Modes Workshop Part 3 - Legato

by Ivan Milenkovic

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  • Hey GMC, and welcome to my third in a line of lesson about modes, from the series "Modes Workshop".

    In this lesson we will go further with our three "note per string"-pattern that we learned in previous lessons. The purpose of this lesson is also to embed the patterns firmly in out memory, and beside that we also have 2 main objectives:

    1. Learning legato technique - In this lesson we are using hammer-ons and pull-offs to fret the patterns. This way we are covering a broader range of techniques, so that we'll have a good foundation for further advancing, besides alternate and economy picking from the 2 previous lessons.

    2. Finding new root (mode) on the pattern - As you may remember, in the previous 2 lessons we used roots on low E and A strings. Now we again use root on A string, but this time it is a different note. Why this note you may ask? Well because this note makes a chordal shape within the pattern that is one of the three basic open chords.

    For now you don't have to remember all of the said above about chords, and just practice the shapes with legato and memorize the roots. In the next lesson we will cover some basic exercises on how to actually use what we've learned so far in every day situation examples. So practice this a bit and stay tuned for next lessons.

    You can use the backings as well for this lesson. Each backing is set t0 60bpm just like the metronome in the videos, and one chord strumming over the drum pattern. The chord relates to every video, so you can practice with a rhythm guitar as well.

    This lesson contains:

    - legato technique
    - modes workouts
    - three note per string patterns

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