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How to Play Modes

Pentatonic Scales –> Diatonic Scales –> Guitar Modes

Modes are a very complicated subject to explain, particularly to new guitarist who are usually dying to learn about them. This is my best attempt to start laying down the foundation for beginners, but also explaining the aspects of a personal system that should spark the interest of even the most advanced guitarist.

  1. The Basics (clicking link page-jumps to section)
    Understanding the Diagrams
    Relative Keys & Modes
    Relative Keys & Modes (part2)
  2. First Diagrams
    Knowing the Notes “On Paper”
    Going Across the Fretboard
  3. What Are Modes
    Two Definitions for Modes
    Two Definitions for Modes (part 2)
  4. Modal Soloing
    The First Diagrams Got You Here
  5. The Block Method
    A Visual Learning Method for Guitar
    A Visual Learning Method for Guitar (part 2)
  6. Blocks & Modes
    Coming Full Circle
    Coming Full Circle (part 2)
  7. Modal Magic
    Quick Guide
    Modes Based on Pentatonic Major Framework
    Modes Based on Pentatonic Minor Framework

(Modal Magic is part of a instruction book I am currently creating, if you would like a free copy upon completion, leave your email here.)

PRACTICE: Collected list of backing tracks to practice soloing over modes)
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ESG MM_-01

ESG MM_-02

https://eatsleepguitar.com/2016/01/08/soloing-with-chord-tones-charts/

ESG MM_-03

ESG MM_-04

ESG MM_-08

ESG MM_-05

ESG MM_-06

ESG MM_-07

ESG MM_-09

ESG MM_-10

ESG MM_-11

ESG MM_-12

ESG MM_-14

ESG MM_-13ESG MM_-15

Congrats, you made it to the end!!!

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