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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.

Chord Structure using Double Stop Harmony (March 2011)

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 to Learn Chord Structure (March 2011)

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 Seminars (February 2011)

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.

All Starting Positions for 2 Note Harmony (January 2011)

Guitar Modes method Lesson page will give you the formula to locate starting positions for double stop harmonies (2 note) from the major scale and all the modes of the major scale.

The required notes are the 1st and 3rd notes of the major scale and 1st and 3rd notes of each mode of the major scale.

For example, there are 6 starting positions for major modes based on the root note (starting n

Double Stop Harmony in 5ths for the Pentatonic Scale (January 2011)

Double stop harmonies are a great asset for improvising over Pentatonic scales. This is a way to diverge from power chords and turn 5ths into resourses for soloing across the fretboard.

We have simple formulas that will allow you to understand the concepts in minutes. Just by using the notes from the Pentatonic scale.

Modal Harmony in 5ths (January 2011)

Guitar modes .com.au has a formula for playing harmony in 5ths in the Myxolydian mode.

Modal Harmony for 2 Guitars (January 2011)

Did you know you can learn to player double stop (2 note) harmonies for 2 guitars easily using the Guitarmodes method.

Once you have learnt the basic method all concepts become accessible.

You will learn that by playing different modal harmonies and inversions together, other concepts will reveal themselves.

It is great to have the knowledge to understand how to use 5ths, not just as powe

Mode and Music Theory Lessons for DJs (January 2011)

Modes theory is an important concept for music writing.

Pentatonic Scales Over Modes (January 2011)

Guitarmodes has another unique simple teaching method, this time for locating and playing minor Pentatonic scales across the fretboard at the same time as playing major modes.

This is an exercise in bringing major modes and pentatonic scales together as one, as they should be taught initially.


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