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.
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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.
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
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 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.
Guitarmodes method allows a student to play arpeggios using notes from the pentatonic (5 note) scale and the modes of the pentatonic scale across the entire fretboard.
You will gain the knowledge to do this in two paragraphs on the lesson page.
Face to face students pay $25.00 per 1/2 hour lesson to gain this knowledge.
Ask you guitar teacher to explain the method by accessing the lesson
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