Here's the definition as found in the GMC's wiki :
"A mode is a variation of a specific scale generated using set rules to obtain a slightly different set of notes.
When coupled with the altered chords that this implies, a mode can give a different and characteristic sound to a piece. "
We'll work on two important things :
1 - learning the modes, the shapes, the characteristic notes.
2 - the sounds, the mood of each modes, being able to recognize them.
For the lesson's purpose, I choose to play each mode with the same starting point, the A note, 5th fret/E string.
It's good for learning the shape but it will also allow us to compare the sound, the atmosphere of each mode.
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To practice your ear and recognize the sounds of each mode, I also included 2 backing tracks with only the synth pads :
one is with the A minor chord (video #8), the other with A Major chord (video #9)
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