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.

Pentatonic Arpeggios for Guitar (November 2011)

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

Transposing for Guitar (November 2011)

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.

Building Fretboard Knowledge (October 2011)

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.

Guitar Modes Philosophy

Under every NOTE there is a CHORD.

Under every CHORD there is a RHYTHM.


EVERY time you play to an audience it should be the best you have played in your life. Look consistently for new ways to improve your performance.

Bands get good if they play live 3 times each week.

Harmonica notes and modes (August 2011)

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.

4 Notes Per String (June 2011)

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.

Guitar Solos Made Easy (June 2011)

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.

Learning Modes in the Key of C (May 2011)

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.

Scales, Modes and Chords for Guitar (April 2011)

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.

Guitar Modes, a Teachers Resource (March 2011)

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.


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