Scales and guitar modes are utilised as a basis for melody, improvisation and linking chords. A student may develop the knowledge with a formal approach either by private or institutional means.
The private teacher approach would allow for an agreement between the teacher and the student as to the lessons being formal (classic) or informal.
The simplest constuctive method for learning modes for the guitar is not by using charts with masses of dots. Guitarmodes provides simple shapes that take minutes to learn.
Push a button, here is your Dorian mode across the fretboard, is not the way to go for most students. The chart method can take many months. The system is freely available and is not a simplified method.
Guitarmodes will provide you with simple diagrams.
The outcome will be for you to play across the fretboard straight away.
Another benefit will be for you to recognise the modes that any other lesson from the internet or book is describing.
Guitarmodes method provides tab, musical notation, MIDI, Flash pictures and a verbal discription to aid in learning the method, although the pictures make the method obvious.
Guitarmodes theory method does not use note names, sharps or flats, half steps or whole steps, tone, tone semi tone even modal names are not necessary when learning this method. (Guitar modes without theory).
Guitarmodes offers the quickest way to play modes across the entire fretboard. You only need practice to become more fluent because the method is so simple and easy to apply.
It is important to use as many senses as possible when practising. You will find counting the degrees of the scales you are learning to be very benificial.
Guitarmodes is in a position to offer free guitar lessons that are not proprietry or protected by copyright law.
We are able to do this because the Guitarmodes method is unique. It provides a solid basis for a guitarist and should be used as a precursor for all types of lessons. It is a time saver for both student and teacher.
Guitarmodes method Lesson page once again simplifies this normally physicist baffling task.
Learn the NEW Guitarmodes method of playing across the fretboard and ALL lesson will become easy.
Use the Aeolian scale and sharpen the 5th degree of the related major scale (or raise the seventh note) to obtain the Harmonic Minor scale.
Blues Scales may be explained using the Major Pentatonic Scale as a basis.
Take a look at our Article on Major Pentatonic Scales.
You need only add one note to this scale to produce the (Minor) Blues Scale.
The much easier Guitarmodes method for playing the Blues Scale across the entire fretboard is provided in the Lesson page.
When you want to use the Blues Scale in the key of A, star
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Firstly locate the C Major scale, C D E F G A B then C.
Now locate the C Major Pentatonic Scale using these 5 notes from the C Major scale, C D E G A then C.
1 - C - 1st mode of the C Major Pentatonic Scale
2 - D - 2nd "
3 - E - 3rd "
5 - G - 4th "
6 - A - 5th mode of the C Major Pentatonic Scale (Also known as the A Minor Pentatonic Scale).
The first column of numbers indicate
Guitarmodes method is a pre cursor to all other lessons on the internet, in books and DVD's etc.
The list of web sites BELOW are of potential benifit and will be more easily understood after you have learnt the Guitarmodes method.
Our method will teach you to play across the entire fretboard in one lesson before learning theory.
This is an Article that provides a short cut method to learn to play all major modes using 2 frets on 6 strings.
10th fret: D G C F A D
12th fret: E A D G B E
To play in:
Ionian: C D E F G A B C use C note as backing.
Dorian: D E F G A B C D use D note as backing.
Phrygian: E F G A B C D E use E note as backing.
Lydian: F G A B C D E F use F note as backing.
Mixolydian: G A B C D E F G us
Guitarmodes will be providing information for the begginer in this Article.
We always recommend that a formal guitar teacher be considered.
Terminology will be kept at a basic level, respecting the new student's understanding of the language of music theory and the guitar.
We will work toward informing you of the concepts involved in learning the guitar.
Guitar modes are utilised to produce different sounds that relate to various styles and genre of music.
Selecting one note from the major scale will provide a starting point for a mode.
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