ionian mode

The seven modes of the major scale | Greek modes | Ecclesiastical modes | Jazz guitar lesson with diagrams

Blues scalesEcclesiastical modes, also named "Greek modes"or "church modes" or "Gregorian modes" formed in the Middle Ages a set of scales whose use has weakened because of the appearance of the major / minor tonal system. Several centuries later these modes have reappeared. They are very used in jazz improvisation as scale of chords and modal playing. 

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Bm7b5 arpeggio and ionian mode | II-V-I sequence | FREE jazz guitar lesson

Here is a new II-V-I jazz guitar lick using a Bm7b5 arpeggio and the ionian mode. This free lesson shows you how to play a Bm7b5 arpeggio over a D minor seventh chord.

Bm7b5 arpeggio jazz guiatr lick 1

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Modes of the major scale

Learning modes is an obligatory step for anyone who wants master the improvisation on guitar. Each mode has its own unique sound which depends on how the intervals are mapped across the scale.

To build modes of the major scale you have to move the root on each degrees of this scale. These modes are the most important of the western music and very used in jazz music. Here are the seven modes :Lydian mode guitar diagram pattern 2

  1. Ionian (major)
  2. Dorian (minor)
  3. Phrygian (minor)
  4. Lydian (major)
  5. Mixolydian (dominant)
  6. Aeolian (minor)
  7. Locrian (half-diminished)

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Easy C major jazz guitar lick

What's up on jazz-guitar-licks.com ? I've just post a new lick today, it's a C major jazz guitar line for beginners.

C major jazz guitar lick with tabs

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