoyable and very useful course. I thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who is interested in exploring this exciting topic." - Craig L. (guitar, Australia)

"Mireia is an excellent teacher who makes ear training enjoyable, even fun! The material is superbly paced, with steady consolidation, reinforcement and development from multiple angles. This course has produced very noticeable improvements in my understanding and given me a real boost in confidence." - David Wright (guitar, Scotland)

Course 2: Recognizing Chords by Ear

Recognizing Chords by EarImagine being able to listen to your favorite songs and recognize the chords by ear. You could instantly play these songs in any key on your instrument. You could improvise your own solos and flow effortlessly with the harmony. And it would even demystify songwriting, because you could literally hear how these songs are put together.

This is exactly what you will learn in this 10-lesson multimedia video course. Through step-by-step video lessons and creative exercises, you'll learn to recognize the most important chords in popular music by ear. You'll also learn a process that will enable you to keep growing in this ability for the rest of your life.

Immediate benefits to your playing:

  • Play along with friends at parties and jam sessions without having to ask what the chords are.
  • Recognize the chords to your favorite songs by ear so that you can play and improvise over these songs.
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for the beautiful chords you hear in the music all around you.
  • Discover how songs and chord progressions work so you can write your own songs.
  • Learn how to put your own chords to familiar melodies or to melodies that you compose yourself.

How is this course different from other ear training programs?

Learning in a musical context. Every step of the way, you'll be hearing these chords in beautiful songs and chord progressions. So the connection to real music is very present right from the start. This is one of the biggest complaints that musicians have about other ear training programs. They get better at identifying random sounds in the context of a quiz, but they still can't recognize anything in the songs they hear on the radio. So we think it's very important to study and appreciate the beauty of the sounds every step of the way, and that means hearing all of the sounds in the context of actual music.

Creativity. We believe that the best way to master harmony is to experience it first hand. So in addition to the listening and singing exercises, you'll also be jamming with your instrument and exploring all of these sounds very deeply. You'll be improvising with the chord notes, playing melodies that connect the chords together, and you'll even learn to improvise harmony parts to accompany a melody. (This is such a great ability to have in a band!)

Organized path. This course will immerse you in the feeling of the chords gradually, so every lesson builds on the abilities gained in the previous one. The key to any ear training is to go very deeply into the first few sounds until you can distinguish between them easily. This not only gives you confidence ("Hey, I can do this!") but it also serves as a jumping off point for recognizing everything else.

Complete multimedia course - 10 progressive lessons

This course is divided into 10 lessons of progressive difficulty. At each step of the journey, you'll learn to play and hear the individual notes that make up the chords and you'll learn to recognize the unique feeling of each chord in relation to the overall key of the music. And every week I’ll guide you through new creative exercises that let you explore each chord for yourself so that you can truly make it yours.

Supporting video lessons, audio lessons, creative exercises, song analysis and self-tests

  • Video lessons. We'll explore each chord deeply and I'll show you how to recognize it by ear.
  • Audio lessons. You'll learn to hear and sing the chord notes across chord changes.
  • Jamming exercises. You'll be jamming with your instrument over backing tracks to explore each chord deeply.
  • Harmonizing melodies. You'll experience putting different chords to melodies so you can hear their effects for yourself.
  • Song analysis. We will analyze famous songs together and identify the chords being played.
  • Self-tests. Special audio tracks to practice recognizing chords by ear in an easy, progressive way.

Testimonials from past students

"Awesome course if you want the most commonly used chords to sink down deep into your bones. It will really help you recognize chords by ear and to learn how to develop your skills on your own after the course." - Mike Leffler (guitar, United States)

"I am a beginner at this process of listening to chord changes. So this course was perfect for me. You couldn’t have done a better job teaching this. Your pace was ideal. Your videos, illustrations, pdf files, backing tracks, songs to listen to, couldn’t have been better." - John Young (piano, United States)

"IFR courses are so much deeper than simple ear training. Students are guided on a step-by-step exploration of aural harmony, studying not only the component sounds of each chord, but also how these chord tones function to push chords forwards in distinct progressions. Heightened harmonic awareness is then taken from relatively simple backing tracks to a playlist of fully arranged songs. With its focus on hearing harmony, and its comprehensive path from sound to song, Improvise for Real delivers the ear to living music, and is the foundation of a powerful musical education." - Steven Weiss (guitar, United States)

Special January Offer: Purchase BOTH courses for $199!

Just click on the “Add to cart” button below to purchase both multimedia video courses: Ear Training for Musical Creativity and Recognizing Chords by Ear for just $199, saving a hundred dollars off the regular price. You can make your purchase with any major credit card and you can download all of the materials immediately after making your purchase. And if you don't agree that this package is the best investment you ever made in your ear training, just send us an e-mail within 60 days and we'll give you a full refund.