A lot of guitarists get confused by “modes”.
I know that I used to be one of those guys.
Yes, I used to scream “Help, I’m confused.”
But no more, and you don’t
have to be confused by modes either.
First of all — there’s a man who’s going to
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Now, I know this is a tiny bit complicated
and its probably a fail to try to explain
it in an email, but I’ll try anyway 🙂
All the various modes like “Ionian, Dorian, Mixolydian”, etc.
are really just the same as a major scale but starting
on a different note.
Still, there’s a lot of cool sounds you can create
by playing in various modes.
For example, a mixolydian mode means you’re
starting on the 5th note of the major scale…
So instead of C, D, E, F, G, A, B ,
which is a C major scale…
You could start on the G and play:
G, A, B, C, D, E, F.
This is almost just like G major,
except we’re playing F instead of F#.
Yep, G mixolydian is just like G major,
except the last note of the scale (the 7th)
is a full step lower than the root, rather
than a half step.
So you get a major scale with a flat 7th,
which is a Dominant 7 tonality.
(A G7 chord has the notes: G , B, D, and F)
Look, here’s all you really need to know:
You can play a lead or solo over
a G7 chord by using the G mixolydian
scale. (which is G, A, B, C, D,E, F)
And if you’re still confused, check out
the sound 🙂
Here Dokun plays a lead
here using mixolydian:
Learning how to use the various modes
to create “sweet guitar ear candy” is a huge
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