Aeolian

Intro

Aeolian - Intro

Learn how to play the Aeolian mode!

Find the Aeolian Intro below.

Em shape

Aeolian Em shape

The 2nd most common scale shape for guitar solos!

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Am shape

Aeolian Am shape

Learn how to play the Am shape Aeolian mode!

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Dm shape

Aeolian Dm shape

Learn how to play the Dm shape Aeolian mode!

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Gm shape

Aeolian Gm shape

Learn how to play the Gm shaped Aeolian mode!

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Cm shape

Aeolian Cm shape

Learn how to play the Cm shaped Aeolian mode!

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Connect Shapes

Connect Aeolian Shapes

Learn how to Connect all Aeolian shapes!

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Cycle Of 4ths

Aeolian Cycle Of 4ths

Run the Aeolian mode through the Cycle Of 4ths!

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Improvisation

Aeolian Improvisation

Learn how to improvise with the Aeolian mode!

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The Aeolian mode belong to the VI chord!

Also known as the natural minor scale, the Aeolian mode is the most common minor mode.

Most big hits in minor are at home in Aeolian.

The best way to approach this scale is to add two notes to the minor pentatonic scale.

Study the diagram below and make sure you can see the connection between the Aeolian mode and the minor pentatonic scale.

Only two notes have been added, the 2nd and the b6th!

Minor Pentatonic:1
 m3
4
5
 b7
Aeolian: 2
   b6
 

Character: Aeolian is often referred to as having a sad sound

Soloing: Use Aeolian when you play busy rock solos or whenever you play over the VI chord.

Practice the Aeolian mode like this:

  1. Chord shape
  2. Minor Pentatonic
  3. add 2nd
  4. Minor Pentatonic
  5. add b6th
  6. Minor Pentatonic
  7. Aeolian
  8. Chord shape

To see the Aeolian mode move around the guitar neck in different keys and shapes, use Chordacus.

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