The modes of the major scale have been used for centuries as a compositional tool and as a source for improvisation. This excellent DVD series will to take you through each of the modes step by step so that you will be able to improvise, compose and recognize modal music. Each DVD includes licks in the style of a featured artist and a guitar jam track.
Danny Gill is a former pupil of Joe Satriani, and co-author of the Musicians Institute Rock Lead Guitar series. His songs have appeared on numerous TV shows including ‘The Osbournes’ as well as motion picture soundtracks such as ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Under Siege.’
The Ionian Mode tutorials include; 5 patterns of the Ionian mode, 7 three note per string patterns, creating chords using the Ionian mode, connecting the neck, Ionian mode licks including sequences, bending and double stops, 3 licks in the style of Slash.
The Dorian Mode tutorials include; Dorian scale patterns, finding the relative major scale (Ionian mode), superimposing triads, finding the right note, creating Dorian chord progressions, dorian mode licks including alternate picking and tremolo picking, 3 licks in the style of Santana.
The Phrygian Mode tutorials include; Phrygian scale patterns, finding the relative major scale, creating Phrygian chord progressions, phrygian mode licks including sweep picking, hammer ons and pull offs and pre-bends, solo development, recognizing phrygian songs, 3 licks in the style of Yngwie Malmsteen.
The Lydian Mode tutorials include; Lydian Scale Patterns, finding the relative major scale, recognizing and creating Lydian chord progressions, lydian arpeggios, lydian mode licks including tremolo bar techniques and harmonics, 3 licks in the style of Steve Vai.