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
Guitarmodes method makes transposing second nature.
Learn the Guitarmodes method and you can immediately transpose.
Transposing solo notes, double stop harmony and chords for all scales/ modes in any key is another outcome after learning our basic simple method.
Find it on our $2.95 Lesson page.
Learning double stop harmonies diagonally across the fretboard will provide reference points to start improvising in any mode.
This makes locating chords under arpeggios very simple.
The lesson page takes you through each position to link double stop harmonies diagonally, vertically and horizontally.
Under every NOTE there is a CHORD.
Under every CHORD there is a RHYTHM.
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Guitarmodes method may be applied directly to the blues harmonica.
Alternately, notes from the blues harmonica are located on the guitar fretboard. The Guitarmodes method is then applied to the harmonica notes that are played on the guitar.
This gives the harmonica player and guitarist the knowledge to play blues harmonica scales and their modes on both instruments.
Guitarmodes method is a scale code breaker. All scales, modes and patterns can be decyphered easily. One example is the application of the method to immediatly play the 4 notes per string concept across the entire fretboard starting at any position in any mode.
Guitarmodes will soon be introducing video solo lessons based on demonstration using only one finger, allowing for precise audio and physical note location. Two note harmony will be shown clearly.
Technique and unused finger visual clutter will be removed giving the bare bones solo only.
When learning any type of scale and its modes, try always starting on a C note.
When you change to another scale, play it in the key of C also, you will be able to compare the difference in the sound of each scale.
Guitar modes now has a new lesson to teach all scales, modes and chords.
This method is compatible with convention though it takes a jazz approach.
We consider our methods to be simplified for beginners allowing all following lessons provided by any organisation or teacher to be easily understood.
In this new lesson we have reduced the emphasis on the 1 3 5 method for constructing chords.
We are constantly adding new methods that explain how to play across the fretboard using all scales and their modes.
Our Lesson page now contains approximately 36 pages of information.
Guitar modes provides an explanation for the use of double stop harmony to create chords.
Double stop harmonies can provide the basis for chord structure across the fretboard. They provide the location of notes for Major, Minor and Dominant 7th chords eg.
Guitar Modes provides a method to locate notes to form chords using modes of the major scale.
Learn to construct:
Major Chords and there extensions. Major, Major 7th, Major 9, Major 11, Major 13.
Dominant 7th chords with there extensions. 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th.
Minor Chords with their extensions.
Guitar modes now offer bookings for group sessions.
We are beginning our Seminars on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia in 2011. Venues will be schools, churches, music shops, meeting rooms, function rooms.
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