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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..
Brandt
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[User Picture]From: ruditherudeboy
2006-07-28 08:44 pm (UTC)
Outside of Jazz and Classical, you don't get a very good chance to work with applying modes/modal theory...

So, I'd suggest go listen to as much Jazz and Classical music, preferably with sheet music by your side to follow along with.
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[User Picture]From: ruditherudeboy
2006-07-28 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I used to live in Eugene. I love teh Cherry Poppin daddies.
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[User Picture]From: dirty_deeds
2006-07-28 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'd disagree, modes are a pretty essential part of a lot of the music we hear (especially in pop and rock), at least in America...
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[User Picture]From: ruditherudeboy
2006-07-28 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, they are very much an essential part of music we hear, but actually working to apply and understand them in your basic pop and rock songs?
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