The modes of the major scale have been used for centuries as a compositional tool and as a source for improvisation. This excellent video series will to take you through each of the 7 modes step by step so that you will be able to improvise, compose and recognize modal music. Each feature includes licks in the style of a featured artist and a guitar jam track.
The Ionian Mode tutorials include; 5 patterns of the Ionian mode, 7 three note per string patterns, creating chords using the Ionian mode, connecting the neck, Ionian mode licks including sequences, bending and double stops, 3 licks in the style of Slash.
The Dorian Mode tutorials include; Dorian scale patterns, finding the relative major scale (Ionian mode), superimposing triads, finding the right note, creating Dorian chord progressions, dorian mode licks including alternate picking and tremolo picking, 3 licks in the style of Santana.
The Phrygian Mode tutorials include; Phrygian scale patterns, finding the relative major scale, creating Phrygian chord progressions, phrygian mode licks including sweep picking, hammer ons and pull offs and pre-bends, solo development, recognizing phrygian songs, 3 licks in the style of Yngwie Malmsteen.
The Lydian Mode tutorials include; Lydian Scale Patterns, finding the relative major scale, recognizing and creating Lydian chord progressions, lydian arpeggios, lydian mode licks including tremolo bar techniques and harmonics, 3 licks in the style of Steve Vai.
The Mixolydian Mode tutorials include; Mixolydian Scale Patterns, finding the relative major scale, recognizing and creating mixolydian chord progressions, mixolydian arpeggios, mixolydian licks including 2 hand tapping and slides, the dominant pentatonic scale, combining mixolydian and blues, 3 licks in the style of Van Halen.
The Aeolian Mode tutorials include; Aeolian scale patterns, finding the relative major scale, recognizing and creating aeolian chord progressions, aeolian arpeggios, aeolian licks including intervallic soloing and string skipping, adding the blues note to the aeolian mode, 3 licks in the style of Michael Schenker.
The Locrian Mode tutorials include; Locrian scale patterns, finding the relative major scale, recognizing and creating locrian chord progressions, locrian arpeggios, locrian licks including legato technique, pick tapping and open string licks, 3 licks in the style of Joe Satriani.