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Mode Workout

Jay McConnell (2030) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


The next 7 pages will each contain a mode chart and a groove based on that mode. The mode chart will only show one or two possible playing position and should be transposed to other regions of the fretboard.

At first, it may be difficult for you not to fall back into the PARENT KEY mode. This is natural and is a result of being hammered all of our lives by songs that feature the Ionian or Major mode. Through practice, you will hear that each mode is it's own entity and you will develop a feel for the type of "resting" quality that each HOME chord has.

On each groove I will also lay down some basic improvisation examples that I encourage you to turn off so you can improvise/solo. Set the LOOP to FOREVER for this.