Overall Rating: 4.2 (of 5)
I Hate Modes
Everybody wants to know modes. I don't know why. They are pretty silly actually, and they don't make very good pets.
Seriously, I have pretty much abandoned modal thinking in most of my playing- I tend to think more chordally, with diatonic or superimposed triads and extensions or alterations. Sometimes the end result may sound modal, but it's a completely different thought process for me.
The smart thing to do is learn the Major Scale 1st. Here's one in "E" using open strings. It covers 2 octaves, but as long as you start and stop in "E", you will be OK.