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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.

Free Modes Lesson Christmas Gift (December 2010)

Would like to offer a free user name and password for the Lesson page as a Christmas present to the first person who makes Contact via email.

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I have the priviledge of forwarding a user name and password to....Name Held, Merry Christmas.

Modal Harmony for Two or Three Guitars (December 2010)

Harmonies using Modes for 2 or 3 guitars is instantly accessible if you learn the Guitarmodes method, even for a beginner.

Play through each mode individually.

One musician plays the Ionian mode.
The second musician plays the Phrygian mode.
The third musician plays the Mixolydian mode.

Modes and Chords of the Pentatonic Scale Played Diagonally (December 2010)

Guitar modes .com.au has a unique simple formula to play the Pentatonic scale and all of it's modes diagonally across the fretboard as well as teaching how to make chords and arpeggios from the diagonal Pentatonic scale and each of the modes.

Please let us know if you have seen a pre todays date copy right method/lesson that offers this concept.

Guitar modes across the fretboard (December 2010)

Guitarmodes is dedicated to developing teaching methods for you to navigate the guitar fretboard.

You will gain the knowledge and be able to play vertically, horizontally, diagonally forward and diagonally back across the instruments fretboard.

Modes in One Position (November 2010)

Guitarmodes method provides a way to play one octave of each mode in one location. This is based on the Relative approach to modes.

This can be done for each major scale. Obviously by moving the fingering to the required starting position.

Build Diagonal Chords from Modes (November 2010)

The 1 3 5 7 9 11 and 3 5 7 9 11 13 are located diagonally to create major based chords such as C major 7th, Cmajor 9th etc.
The 5 7 9 11 13 1 3 are located diagonally to create all dominant 7th based chords such as C7th, C9th, C11th, C13th.

This is a small example of diagonal chord structure (chords sitting under 1 finger 1 fret similar to the open C chord formation) easily derived from the Gu

Modes (September 2010)

Have you been playing for a long time and wish you had learnt your modes years ago.
I was the same.

The idea came to me to figure out why I did not learn the modes. The major draw back now that I understand was:

There are 2 concepts involved when learning modes.

How to Play Diagonally Across the Fretboard (September 2010)

Guitar modes provides a very simple formula to play diagonally.


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