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 minor modes: Aeolian (Natural Minor), Phrygian and Dorian.

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

The Aeolian (Natural Minor) mode
1 – 2 – b3 – 4 – 5 – b6 – b7

The Phrygian mode
1 – b2 – b3 – 4 – 5 – b6 – b7

The Dorian mode
1 – 2 – b3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – b7

Check out the tabs. Dig!

-Related Lessons-


0:48 – What's a Scale?! | UGT 1/8
0:54 – Minor Scales Shapes | CO 8/10
1:14 – Phrygian Scale (Whole Neck!)
1:37 – Dorian Scale (Whole Neck)
3:07 – What Are Modes?! | Theory
3:07 – Building Chords?! | UGT 2/8
4:14 – Hammer Ons & Pull-Offs
5:58 – Bending and Vibrato | Expressive Guitar Playing

PDF's – Mixing Modes | Minor, CAGED Scale Shapes, Phrygian Scale Shapes, Dorian Scale Shapes, Modes, Theory


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