Guitar modes has a method to analyse and apply Pentatonic modes.
Pentatonic modes are derived from modes of the Major scale.
Remember guitar modes teaches how to play across the fret board.
Guitar modes method gives you the notes to achieve 4 notes per string.
Legato: There is no silence between the note that has been played and the start of the following note.
This is done mainly by hammer on and pull off techniques on the guitar.
Guitar modes looks at the Major Pentatonic scale.
All scales have modes.
The C Major scale has 7 modes.
The C Major Pentatonic scale has 5 modes.
There are 5 modes of the Major Pentatonic scale.
The 5th mode of the Major Pentatonic scale, is called the minor Pentatonic scale.
The Major scale does not have to be played using the same pattern each time.
Guitarmodes method allows you to use different patterns, therefore allowing you to have more variety in your playing.
The method also gives you the key for combining modes or changing modes as you choose.
This is not a new task, it is just another outcome when you use the method as a foundation for your guitar th
Some essential knowledge for you to consider when developing this style is the place in the scales where you use chromatic notes.
Three scales that are commonly used in combination are the Major scale the Major Pentatonic Scale and the minor Pentatonic scale.
If you know these scales well you can overlay them in the key that the song is in.
There are notes in between the scale notes.
A riff that is used a lot in blues and jazz styles is a simple slide in the key of G from G9th chord to Gmaj6th and back to G9th.
When you go to the 4 chord you may play the C9th chord to Cmaj6th chord and back to C9th.
The Cmajor6th chord is usually named as just C6th.
The C9th chord is an extension of the C7th chord.
Guitarmodes method Lesson page teaches you how to build chords from
Guitar modes provides a two note pattern that gives you the knowledge to play the Pentatonic scale in all 5 modes across the fretboard.
This method will give the player a new approach to Pentatonic scales therefore adding to a variation in playing style.
The fretboard is covered in puzzles we work them out and make them available to you on the lesson page, saving many hours of searching.
This is a great improvisation tool.
Using the C major scale.
1 3, 2 4, 3 5, 4 6, 5 7, 6 1, 7 2. 3rd harmoies.
1 5, 2 6, 3 7, 4 1, 5 2, 6 3, 7 4. 5th harmonies.
Now combine them up the fretboard.
Use G sting B string and E 1st string.
Start with 5 on the open G string.
Often Major and minor Pentatonic scales are discussed as separate identities.
The minor Pentatonic scale is actually a mode of the Major Pentatonic scale.
Take 5 applicable degrees/notes from the Major scale, they are,
1 2 3 5 and 6.
4 and 7 of the Major scale are not used.
Looking at the 5 modes of the Major Pentatonic scale, that is,
Mode 1: 1 2 3 5 6, 1.
Major and minor Pentatonic scales are often used together.
Do you know, that when you play a chord, you can start improvising from any note of that chord.
This is one of the important outcomes of knowing the modes and knowing how to apply them.
You will know exactly where you are during any part of your improvising.
Guitar modes method makes this concept easy to achieve at beginner level.
TEK ...The Equality Keyboard ...A good sounding name created by Dan Hayes
The name Equality could refer to :
1. People who do not have the opportunity to formally study the piano, have an equal opportunity to learn theory for the piano.
2. All Black and White notes have equal physical size.
Guitarmodes has provided pictures of the piano keyboard showing white keys and black keys to be the same length. (See Lesson page Session 28).
This approach is a little extraordinary but does comply with conventional classical lessons.
All 12 notes and all octaves of the instrument are layed out evenly.
It is a great way to see how all scales and their modes form linear patterns.
When you learn chords, scales, harmonised scales, arpeggios, riffs, you are already playing scales and their modes.
By playing C Major, D minor and E minor chords, you have played all notes of the C Major scale.
Guitar modes provides a simple method for you to decide which open notes can be used when playing double stop harmonies.
There are endless possibilities so we need somewhere to start.
Here is an example: An open G chord has 3 open strings, D, G and B strings.
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