Nice lesson great stuff. I have a little mnemonic I use to help remember them thar modes.
I Don't Play Licks My Auntie Likes
Great idea for a lesson
I'm really getting up on my modes since you started making lessons - another keeper
I think this site is just getting better and better.
awsome this will help me when writing my part for the calibaration
Pretty cool lesson. Your right hand styling looks really solid, and it looks like your snapping your thumb with out moving your wrist or hand on some notes. Could you maybe throw in a video explanation on your next lesson about your right hand technique?
Best way to get modes,awesome job!!
i am new to this but i have been learning some scale patterns from books and they seem to have one or to more notes in the scale patterns they seem to start and finish before and after the root notes whats the difference? i am a bit confused
this is just.. great!
man! ive bin waiting for this in a long time, exactly what i need to gain knowledge to song writing right now! thumbs up!
Hey, awesome lesson. But here is a question for you? Could you tell me all the chords of the backing track? I couldn´t quite figure them out. But it would help a lot to know this in order to learn over which chord progressions I can play the different Mode arpegios and scales. I am not sure but I think the backing tracks for A-Ionian were: A-Major/B-min/C#-MIn/B-Min over A-maj7 Ap. and A-may scale?! How does the rest work?
cool stuff! i think ill start use that as a warmup
Well.. When I write a rythm part that would work over a specific part this is what I do.
I start by placing a looped bass that will always play a riff centered on the root of the mode I work in.
On top off that bass/root, I add some triads (major or minor)...
I take these triads from harmonizing that mode.
I need at least 2 triads to have enough notesx to hear the note within the rythm part.
If I am in A Ionian, here are the choices of triads:
G# minor diminished 5th
I will usually start with the root triad of the mode. In this case: A Major triad over that A bplayed on bass. Then I will add add another triad within the ones written abobe. Several choices, but let's play B min triad over A. Now that we have 2 chords, let's see if this rythm could be Ionian and Ionian only...
Well, it could also be Mixolydian because Mixolydian is a Major triad and is followed by Aeolian which is a minor triad. In order to construct a rythm section that will work only over Ionian, let's add another chord. Let's choose C#minor over the A riff played on bass.
Now we have a rythm part that would only work with an Ionian scale. It can't be mixolydian anymore because ifg that would be the case, the C# triad would have a diminished 5th..
I hope all this makes sense!
Not sure if I'm allowed to, but this subject is going to be covered in much detail in a DVD I'm working on...
More on that later...
allright, this is GRRREAT:)
so if i got this right, I can just start these modes at any rotenote at the E sting and the scale will be in that key?
This is great. Definatley good for practice or warm up routine for me now!!!
I know the Caged forms, and most of these modes got the same fingering possisions, so this lesson came very easily because my fingers allready knew where to go;)
Amazing tone, which amp are you using?
This is an amazing video, I've learned a lot from it! But just a note, I might be wrong but I hope that you didn't mean that the Locrian mode works well over a minor 7th flat *52th* arpeggio in the last video! Because that might complicate things for me...
pretty nice lesson, but now i have a question.
you started all the modes on the same root note (A in E string). If i want to learn the modes in all the other positions, its just a matter of finding the proper arpeggio (from CAGED), and starting from the root do all this stuff again to get the other boxes?
Just joined GMC last night. And this exactly what i needed thanks. best lesson i've seen.
Aside from my guitar teacher
i think the thing with modes is that it is hard but it can be done.
what i dont get is how the chords and arpeggios can be made from each of the modes :S
but i will try to do this anyway
This exercise is so useful!
It really is a WONDERFUL lesson.
Probably one of the most important lessons
of the site. It makes you hear each mode's
nuances so well...
Loving it! Thank you David.
fantastic lesson David!!!!!!
I cannot thank you enough for this lesson. Playing it, I finally feel like a real guitarist rather than one who's kind of been good at faking it for a while.
This is the key I've so been looking for. Thanks so much.
Quick question: should I use alternate picking through the whole thing, even on the arpeggios?
Are you kiddin me thats crazy arpeggios work lots of scales to work with all those chords can see what you mean if practiced seriously.
Nice spin on how to practice modes.
Thanks for sharing
Thanks everyone. Batguy, yes, try to use alternate picking on this. :-)
I very much lack the theoretical part of my guitarplaying and I've heard ever since like grade school that the church scales/modes, or whatever they are called in english, is what most if not all western music is based on and you HAVE to know them to get anywhere as far as the theory of music goes. Practicing them has never been this fun though. Very, very good and fun lesson. Cheers!
I Don't Particularly Like Modes A Lot. I Don't Play Loud Music After Lunch. I Don't Play Like My Aunt Lilly either.