Guitar Modes Lesson

Guitarmodes is in a position to offer free guitar lessons that are not proprietry or protected by copyright law.

We are able to do this because the Guitarmodes method is unique. It provides a solid basis for a guitarist and should be used as a precursor for all types of lessons. It is a time saver for both student and teacher.

There are valuable lessons located in other Articles sections where you will also find new information.

The following information will assist your developement in the future, it is not part of the Guitarmodes Lesson pages.

This is how a teacher would formally discribe each note of an octave. It is called the chromatic scale.
This example begins on the C note.

C - Root
C# or Db - Minor 2nd
D - Major 2nd
D# or Eb - Minor 3rd
E - Major 3rd
F - Perfect 4th
F# or Gb - Diminished 5th
G - Perfect 5th
G# or Ab - Minor 6th
A - Major 6th
A# or Bb - Minor 7th
B - Major 7th
C - Root (octave).

The same structure is used for an octave starting with other notes eg. D as the Root note, D# or Eb as the Minor 2nd etc.

This is how a formal teacher would discribe the structure of a major scale. It is an example of the C major scale. The numbers are called degrees of the major scale.

1 - C - Root
2 - D - Major 2nd
3 - E - Major 3rd
4 - F - Perfect 4th
5 - G - Perfect 5th
6 - A - Major 6th
7 - B - Major 7th

This is how a formal teacher would discribe the structure of the Harmonic Minor scale. It is an example of the C Harmonic Minor scale. The numbers are called the degrees of the Harmonic Minor scale.

1 - C - Root
2 - D - Major 2nd
3 - D# or Gb - Minor 3rd
4 - F - Perfect 4th
5 - G - Perfect 5th
8 - G# or Ab - Minor 6th
7 - B - Major 7th

The same structure is used for an octave of the Harmonic Minor scale starting with other notes (in a different key) eg. D as the Root note, E or Eb as the Major 2nd etc.

Guitarmodes method may be applied to all scales, so do not spend months trying to work out how to play these scales across the fretboard. Gain the ability in one lesson.

26 Oct 2009