I love playing with the different modes on guitar! It is so cool to think that these scales, that were so popular hundreds and hundreds of years ago, that fell out of favor in the classical period of European music, have made such a comeback in Jazz and Rock and Blues. And being able to add some modal flair to your playing is such a great skill to have. However, understanding Modes is quite a feat at first!
If you are newer to guitar, or newer to learning your music concepts, (theory) then the modes are no doubt baffling as all get out. But don’t worry! Just read on….
Because here’s the thing- the modes are just different scales. They’re just different patterns of whole steps and half steps. They’re simply different versions of your major and minor scales, with some added tweaks that give them a very cool feel.
But, if you don’t know how your basic major and minor scales work, in a really thorough way, then the other modes (yes, major and minor scales are modes too) will always remain a mystery.
So your best bet for learning the modes, is making sure you’ve really got your basic music theory down first.
But once you do have that basic music theory down, the modes will start to make sense, I promise. And when you go through your modal mastery course, with all of the explanations from your pdf book, the accompanying videos, and the backing tracks to play with, you’ll not only understand how modes on guitar work, you’ll have a ton of experience putting them to good use.
There are 7 major modes you’ll learn in my guitar lessons:
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s Jump In, and get started!