CoursesThese multi-part courses are at the heart of IGC
Attention New Members:
Check out the following orientation video to help you get your bearings on the site and get the most out of your IGC experience. In this 2 minute video you will find out how to begin your IGC journey whether your intermediate or advance, in any style of playing. Let's get started!
The entire IGC program below can be unlocked once you become a member.
Arpeggios: The Ligament System
Course I : Arpeggios are the foundation of everything we do as cellists. Unfortunately unlike our electric bass playing colleagues, we tend to start with scales first and (even worse) in our classical system we learn fingerings that in many cases are unrelated to the ones we use for our scales. This system creates a huge disconnect for cellists when it comes to outlining harmony in our improvisations and is one of the main reasons that there are so few cellists on earth who have developed a true harmonic concept on their instrument.
Course II: Pentatonics - The Definitive guide to mastering the pentatonic scale for cellists! Anyone can explain this scale, but you've never learned it like this. Jacob takes you through his revolutionary learning system that will allow you to shred the scale all over the fingerboard in any key without thought!
Jacobs Ladder: The Major Scale and It's Modes
Course III: Jacob has radically re-imagined the cello fingerboard and brings this system to you! In this course you will learn, how traditional classical training stifles us when we attempt to improvise and how to break through!
The Jacob's Ladder system will teach you how to play any major scale or mode in any key anywhere on the neck by counting one, two, three!
The Rosetta System
Course IV: The Rosetta System represents the first unified field theory of the instrument. Be sure to learn all of the previous courses before attempting these lessons.
Singer Songwriter Skills
Course V: Singer Songwriter Skills - Every young cellist wants to learn to sit in with a band and create arrangements like their favorite Youtube stars! In this course we'll go through a step by step sequenced course for chart reading, arranging, and composing on the cello. Our methodology has been refined over the last decade teaching these principles at String Project Los Angeles, and we're so proud to have this legendary course on the site!
If you are a teacher or young student beginning your creative journey, this course is a MUST WATCH!