Overview
Modes is greek for “moods”. There are specific instances where the chord progression determines the mood of the song, but sometimes not! Here's a way to flow in between moods using three major modes: Ionian (Major), Mixolydian and Lydian.

I go through 3 licks and move each one to a different mood... that makes 9 licks total!

The Ionian (Major) mode
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7

The Mixolydian mode
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – b7

The Lydian mode
1 – 2 – 3 – #4 – 5 – 6 – 7

Check out the tabs. Dig!

-Related Lessons-


0:36 – Major CAGED Chord Shapes | CO 1/10
0:48 – Major Scale Shapes | CO 7/10
1:04 – Mixolydian (Dominant) Scale (Whole Neck!)
1:22 – Lydian Scale (Whole Neck!)
1:52 – What's a Scale?! | UGT 1/8
3:05 – Building Chords?! | UGT 2/8
3:05 – What Are Modes?! | Theory
3:54 – Drone Backing Track “Nora” – A | 90
7:17 – Bending and Vibrato | Expressive Guitar Playing
7:17 – Hammer Ons & Slides

PDF's – Mixing Modes | Major, CAGED Chords Shapes, CAGED Scale Shapes, Mixolydian Scale Shapes, Lydian Scale Shapes, Modes, Theory



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