Pentatonic Scales –> Diatonic Scales –> Guitar Modes

PRACTICE: Collected list of backing tracks to practice soloing over modes)
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**I have recently updated Modes series, click here for the newest version: Modal Magic**

One of the things that is constantly confusing guitarist, old and new alike, is the concept of modes. The truth of the matter is that unless you at least have a solid grasp of the diatonic scale, then trying to understand modes will be very hard.

That being said, I need to remember that as a young, fresh faced, budding guitarist, I also didn’t want to wait.  So here is the most simple explanation into the concept of modes that I can provide:

(Disclaimer: This is a basic intro to soloing over modes. Writing modal chord progressions is an essential part of creating modal music and is not discussed here.)

Guitar Scales Modes One-04

Guitar Scales Modes 2-04

Guitar Scales Modes 3-04

Guitar Scales Modes 4-04

Guitar Scales Modes 5-04

and this is how all of these shapes connect to one another:

Guitar Scales

explanatory video coming soon!

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