How to Play Modes

 

Modal Magic: Understanding Modes

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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.

The Basics
(clicking link page-jumps to section)
Understanding the Diagrams

Relative Keys & Modes
Relative Keys & Modes (part2)

First Diagrams
Knowing the Notes “On Paper”

Going Across the Fretboard

What Are Modes
Two Definitions for Modes

Two Definitions for Modes (part 2)

Modal Soloing
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)

Modal Magic
Quick Guide
Modes Based on Pentatonic Major Framework
Modes Based on Pentatonic Minor Framework

***July 2018 UPDATE: a full analysis of each mode:***

Ionian Mode
Dorian Mode
Phrygian Mode
Lydian Mode
Mixolydian Mode
Aeolian Mode
Locrian Mode

 

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Guitar Modes Understanding Basics Ionian Dorian Phyrgian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian

Guitar Modes Ionian Dorian Phyrgian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian

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Guitar Modes Understanding Ionian Mode Aeolian Mode

Understanding Guitar Modes Theory

Guitar Modes Understanding Across Fretboard

What Are Guitar Modes

What Are Guitar Modes 2

How to Solo with Guitar Modes

Guitar Fretboard Understanding Block Method

Guitar Fretboard Understanding Connecting Block Method

Guitar Modes Fretboard Understanding Connecting Block Method

Guitar Modes Fretboard Understanding Connecting Block Method 2

Understanding Guitar Modes Ionian Dorian Phrygian Lydian Mixolydian Aeolian Locrian

Understanding Guitar Major Modes Ionian Lydian Mixolydian

Understanding Guitar Minor Modes Aeolian Dorian Phrygian

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