Well done David...need this lesson to work on my limited mode knowledge!
David, this is very interesting. Thank you. I have a song similar to this, but it's Bm7 to Am7 and I can't seem to find a scale or mode that sounds good in a solo. Any ideas? Or can I apply the same logic in this lesson to my progression?
Very good lesson David!
Great lesson David! Your guitar sound is awesome!
Nice lesson David
Great lesson as always David!
Just one query though....
B Aeolian = Minor, but you can still use it over BM-7?
Thanks a lot guys!
Kikaze: yes you can use the same logic for your song... Bm7 and Am7 can actually be found in the same key... B Phrygian and A Dorian. Both of these modes share the same notes.
Jones: I am using B Aeolian which is minor, but I use it only over the A7 chord... The whole idea here is to use same root scales to facilitate improvisation...
I'm using B Aeolian over he A7 chord because A7 is Micxolydian. If I rewrite A Mixo starting from the B note, I will get a B Aeolian scale.. I hope that makes sense!
It does now, thanks David!! It just took a while to permeate this old thick skull of mine!!! This is a really cool concept!!
Cool summer song!
Thanks David - I just tried some soloing using your advice and got some cool flavors going. I need to explore this further!
Very interesting conceot, thanks for the lesson.
Nice piece of theory man!
Very cool David, you are doing some very cool fusion phrases here
Useful concepts and nice lines David
Love it,David! Nice to hear another great lesson by you
Interesting concept and very useful to find new way for improvistion.
Well done David!
Great lesson David!
Great one David. You really did a great job on this website about modes. Your modal approach is very nice
Great work David
very cool lesson
Sometimes, improvising over a backing track that changes keys can be difficult if not prepared correctly. Let's explore different option we have when facing that situation. Let's start by talking a look at the chords of the backing track: B7 and A7.
Those are dominant chords over which we can play a Mixolydian mode.
That means that we could in theory use a B Mixolydian shape over the B7 chord, then switch to A Mixolydian when playing over the A7 chord. That would sound great, but will not be the most interesting approach as it will encourage you to play the same kind of licks as you are using the same scale shape over both keys.
The approach we'll take is slightly different. Let's start by trying to find a common note to both of the B and A Mixolydian. Let's see if the B note can be found in A Mixolydian:
As you can see, A Mixolydian does include a B note. Now the question we need to ask ourselves is what scale starting with B shares the same notes as A Mixolydian? The answer is B Aeolian.
We now brought both keys to a common starting note which will help your improvisation sound more melodic as the notes you will play will be all close together.
Make sure you are comfortable with the scales below and experiment!