The practical and most effective way to learn, understand and use modes is associating them to the chords (and inversions) they are related to, along the whole fretboard. And notice: each of the five shapes can be every one of the seven modes, depending where we place the root inside it!
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"As well as the usual ones, I'd play whole tone scales, diminished, dominant sevenths, and chromatic scales. Every chord form, all the way up, and this took an hour." - Joe Pass on practicing ... See MoreSee Less
Whether you play them by shifting your hand, by stretching your fingers, or simply by reaching some notes with tasty strings bendings, these unconventional shapes can be very useful to take your pentatonic playing to the next level.
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[Quick Tip] If you have trouble with chords inversions, guitarLayers allows you to calculate automatically inversions for any kind of chord, on a given string set, in real time. First select the string set you want to visualize the inversion on, and then select the inversions with the related button (or the < > arrows).
Some additional colors (degrees) you can add to your pentatonic Five Shapes to play the blues. Do not play them as a sequence, but listen from records and from the greatest players how to play and feel each of them.
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The IIm7 - V7 - Imaj7 progression is one of the most common chord progressions you can find in tunes of all genres, from popular to jazz music. Here three chord-scales shapes, very common among jazz musicians, to improvise on a Cm7 - F7 - Bbmaj7 progression. Practice with them and find your own sound 👇👇 ... See MoreSee Less