A Beginner’s Guide To Modes On The Guitar
What you’ll learn
Play all 7 modes to 1 octave on the guitar.
Play 3 note per string diatonic shapes across the fretboard that will be useable in all keys.
Understand how to play and compose chord progressions in a chosen mode.
Understand what scales, shapes and arpeggios are suitable to use in specific keys and modes for composition and improvisation.
Modes have often been “scary” subject matter for many of my students over the years. This is mostly attributed to it repeatedly being taught in a theoretical manner with little application and context. This can leave students and would be learners stumped, intimidated and often unmotivated.
My course is all about creating an understanding of “hearing” the mode and the “mood” that is created when you hear it. It may even help you with the kinds of moods you are trying to convey in your compositions.
In this course we’ll cover the 7 modes as 1 octave scales, to covering the whole fretboard, as well as creating lead licks and understanding modal chord progressions.
Who this course is for:
- Someone who feels stuck with improvisation and composition and wants to know how understanding the modes can progress their playing.
- Someone who wants to have a better understanding of modal theory and how to apply to not only guitar but any instrument.
- Someone who has already tried to learn the modes but found it dull and wasn’t able to engage with the subject matter.
- Someone who wants to learn the modes in a fun and easy to understand manner, without all of the technical jargon.
- A Beginner’s Guide To Modes
- Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian & Locrian Modes
- Owning Your Ionian
- Deciphering Dorian
- Phabulous Phrygian
- Luscious Lydian
- The Magic Of Mixolydian
- Astonishing Aeolian