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.
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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.
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