Connecting the fingerboard - Visualizing Modes

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  1. Guitarchitect

    Guitarchitect SS.org Regular

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    Hey Everyone,

    For those of you interested in connecting the fingerboard (in a way outside of CAGED), I've been excerpting and serializing my mode book online and have put some posts up on visualizing (and ultimately using) modes.

    All the examples are 6 string - but are applicable to 7/8 or anything else tuned in 4ths.

    The introductory concepts are pretty basic - but will get into more advanced ideas as it goes on. I should be on the Mel. Minor/Harm Minor chapters by October.

    This is just one approach among many other valid ones - but it may help you connect the fingerboard a little more.

    The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 1 – Seeing The Single String Major Scale « Guitarchitecture.org

    The GuitArchitect’s Guide To Modes Part 2 – Seeing The Two String Major Scale « Guitarchitecture.org

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    This may be helpful as well:

    Making Music Out Of Scales « Guitarchitecture.org

    Everything will get more in depth. But I hope it helps.

    If you're new to playing - you may want to check out some of the practicing posts on the site before digging in.
     
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    Good stuff
    Did you know that you can simply sharpen the root note of a major scale to create the seventh mode of melodic minor, the Altered scale?
     
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    Only had a brief look but this looks awesome, very thorough.
    Is it only online to view as a book or will there be a paper version? (Sorry I'm old fashioned.) :p
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys!

    I already have a couple of print books for sale but I wanted to have some free online resources up as well for people.

    Having said that - I will have the modes book for sale eventually in print form for people who want it. But for now - serializing it gives me a chance to expose people to my approach and gives me a chance to edit the text in a different mindset than I'd have with editing a full blown book.

    But if there are other questions/comments - I'll do my best to field them. It's also really helpful for me to see what clear in the text and what isn't. That'll help me edit it more effectively.

    a lot more stuff is coming up - including disecting individual mode...

    Thanks again!
     
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    I'd be definitely interested in a hard copy.
    Where do I sign up? Lol! :)
     
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    Thanks for the interest. You can just subscribe to the blog - then when any updates pop up - you'll get an e-mail.

    In the meantime here's part 5 of the series - using a single fingering pattern to play all the modes:

    http://guitarchitecture.org/2011/09...-modes-part-5-making-the-most-of-one-pattern/

    It's not the most efficient way to get around the fingerboard - but if you're only going to learn 1 shape - this isn't a bad one to know.

    I hope it helps!

    -Scott
     
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