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Guitar Modes
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Guitar modes are scales made from the major and minor scales.

Each one has a different feel and sound. 

Some are bright and cheerful, others are soulfull or sad. 

These are the way you express yourself with music. Played over different types of chords they can carry a whole different feel

Experimentation is your best friend for finding your sound. These guitar modes are just the start of learning the vocabulary of music. There are no limits here.

Each of the Modes have types of chords and chord progressions that they sound best over. These are talked about on the dedicated page for each type.

The 7 Guitar Modes

1. Ionian Mode - Major Scale

The Ionian mode is just another way of saying the major scale.

This has a upbeat happy feel to it. 

Links to dedicated Page, high quality pdf  and guitar pro files.

  1. Dedicated page for the Ionian mode.
  2. Pdf of the Ionian mode, major scale
  3. Guitar Pro File for the Ionian Scale, Major scale.
Ionian Guitar Mode

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2. Dorian Mode Guitar Scale

The Dorian mode has a soulful sound. It can be too heavy and soulful for me.

  1. Link to dedicated page for the Dorian Mode.
  2. Link to PDF of the Dorian Mode in all 5 positions.
  3. Link to Guitar Pro File for the Dorian Mode with tab.
Dorian Guitar Mode

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3. Phrygian Mode Scale

The Phrygian mode has a distinct Spanish feel to it. 

  1. Link to dedicated page on the Phrygian Mode Scale
  2. Link to PDF file of the Phrygian Mode Scale in all 5 positions
  3. Link to Guitar Pro file of the Phyrigian mode.
Phrygian mode guitar

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4. Lydian Mode Guitar Scale

The Lydian Mode scale is a dramatic sound. 

  1. Link to dedicated page on the Lydian Mode Guitar Scale
  2. Link to PDF file of the Lydian Mode Guitar Scale in all 5 positions
  3. Link to Guitar Pro File of the Lydian Mode Guitar scale Tab
Lydian Mode Guitar

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5. Mixolydian Mode  Scale

The Mixolydian Mode has a bluesy feel to it.

  1. Link to dedicated page for the Mixolydian Mode Guitar Scale
  2. Link to PDF file with all 5 positions of the Mixolydian Mode Guitar Scale
  3. Link to  Guitar Pro File of the Mixolydian Mode Guitar Scale Tab.
Mixolydian Mode Guitar

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6. Aeolian  Mode - Natural Minor

The Aeolian guitar mode is good to express the pain you are feeling in your fingers right now. 

  1. Link to page dedicated to the Aeolian Mode Scale.
  2. Link to PDF file with all 5 positions of the Aeolian, natural minor Scale.
  3. Link to Guitar Pro file of Aeolian, natural minor scale tab.
Aeolian - Natural Minor Scale

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7. Locrian Mode Guitar Scale

The Locrian Mode has a sinister sound to it. 

  1. Link to page dedicated to the Locrian Mode Guitar Scale.
  2. Link to PDF with all 5 positions of the Locrian Mode Guitar Scale
  3. Link to Guitar Pro file of the Locrian Mode Guitar Scale.
Locrian Guitar Mode

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