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Modal Mastery

Robert Strait (6655) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
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Welcome to my contribution to the tremendous wealth of material on modes, and congratulations on taking another step toward Modal Mastery!!! This lesson is for intermediated to advanced skill levels, and you can use this lesson primarily for "jam-track" accompianment by looping the main vamp sequences.

In this lesson, I will teach you a method that will allow you to create vamps for solo practice. You will be able to apply this technique to any diatonic scale or mode, and it will useful for play along jamming or even composition. Along the way, I'll give you some cool licks to experiment with!

If you are new to scales and modes, I strongly suggest that you first check out these excellent lessons:

Okay, on to the lesson!

Table of Contents Introduction The Ionian Mode Ionian lick The Dorian Mode Dorian lick The Phrygian Mode Phrygian lick The Lydian mode Lydian lick The Mixolydian Mode Mixolydian lick The Aeolian Mode Aeolian lick The Locrian Mode Locrian lick The Melodic Minor Scale Melodic minor lick The Lydian Augmented Scale Lydian Augmented lick The Lydian Dominant Scale Lydian Dominant lick The Mixolydian b6 Scale Mixolydian b6 lick The Super Locrian Scale (a.k.a. The Altered Scale) Super Locrian lick (Altered lick) The Harmonic Minor Scale Harmonic Minor lick The Ionian #5 Scale Ionian #5 lick The Dorian #11 Scale Dorian #11 lick The Harmonic Minor Dominant Scale Harmonic Minor Dominant lick