The topic of modes is perhaps the most misunderstood topic in all of music. Most guitarists struggle to understand what modes are, how modes are used, and why modes matter.
But it doesn’t need to be this way. The truth is, the modal concept is very simple and very useful. It’s easy to play modes and modal sounds are heard in all styles of popular music.
Whether you aim to be a better lead guitarist, better rhythm guitarist, better song writer, or you just want to know why your favorite songs sound so good, getting to know modes is essential.
Here in Fretboard Theory Chapter 8, you play modal chord progressions and modal scales, and you see how everything relates to popular songs so you connect what you learn to something familiar.
Along the way, I dispel common myths guitar players have about modes so you understand modes correctly and no longer have confusion.
This video instruction is splintered off of the complete guitar theory video series, Fretboard Theory.
In order to fully take advantage of the modal concept, you need to be familiar with major scale patterns and the number system used to play chord progressions. Major scale patterns are taught in Fretboard Theory Chapter 5. Chord progressions are taught in Chapter 6.
Testimonials“This video nails the modal concept and is down to earth enough to put it in terms that could be easily understood. Desi 'gets it', teaches in a way that is non-threatening, communicates really well, and reinforces the concepts over and over again. The ONLY modal instruction you will ever need! After watching this video twice I was ripping Phygian and Mixolydian leads among others with ease!” -Gil V."I'm a bit ticked off. For the past 30 years, no one has been able to properly explain modes to me. This video has cleared the whole thing up. Desi is an excellent teacher. I would recommend all of his videos. I just wish I had them many years ago!" -G.P."I have been playing guitar professionally for over 30 years and I must say after viewing it, that it has to be the best video lesson on the modes that I have ever seen. This one excels because the teacher use examples from popular songs to illustrate each mode. He also reveals a very simple 'secret' about modes that completely demystifies the subject and makes you realize immediately why you were so confused. I highly recommend this video." - A.C."I've bought probably 30+ books and videos on playing better and learning this and that over the years. This one is easily in the top 3. The material will add to your playing about 100 times what it costs." -Scott T.
Fretboard Theory Chapter 8 Modes Includes:
- Over 2 hours of video instruction
- Resource doc with song lists and backing tracks
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