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.
Major Scale and Pentatonic scale combined as modes.
Guitar modes provides you with a method for both forms of the major scale.
We have constantly been adding new methods and information for 4 years.
We always search for the latest the internet has to offer and apply our Guitarmodes method to provide a completely different approach.
Our application is consistent with convention but so much easier.
Every time a new article appears regarding modes, it is still standard procedure.
Latin chords sound nice on a classical nylon string guitar.
G6Add9 to Aminor6 are 2 chords that create the latin sound.
These chords are derived from the GMajor scale.
Guitar Modes method provides simple formulas for understanding Jazz chords.
Start by moving between two chords such as GMajor and Aminor. These chords are changed one note at a time. This results is a large combination of Jazz chord options and inversion.
You learn theory for the guitar in the first section of our Lesson page.
Guitar modes method enables a student to play diagonally back from the 12th fret to the 1st fret using any scale and it's modes in any key.
This provides expanded fretboard knowledge and enhanced improvising skills. You will also gain an avenue for creating a new style in your playing.
You will see that the diagonal layout makes chord stucture readily accessable.
See if you can swallow this medicine....
Play Pentatonic minor. (blues scale with the blue note b5th) ie.
Guitar modes method provides knowledge to allow you to evolve from Rock and Blues style scales to Jazz style scales.
We do this by layering modes. For example, overlaying modes onto Pentatonic scales.
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