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Modal Madness

About the Modal Madness series

Instructor: Zsolt Galambos

Difficulty: 6-8 (of 10)

Focus: Memorize the modes - do not just "understand" them! By practicing these patterns you will not only improve your shred technique - but also develop an intuition for the modal fretboard. This is mandatory in order to use modes as a soloing and compositional tool.
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    Modal Madness

    by Zsolt Galambos

    Time for some modal madness! This exercise is one of the most important for developing speed, stamina and accuracy in alternate picking.

    Tags: Staccato, Alternate picking, AP exercise
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    Modal Madness pt 2. - Harmonic Minor Modes

    by Zsolt Galambos

    Exercises in the modes of A-harmonic minor. Try to play them in every key slow at first and eventually at a higher tempo. When you master these try to incorporate it to your own play, or you can come up with your own ideas as well.

    Tags: Harmonic minor, shred, staccato,...
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    Modal Madness pt 3 - Extended Scales

    by Zsolt Galambos

    What differs this lesson from the previous two is that it reaches the third octave in a more linear way. This is a great tool to build up a tension and a release while creating melodies.

    Tags: shred, excercize, alternate picking, staccato,