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Sick of playing the same old pentatonic licks? Want to learn the modes but confused by how they’re typically taught?
Your playing is about to take flight with Master the Modes — a simple method that will take your soloing to new heights.
Here’s what you get for $9.99:
|• 14 Jam Tracks||• 20-page digital book|
|• 14 Demo Tracks||• 60-minute Master Class|
The Trouble with Traditional Approaches to Learning the Modes
There’s plenty of free information about the modes on the Internet, but here’s the problem: it’s all based on the traditional approach, which is extremely confusing.
- The modes are typically presented like this: C Ionian, D Dorian, E Phrygian, etc. The trouble with this is that each mode sounds similar to the previous one. C Ionian doesn’t sound very different from D Dorian.
- Even if you can hear the differences between the modes using this approach, it is hard to know when and how you should apply them.
- Guitarists are often taught modes in the form of patterns on the fret board, but this unfortunately leaves them without much more than finger patterns and very little knowledge of how to apply the modes in a musical context.
Give the traditional approach a shot. If you get frustrated or confused, come back and try Master the Modes. You’ll immediately see the difference.
A New Way of Looking at the Modes
We struggled to understand the modes using the traditional approach for a long time, but it never made sense. After years of study and thought, we developed a new system that immediately lets you hear the unique sound of each mode and how it can be used in a musical setting.
Listen to the sample of Rob’s Master Class to hear this approach explained.
Here is the Master the Modes system spelled out in 30 seconds:
- Play each mode from the same root note. If you do this, you’ll immediately hear that C Ionian sounds very different from C Dorian, which sounds very different from C Phrygian, etc.
- The intervals in the scale (whole steps, half steps, etc.) give the mode its color. Intervals are the distances between notes (C to D is a whole step; C to C# is a half step).
Once you know the intervals for each mode, you’ll know which modes work with various chords and progressions. This is a lot easier than it may sound!
Guitarists—any musician, for that matter—who understand the modes possess one of the keys to making great, harmonically rich music. And now you can do the same.