See all the keys, modes, chords and arpeggios with the SWS!
Use the SWS to find what chords and therefore modes and arpeggios are available for each key.
Putting this together in the SWS and we get the diagram below. What’s important is that you both understand the concept and can play it!
|Add||4 + 7||2 + 6||b2 + b6||#4 + 7||4 + b7||2 + b6||N/A|
Your aim should be to naturally associate, for example, chord VI with a minor chord and a Minor Pentatonic. From these building blocks, we add the necessary intervals to build the mode.
Since they all relate to the same shape, this doesn’t take long to learn. The more songs you learn, the clearer the connection will be.
Possibly the best way to progress is to simply take an interest in whatever you can already play, translate the progression to numbers and start tracing scales.
It would be wiser to approach things this way, rather than trying to analyse a song you cannot yet play.
The SWS is a great tool to find whatever chords belong to what key, knowing this gives you the roman numeral and therefore the modes.