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How To Play Guitar part 4

How To Play Guitar video series part 4! In this final part of the How To Play Guitar video series I take a super simple I – VI – II – V progression and apply the modes accordingly. The I chord would have Ionian, the VI chord Aeolian, the II chord Dorian and the V [...]

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How To Play Guitar part 3

How To Play Guitar video series, part 3! In this part of the How To Play Guitar series I talk about how to turn pentatonic shapes into modal shapes. This means that those open position chords you all ready know turned into barre chords, which turned into pentatonic shapes and now modes. You have built [...]

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Every note has Overtones Every note created by a string (as discussed in how many notes in an octave?) not only has the note you hear, it also has harmonic overtones. These natural overtones of a note are the 3rd and 5th of that original note. This means that, should you have three strings playing: [...]

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Playing Modally

What do people mean when they say play modally? Following on from my last blog about Guthrie Govan scales I’d like to clear a few things up about what it means to “play modally”. I see a lot of communication breakdown over this so I thought I’d share some light on what playing modally is [...]

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How Stairway To Heaven use modes

Stairway To Heaven, a modal masterpiece! Stairway To Heaven, the most unlikely hit of all time. No other tune has been requested more on the radio in the U.S.A. Before we dive into the modal works of this tune let’s look at all the reasons for why this shouldn’t have been a hit! The vocal [...]

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