MODE SECRETS for the GUITAR – Lesson 7

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  1. OneEyE Monster

    I used the Pentatonic VARIATION 3….They have 3 options/passing notes,
    It helped me learn and play modes from other scales quicker and easier…becuase
    my fingers, brain. ears where familar with playing those notes already…
    Until i can get more familar with the 9 parallel scales and the 63 modes in them.

    Learning/navigating the MAJOR pentatonic. Made a big difference…becuase my
    band also played country music. i had to play it different to achieve that type of
    sound. i hated the Major pentatonic or dont like country music much. I hate Jazz too.
    Im more of a bluesy. rock. metal kind of player. i can play the minor pentatonic
    in my sleep……I shred aimlessly for years…I got away with it because I was
    fast and got many many riffs under my belt.
    Plus i did a lot of recording
    But I was playing the same old stuff over and over again.
    Felt like I was in a RUT…didnt fully grasp and wonder how my guitar heros
    can play all the cool music/sounds and rock out like crazy axe men on stage..
    There had to be a simple way to it….becuase half of those guys were drunk/high..
    banging their heads…playing it and making it look EASY too….
    They're just PEOPLE….
    Plus people made music theory complicated….
    WELL….MUSIC THEORY isnt COMPLICATED…IT's SIMPLE

    Learning the DOMINANT PENTATONIC…Made a big improvement.
    It's not in one of the minor pentatonic modes…It's an entirely different scale.
    It is what it is…I had to see that dominant shape on the entire fretboard
    and navigate it…i had to locate the Maj3 and b7 combo…or train my fingers
    to play the Maj3…instead of the b3….especally when the ROOT is on the
    G string..the b3 or maj3 is on the B string.

    Anyways……
    MAJOR penta
    1….x….2…..x….3……………5…x…6………………8

    min penta
    1……………b3…x…4….x….5…………….b7…x….8

    dominant

    1..x…2….x….3………………5…………….b7…x…8

    here are a list of dominant ish modes from the other parallel scales

    You can modulate….the same as you did with the minor pentatonic
    as a skeleton over any min chord.

    2 ,6 = dorian
    b2, b6 = phryian
    2, b6 = aeo
    b2, b5, b6 = loc

    Over any dominant chord

    mix
    mix b2
    mix b6
    mix b2, b6

    mix #4
    mix #2, #4
    mix b2, #4

    loc b4
    phry b4
    loc b4 maj6

    The 9 parallel scales ( 7 modes ea= 63 modes)

    b6 = Harmonic MAJOR
    b3 = melodic min
    b3, b6 = Harmonic min

    b2, b3 = melodic minor b2
    b2, b3, b6 = harmonic min b2

    b3, b5 = melodic min b5
    b3, b5, b6 = Harmonic min b5 ( III of HUNGARIAN MAJOR)

    b3 #4 = melodic min #4 ( lydian b3 = IV of Harmonic MAJOR)
    b3, #4, b6 = Double harmonic min….aka Hungarian Minor

    b3, b6, b7 = Natural minor

    anyways…
    The other minor ish modes will be like this

    dor b2
    dor b5
    dor #4
    dor b2, #4…..ect

    aeo b5
    aeo #4

    There;s actaully not that many..if you break down
    between major and min…it's only around 30 plus each…
    NOT HUNDREDS or THOUSANDS

    The b3, b6, b7 are also the second arpeggio of the I. IV . V chords
    The #4 will also be the second arpeggio of the II chord…

    example…..just practice changing the I, IV, V..chords from major to min
    or visa versa.

    C Maj F min G7 ( harmonic MAJOR)

    A min….D min….E min
    A min D min E7
    A min D 7 E7

    Amin B7 E maj7

    or you can play B7 into E min

    or like this
    G7 into C MAjor or C min
    E7 into A Major or A min

    The Harmonic min b2 or melodic min b2
    will help you cycle down to the 4th..or the Bb note/chord get inserted
    If you use Melodic min b2…it'll simply turn the Bb chord into an Augmented chord.

    If you see Bbmaj7…while in A min…it's just the b2 chord

    if you see the F# chord while in A min it's just VI chord of melodic min or Melodic min #4
    Aeo b5….
    Dor b5

    Keys are just PITCH….9 scales…7 modes -ea

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