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More on modes here – http://www.fretjam.com/guitar-modes.html Modes and modal theory is often seen as more complex than it actually is. Learn what modes are and how they differ from regular…

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  • Michal Foster 2 years ago

    It finally clicked bro.

  • Yannick Janssens 2 years ago

    Very good explanation! Thanks.

  • Paul Puzzler 2 years ago

    Oh my, you deserve a VIP place in paradise for even me stupid russian guy
    got the whole idea of modes within 7 minutes. God bless you, man!

  • Edin Mustafic 2 years ago

    OMG! Thanks a lot man. This really helped. So simple…

  • Wasim Bhai 2 years ago

    Guitar paradise awaits u

  • Tim Myles 2 years ago

    Nice Presentation…. good accent…sounds like George Harrison is teaching
    us.

  • downhill240 2 years ago

    Your lens are very well prepared. They certainly make me focus. Thanks for
    sharing!! 

  • Bryant Mejia 2 years ago

    Without a doubt, these are the best music theory lessons on YouTube. Very
    easy to comprehend, and taught in a way so you can hold onto the knowledge
    and apply it to your playing. Keep up the great work!

  • Maria Resendiz 2 years ago

    the end scared me…

  • razza9 2 years ago

    this is great! Thanks heaps !

  • Bobby Dhal 2 years ago

    you have unlocked the universe !!!
    thank you thank you 

  • Andropidus 2 years ago

    he buscado en español pero no hay nada con el nivel de profesionalismo q
    aqui muestras y es una verdadera pena, saludos
    espero puedas subir todo esto en español
    se q es mucho pedir pero se q eres un profesional
    gracias
    

  • jatza07 2 years ago

    I tried to understand and be able to play it so many times (I’m 30 now )
    and I feel like I will never be able to get it and freely play :( Damn….

  • Andropidus 2 years ago

    en español por favor! están bastante buenos
    gracias x tu tiempo
    saludos

  • Michael Crutcher 2 years ago

    This is an interesting way to think of scales. I always tell my students
    that improvising led guitar is not that difficult, it just takes listening
    to what you’re playing and reacting with what your ears hear as
    complimenting what you’ve already played. Composing melodies on the fly.

  • mark smith 2 years ago

    Best explanation out there

  • fretjam.com 2 years ago

    @nilla003 in the case of I IV V, the tonic would be C major so yes, the
    scale would be based on the major (Ionian) scale. If you played Lydian from
    the root of F, it would still be C major because that’s the tonic chord of
    the progression.

  • James Monty 2 years ago

    this is absolutely crystal clear man!!! thanks so much, great video! i love
    you!!

  • Richard Ebdon 2 years ago

    Thanks a lot for that. Cheers.

  • Roberto sessantotto 2 years ago

    Sorry, that’s my bad, I thought you were talking about the scale’s 4 notes
    harmonization (1,3,5,7).

  • RawkinOutt 2 years ago

    @fretjamdotcom I think I’ll do just that. I haven’t checked out any of your
    other videos yet, but you’re the first person that actually helped me make
    some sense of modes. I’ll check out some more of your vids. Thanks =]
    Subscribed.

  • td7474 2 years ago

    The opening dialogue is awesome! LMFAO!!!

  • MFBreadCrumbs 2 years ago

    So, let’s take the major pentatonic scale, for example. The major
    pentatonic scale has 5 different “boxed” positions across the fretboard.
    Would each of these positions be a different mode? (ie – in the key of C,
    the scale position starting on the note C would be the Ionian mode, the
    scale position starting on D would be the Dorian mode, etc.)?

  • Oleg Astakhov 2 years ago

    (Message part 2 of 2) But I guess more appropriate would be to count
    difference of sharps/flats against the related minor/major key. For
    instance, “E Phrygian” is Minor and not Major because “E Minor” has 1
    sharp, while “E Major” has 4 sharps. So, the only difference between “E
    Phrygian” and “E Minor” is 1 sharp. I believe that’s why it’s Minor (cause
    it’s “closer” to the “actual minor”)

  • chewiefrost 2 years ago

    At last, it all makes sense now. Great video.

  • gregus766 2 years ago

    I don’t understand, guys. Help me ! Why we have to the diagram and what is
    half ? How to use mode? What’s difference of mode and note?

  • Richard Aseldo 2 years ago

    perfect!! you’ve really made the complicated so simple on this vid :) )
    thanks!

  • fretjam.com 2 years ago

    Thanks to all who commented. Remember, this is just an introduction to a
    larger series on the site which looks at each mode individually.

  • Wes Holden 2 years ago

    Your voice is fine bro. This is a lesson, so u should sound instructive.
    Also, I don’t know why this dude is trying to voice coach you. He must be
    an effing manch, right?

  • fretjam.com 2 years ago

    The minor modes are minor because they contain a minor 3rd (b3) interval.
    The major modes contain a major 3rd (3) interval. Locrian is diminished
    because it contains a diminished 5th (b5) interval.

  • corporacionmonstruo 2 years ago

    why you need to know modes?

  • cyberflea07 2 years ago

    Hi there,I’ve just noticed how the descending intervallic relation of each
    mode reflects an other mode:ionian is an upside down phrygian,lydian is an
    upsidedown locrian and mixolydian is an upside down aeolian…except for
    dorian which reflects it self….! does this have any practical aplication
    or is it just coincidence? thanx for your lessons

  • TheDatanet 2 years ago

    im surprised nobody has commented about the scale within a scale

  • KILL3RKI3R4N 2 years ago

    flippin awesome lesson, i will be able to advance further in my guitar
    playing :)

  • greywolf271 2 years ago

    Nothing wrong with your voice mate. I’m Aussie and I can understand you
    clear as daylight. You have to wonder if the commenter is English speaking
    or not. And you’re quite right in the 2nd video, music theory seems to
    complicate explanations unnecessarily.

  • fretjam.com 2 years ago

    @cisco2fun1 There are no augmented (major 3rd, #5) modes within the major
    scale system. There are, however, augmented modes within melodic minor and
    harmonic minor. I’ll cover these modal systems at some point.

  • Gizele Aguiar 2 years ago

    Seu canal é muito inteligente. Gostei.

  • Richard Ebdon 2 years ago

    It becomes clear in your video at 3:36 what modes are.This is when you show
    the interval steps for the Mixolydian Mode, below the interval steps for
    the Major/ Ionian Mode. The point I’m trying to make is that it makes clear
    the distinction between the “Parallel Method” of looking at modes and the
    “Relative Method” of looking at modes. So if I am in F Major, and I play
    notes from C – Bb, using these intervals, does it mean I have played the C
    Mixolydian scale? Thanks.

  • Jason Keane 2 years ago

    Thanks for this! Your videos and site are really helpful. But seriously,
    what’s the point of the scary thing at the start and end of videos?

  • RawkinOutt 2 years ago

    Well, I do have a better understanding of what modes are, and I understand
    how they can immensely improve your soloing/overall playing… But damn
    it’s intimidating. The learning curve seems a bit over whelming, especially
    to a self taught guitarist who’s already lacking in music theory.

  • slicknick1866 2 years ago

    Aeolian you would play in the A minor position if your starting a song in
    the C major(ionian position). If your playing Cmajor(lydian)..you would use
    Dorian in the A minor position..and if your using mixolydian..you would
    phyrgian.Basiclly the 3 major modes have 3 relative minor modes
    IONIAN=AEOLIAN LYDIAN-DORIAN MIXOLYDIAN=PHYRIGIAN *NOTE, you must be 3
    frets down from the major note your using to apply these relative minor
    scales. hope i made sense,feel free to ask me any questions ill try&.