Guitar Modes Tab & Fretboard Diagrams: Complete Lesson – Learn How To Use Modes In Your Solos

guitar modes

Welcome to our complete guide to guitar modes and modal playing. By the end of this page you’ll be able to incorporate modes into your own guitar solos and songs.

Modes are widely used in lead guitar improvisation. This page shows you how to construct and play modal scales on the guitar. Scale diagrams and tab are provided, so there’s no need for you to be able to read music in order to start experimenting with modes.

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Christmas Guitar Tabs & Chords

christmas guitar tabs

Christmas Guitar TABs, notation, chords and lyrics – all in one book! Give your own recital or use the arrangements to accompany a singer or choir. Play sample pieces below.

• Christmas guitar TABS

• Printable sheet music download

• Fingerstyle arrangements for beginner and intermediate players.

• Notation, Chords & Lyrics are all included.

• 14 famous Christmas songs.

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Improvisation With The Mixolydian Scale

Improvisation With The Mixolydian Scale

This is a guitar lesson on improvisation with the Mixolydian scale. It includes an example solo and backing tracks that you can play along with. Improvisation With The Mixolydian Scale: Introduction The Mixolydian scale is a modal scale. It is formed from a major scale, starting and ending on the fifth degree. You can find out …

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Improvisation With The Dorian Scale

Improvisation With The Dorian Mode

This is a guitar lesson on improvisation with the Dorian scale.

You’ll find one way of playing the Dorian scale further down the page, but jf you don’t know what the Dorian scale is, or if you want to know how to play it in other fretboard positions, you can find out here: Dorian Scale Guitar.

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Improvisation With Jazz Minor Scale

This is a guitar lesson on how to use the Jazz Minor Scale in improvisation. The jazz minor scale can be used to improvise over minor 6th (m6), minor/major 7th (m/M7) and other minor chords. It produces some unusual melodic flavours, as it contains both major 6th and major 7th tones, which are not found …

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Harmonic Minor Scale Guitar

The harmonic minor scale is one of several minor guitar scales that can be used in improvisation. The harmonic minor scale is so named because, particularly in baroque and classical times, it was this scale, rather than (for example) a natural minor or melodic minor scale, which would have been used to harmonise music in a minor key.

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