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Modal headache... [Jul. 28th, 2006|03:53 am]
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Im a guitarist, i've been playing for 14 years, im now 20. I am fairly new to music theory, i have taken guitar lessons (for a while from Jason Moss of the Cherry Poppin Daddies) and ive even taken a music fundamentals class, and i understand a lot but one thing that gets me time and time again are the modes *insert suspensful music here* Ive got the basic concept of the Maj scale modes but im having trouble applying that. Any suggestions or tips on learning to fully understand the modes?

Thanks for anyhelp..

[User Picture]From: dirty_deeds
2006-07-28 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what you are asking...could you expand?

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[User Picture]From: dirty_deeds
2006-07-28 03:31 pm (UTC)
Uh, that is, further explain your question. I don't actually need you to expand, although if you were capable of doing that I would be really impressed, and request some sort of video, and then probably post that video on youtube claiming that it was my idea, and get lots of 1nt3rn3t fame.
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[User Picture]From: musicman1804
2006-07-29 04:27 am (UTC)
Well, im not very good at wording things, and sadly no i cant expand on command so no fame for you. :( I play mostly progressive rock a lot like dream theater, i play lead guitar and i dont want to be stuck in a rut forever like i am now, and also i give guitar lessons so any knowledge is good i think regardless of wether or not i can apply it. I am basicaly asking for simplified ways of learning how the modes work, and how they are applied to chords. If this makes anymore sense,,i salute you.
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[User Picture]From: dirty_deeds
2006-07-29 01:23 pm (UTC)
this seemed to give me a lot of hits - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22modes%22+%22dorian%22

I think if you play progressive rock and give guitar lessons it's almost beyond essential for you to understand and be fluent in the basic diatonic modes.
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