Music Fusion Posted November 24, 2018 Share Posted November 24, 2018 Hi folks: It has been a while since I've been here, but I have learned so much from this forum and I am very thankful. Through being here, i have learned how to apply the pentatonic scales throughout the neck and also how to move it back three frets to create a happier sounding scale. I also tried to learn the Aeolian, Dorian, Locrian etc modes, but I think I was chewing off more than i could chew all at once. So now I am circling back to the modes and learning how to apply them. this is where I need help. I found a youtube teacher who was very good at teaching the basics of the modes. So now I understand that the modes are implemented by having the "shape" start at the root note to "tonic" that you wish to start at. So for example, if i wanted to play the Dorian mode in A, I would make sure that I placed the first note of the Dorian 'pattern" on the A. So, for example, i'd start at the 5th fret of the low E string and I'd place my first finger there. I would then place my third finger on the 7th fret on that same string, and my pinky on the 8th fret of that same string. Then I would put my first finger on the 5th fret of the A string and my third finger on the 7th fret of that same A string. The next location would be the same formation, starting on the 7th fret of the A string I have three questions (to start with) 1. To continue with the Dorian scale, is it just a matter of continuing to place that shape further down the neck until you run out of frets? (understanding that when you get to the B string, you have to shift a fret) ? 2. What are the most common scales used in rock music? I heard it is the Dorian and Max.....? (however you spell that). Is that true? 3. What is the relationship between soloing with the pentatonic scale and the modes mentioned above? Can you start with a pentatonic approach and then switch over to a Dorian or Aeolian formation? Is that common? Thank-you Charles Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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