Expand Your Mind With Modes

Shinedown Style Aeolian Progression

August 2, 2011 4 Comments

The Aeolian mode has a dark quality making it perfect for a hard rock band like Shinedown. We’ll show you how these guys might use this mode.

Santana Style Dorian Progression

August 2, 2011 No Comments

The Dorian mode is well known for its Latin sound, making it the mode of choice for a player like Carlos Santana. We’ll show you how he might use the Dorian mode.

Phoenix Style Ionian Progression

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Phoenix is an awesome pop band from France that often uses the Ionian mode to establish their catchy, groovy hooks. We’ll show you an example to illustrate their use of this mode!

Modes From A Scale

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Welcome to the world of modes! Don’t be scared though, we’ll break down this traditionally intimidating topic and make it super easy to grasp.

Modal Keys

August 2, 2011 No Comments

Now that we understand the basics behind modes, we’re going to see how we can create modal keys in order to write and understand music on a new level.

Metallica Style Phrygian Riff

August 2, 2011 No Comments

The Phrygian mode is a favorite among metal players for it’s dark, heavy quality. This Metallica inspired riff will show you how to get your metal on using this mode.

Joe Pass Style Locrian Progression

July 31, 2011 No Comments

Joe Pass is perhaps the greatest jazz guitarist of all time, so we choose to honor him with a tasty Locrian riff. Enjoy guys!

Foo Fighters Style Mixolydian Progression

July 28, 2011 No Comments

The mixolydian mode has long been a standby for rock music, and this Foo Fighters riff will give you a glimpse into what you can do with this versatile mode.

Filter Style Lydian Progression

July 28, 2011 No Comments

The lydian mode is often seen as the dream-like, spacy scale, and is used from time to time by alternative bands like Filter.