The Equality Keyboard for Teaching Piano Theory (December 2012)

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.


Piano Modes by Applying Scale Patterns(December 2012)

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.

Guitar Modes are Already in Your Playing (October 2012)

When you learn chords, scales, harmonised scales, arpeggios, riffs, you are already playing scales and their modes.

One Example:
By playing C Major, D minor and E minor chords, you have played all notes of the C Major scale.

Harmony Including Open Notes (August 2012)

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.

Pentatonic Scale Played as Modes (August 2012)

Hi all.

Major Scale and Pentatonic scale combined as modes.

Guitar modes provides you with a method for both forms of the major scale.

Guitar Modes has 40 Pages of Gems (June 2012)

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 Jazz Chords (March 2012)

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.

Forming Jazz Chords (February 2012)

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.

Playing Diagonally Across the Fretboard (more info) (February 2012)

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.


West Coast Jump Blues Scales (for January 2012)

Beginners note!

Overlaying Modes Part 2 (December 2011) Updated Feb 2012

See if you can swallow this medicine....
Play Pentatonic minor. (blues scale with the blue note b5th) ie.

How to convert from Rock to Jazz (December 2011)

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.

Learn Guitar by using Modes (November 2011)

With Guitarmodes method you will be able to start learning the guitar based on modes.

1) You will know all single notes across the fretboard in all modes.

2) You will know all 2 note harmonies across the fretboard in all modes.

3) You will know 3 note harmonies (chords) across the fretboard in all modes.

4) You will know 4 + note harmonies (extended chords) across the fretboard in all

Major Modes used with 12 Bar Blues (November 2011)

When playing a typical 12 bar blues in the key of A, eg. Am D Em chords.

Use Dorian mode when playing the Am chord.
Start Mixolydian mode on D note when playing the D chord.
Start Aeolian mode on E note when playing the Em chord.

Do this all over the fretboard................Really, really easy when you learn the really, really easy Guitarmodes method.

Pentatonic Minor Derived from Dorian Mode (November 2011)

Pentatonic minor or Blues Scale is located within the Dorian mode.

Those who have theory knowledge would have seen this rarely discribed because the pentatonic minor blues scale is generally taught as an independant scale based on a mode of the major pentatonic scale. The pentatonic scale is created from the major scale.


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