MODES for GUITAR: A brief introduction.
The purpose of this book was to demystify modes and equip anyone, even those with NO KNOWLEDGE of music theory with sufficient understanding of what modes are and where you need to put your fingers in order to make these sounds so that you can then start noodling yourself over single chords or modal backing tracks.
This point is where the true learning begins.
While I do look briefly at how and where you can apply modes these sections are intentionally VERY BASIC. Hopefully just enough information to not overload a beginner but enough that they can get their fingers and most importantly ears working on modes.
The book does come in at about 100 pages of content plus 30 pages of appendices that explain any of the terms used in the book but please don't be put off by that. It's virtually all really helpful diagrams and running through the basic concept for all seven modes for completeness does eat up a lot of pages.
I would strongly recommend reading up to "04 RELATIVE MAJOR and MINOR SCALES." before skipping ahead. TRUST ME :-)
I also use 3NPS patterns throughout the book to illustrate how the modes extend across and are played anywhere on the neck simply because they extend over the neck more consistently than non-3NPS patterns. I have included non-3NPS diagrams in APPENDIX 6 if you prefer to avoid some of the wider stretches in the 3NPS patterns.
So... scroll down and content awaits!
02 THE MAJOR SCALE or IONIAN MODE.
03 THE NATURAL MINOR SCALE or AEOLIAN MODE.
04 RELATIVE MAJOR and MINOR SCALES.
11 APPLYING MODES OVER CHORDS AND RIFFS.
13 MODAL CHORD PROGRESSIONS/ROMAN NUMERAL SYSTEM.
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