Modes ( another way to learn it?)
Hello Emil, thank you for the lessons.
I learned the scale with another way. I don’t know if it’s good or not. Can you tell me what do you think about it:
For G major scale, I learned the only one position from G to G in all G notes of the neck. It’s always the same position except from the G string because of the changes between G and B string. ( I also learned it by starting the G note with my little finger.) based on the CAGED system
For a dorian mode, I know that it’s a 3b, 6, 7 so I only change the finger position of my 3 and 7Maj and it’s always the same at all the G notes on the neck.
It’s the same for all the modes. For Lydian I only change my 4th.
It also allows me to know all the notes of the whole sleeve
Do you think it’s another good way to learn that or not?
emilernebro last edited by emilernebro
I'd say that there is never a "best" way to learn scales and modes, but finding your OWN way is usually a really good thing because then you'll really remember it - and that's what you've done!
A few things;
It might've been a typo but remember that the dorian mode has a b7 and not a major 7th.
The most important thing is to start hearing the differences between the modes. If you really practice the patterns of the major scale, you'll get it into your fingers, and since all the notes of all the modes are in that one scale - it helps so much just practicing that scale over and over (preferably to a backing track or similar) until you feel free on the fretboard. You should be able to say, "ok, now I'm going to improvise within the framework of Bb major..".. then you change key to any random key, like E majord, then C major etc... just so that you understand how the scale is laid out on the fretboard - and how it sounds. Make sure to practice it without looking at the fretboard too.
Let me know if you have any other questions or thoughts on this!
By the way, so sorry for the late reply Frederick - I've been away from the computer over Christmas/New Years but I'm back on track today!