Chord Formulas (August 2010)

Apply numbers (degrees) to the C major scale.

C, D, E, F, G, A, B, D, F, A =
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13

CMaj or C = 1 3 5
CMaj7 = 1 3 5 7
CMaj9 = 1 3 5 7 9
CMaj11 = 1 3 5 7 9 11
CMaj13 = 1 3 5 7 9 13

Cmin = 1 b3 5
Cmin7 = 1 b3 5 b7
Cmin9 = 1 b3 5 b7 9
Cmin11 = 1 b3 5 b7 9 11
Cmin13 = 1 b3 5 b7 9 11 13

C7 = 1 3 5 b7
C9 = 1 3 5 b7 9
C11 = 1 3 5 b7 9 11
C13 = 1 3 5

Drop 2 Voicing Explained (August 2010)

This concept arises when constructing chord inversions utilising the degrees (notes) of a scale.

Remember, the 1, 3, 5, 7 is the basic major chord, not the first inversion.

Take the first inversion of a chord as an example.
The second last degree 1, 3, 5, 7 when constructing a chord, is placed first.

Guitar Modes 4 Note Harmony Method (August 2010)

Guitar modes method team have introduced the simple application of 4 note harmony/chord structure with chord inversions, into the Lesson page.
While all teachers suggest this to be an advanced lesson with much knowledge required before hand, you will find that learning 4 note harmony is just another basic outcome after learning the Guitarmodes method.

Guitar Modes Parallel and Relative Explained (July 2010)

Guitar Modes method teaches both these approaches in the first lesson.

Hirajoshi Scale Explained (July 2010)

Guitarmodes method Lesson page offers an easy way to play this 5 note Pentatonic scale across the entire fretboard.
C D Eb G Ab C.
If you do not play this scale or any scale regularly you may have a tendancy to forget your way across the fretboard. Just use the Guitarmodes method, with one pass you will have it back again.

Guitar Modes Lesson Extension (July 2010)

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Why is Guitarmodes Method so Cheap? (July 2010)

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We offer the method at a low price so that all musicians with access to a computer will have access to the lesson.

Guitar Modes Concept (July 2010)

Guitarmodes method is a simple concept that may be applied to any scale.

Teaching Modes for Guitar, A Work Tool (July 2010)

Guitar modes offers a method for teachers to explain modes and how to apply them. Not just modes from the major scale but modes of all scales.

Arpeggios Explained (June 2010)

Guitar modes method on the Lesson page gives you the knowledge to play all Arpeggios for all scales and their modes used for sweep picking across the fretboard. You will find this to be a simple process.

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Wholetone Scale Explained (June 2010)

The Wholetone scale is also known as the Augmented scale. Guitarmodes gives you a method to play this scale across the fretboard. Actually, this scale is very simple so you may feel you do not need a method.

There are 7 notes. Each note of the scale may be considered as the starting root note of the scale.

The Altered Scale Explained (June 2010)

Guitarmodes allows you to play all modes of the harmonic minor scale in a few minutes without the use of sharps or flats.

The altered scale. eg. C alt scale, is the seventh mode of the harmonic minor scale.

The word altered meaning that most of the notes in the scale have been made sharp or flat.


Tonal Centre Explained (June 2010)

The purpose of the Tonal Centre concept is to train your ear to be able locate a particular note that would be the route note in a scale.
Centre, refers to the route note of a scale having notes higher and lower.

C A G E D System Explained (May 2010)

The C A G E D system is mainly used to play the same chord along the fretboard using shapes of the open chords.
You could consider each of the shapes to be inversions of the C chord as you move up the neck.

It also assists with locating the positions for the major scale (in this case the C major scale).


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