Modal Magic: Understanding 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, while also explaining the aspects of a personal system that should spark the interest of even the most advanced guitarist. Modes can really take your music to a new place.
Click here to listen to how much the mood can changes between three different modes.
(clicking link page-jumps to section)
Understanding the Diagrams
Relative Keys & Modes
Relative Keys & Modes (part2)
Knowing the Notes “On Paper”
Going Across the Fretboard
What Are Modes
Two Definitions for Modes
Two Definitions for Modes (part 2)
The First Diagrams Got You Here
The Block Method
A Visual Learning Method for Guitar
A Visual Learning Method for Guitar (part 2)
Blocks & Modes
Coming Full Circle
Coming Full Circle (part 2)
Modes Based on Pentatonic Major Framework
Modes Based on Pentatonic Minor Framework
***July 2018 UPDATE: a full analysis of each mode:***
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