I am hopelessly confused......havent really read up scales yet... :o ...
hmmmm....long way to go
newaz...great guide dimebag.....
hey dimebag....thanks for aaallll that explanation. but i already know all tht!! i know that there are modes u can create using the harmonic n melodic minor scales. imagine, 7 modes each for them too!!! u get stuff like super locrian, mixo b6, lydian #5, n stuff ladat.........
i howver fail to understand how theyre used in improvising...!
Let me be more specific: Ive read many places that modes are used to improvise with. now how does one do tht?
if i take G mixolydian for eg, i can compose a song, using all the chords of the scale. but that is, if i take the g mixo as a separate scale. it is, afetr all, a new scale, which has nothing to do the major scale. of course, it containsd the same notes as c major does.... butthats it. after its derived, its a whole new scale, with its unique interval structure....
BUT WHATS EATING ME is how the hell it is used in improvsing?
suppose im playing a song in d major, n if i wanna start playing a solo or anythig ladat, where do modes come in?
there, back to square one.....
im not asking nethinf bt modes after this.....its exasperatin ....
but am gonaa find out one day@!!!!!11
it is simply another major scale
theoretically it is possible to use ONE fretboard "pattern" which covers all modes & in this case all major scales
application IMO is "use your ears" or know the chord you are playing over
take this -
MODE CONTAINS THE SAME NOTES AS
ionian same fret
dorian 2 frets down
phrygian 4 frets down
lydian 7 frets up
mixolydian 5 frets up
aeolian 3 frets up
locrian 1 fret up
so taking this ( "X" aeolian) pattern
that pattern becomes whichever "mode" depending on the chord played
or it can be moved to become "X" mode as above
note how thatpattern contains the pent minorionian = maj, maj7, maj9, maj13
dorian = min, min7, min9, min11, min13
phrygian = min, sus4b9, dom7#9, dom7b9
lydian = maj7, maj7#11, maj9#11
mixolydian = dom7, dom 9, dom13
aeolian = min, min7
locrian = min7b5
to improv over a "A maj7#11" chord - from the above you need to uase "lydian"
so you need to play "A lydian"
now.....I AM thoroughly confused!!!
anyways, forget it.....n thanks anyway dimebag.
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