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  • #31
    Just downloaded it. Thanks!
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    • #32
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5xYTV4wpKE
      I don't give a d.a.m.n about hypes, fanclubs or tonal religions. All I care about is what works for me."...it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished." ~ Rod LiddleJROCKBRIDGE MUSIC

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      • #33
        I never understood modes in the sense of playing a D dorian or something like that. But I've always thought of it as I'm playing an C major scale on a D minor chord, which I guess is the same idea, really. So you don't have to memorize modes by mixolydian or myxomatosis or nickelodeon or those ridiculous names. Just being aware of the various moods and colors of various scales on top of each other is good enough, I think. This is where playing an instrument like piano helps, since it helps you establish an absolute frame of reference vs. a relative one.
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        • #34
          In case anybody wants an easy way to hear and understand by ear how these modes sound different when playing modally (think Jimmy Page lead in No Quarter), here is a link to a website that has 11 Sitar drones. I just downloaded all of them.



          http://mattotto.org/drones-and-pedals/
          I don't give a d.a.m.n about hypes, fanclubs or tonal religions. All I care about is what works for me."...it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished." ~ Rod LiddleJROCKBRIDGE MUSIC

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          • #35
            I found a really easy to remember pattern for roots in the first scale degree



            the first finger on the first occurence of pattern X is the root



            the second finger on the first occurence of pattern Y is the root



            the third finger on the first occurence of pattern Z is the root



            The method in this article is awesome. Best money I've ever spent on improving my playing and increasing my knowledge
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            • #36






              Quote Originally Posted by jrockbridge
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              In case anybody wants an easy way to hear and understand by ear how these modes sound different when playing modally (think Jimmy Page lead in No Quarter), here is a link to a website that has 11 Sitar drones. I just downloaded all of them.



              http://mattotto.org/drones-and-pedals/




              Thanks for the drones! Never drone alone......

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              • #37






                Quote Originally Posted by Meowy
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                I found a really easy to remember pattern for roots in the first scale degree



                the first finger on the first occurence of pattern X is the root



                the second finger on the first occurence of pattern Y is the root



                the third finger on the first occurence of pattern Z is the root



                The method in this article is awesome. Best money I've ever spent on improving my playing and increasing my knowledge




                And if you remember that there are 3 Xs in a row, it's always the second X that has the root (first scale starts on the second X).



                To remember all seven patterns, I noticed that Z always proceeds Y.



                That is, second scale is ZX and third is YZ. And sixth is ZZ and seventh is YY.

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                • #38






                  Quote Originally Posted by jrockbridge
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                  In case anybody wants an easy way to hear and understand by ear how these modes sound different when playing modally (think Jimmy Page lead in No Quarter), here is a link to a website that has 11 Sitar drones. I just downloaded all of them.



                  http://mattotto.org/drones-and-pedals/




                  Missed this somehow - thanks for this!



                  I've been using this method for a few days now, 15 minutes a day. It's great, wish I had thought of it.



                  Also working out some sliding patterns so all I play is X's in one run, Y's in another and Z's in another - cool way to think about these patterns.
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                  • #39
                    I'll see you all in an hour or two, help, I'm droning...



                    Thanks jrockbridge!
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                    • #40
                      This has been one of the best learning tools for me in my ~10 years of taking up guitar mid-life (at 39 y/o)



                      XX YY ZZ is so easy to remember going across strings and the need to only know the first 2 makes it even more intuitive. However, I am trying to find a similar memory tool when playing only on 1 or 2 strings or when sliding between patterns.



                      Does anyone have any "tricks" that apply to this method for moving up and down the fretboard?
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                      • #41

                        Does anyone have any "tricks" that apply to this method for moving up and down the fretboard?


                        I don't know if this answers your question, or if it's what you're looking for, but I did find this pattern allows you to use a single X, Y or Z through the entire run:

                        In G:
                        Start at pos 1, XX (3'rd fret, low E)
                        After the third note of the second X, move up a whole step on the same string (from E to F# on the A string)
                        Do 2 X's on the next 2 strings
                        Again, move up a whole step from E to F# after the 2'nd X (on the G string)
                        Do an X on the B string and high E (don't forget to bump up one fret when shifting to the B string).

                        This pattern works with the Y and Z patterns as well, just jump a whole step after the 2'nd Y or Z - when it starts on a single pattern, jump up after the first one (on the low E string).
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                        • #42
                          Wag, I'm going to play around with that and see how it feels... Thanks. This method is the single best fretboard eye opener I've ever come across
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                          Yamaha THR5

                          For Sale:
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                          BG Pups Tele Set

                          Looking For:
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                          • #43
                            This may help... or not, lol



                            again, it works the same w/the other patterns, you move up a whole step after the second one, or if there is only one to start with on the E string after the first.

                            I plotted it out on fretboard paper to make it easier to see.

                            And I agree w/you, this system is great. I hope people support this guy by buying this for $.99 - he deserves it.
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                            • #44
                              Nice find OP... just bought it too... it's definitely a fresh look at how to approach different scale patterns.
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