In a previous post on this topic, I talked about using pedal notes (constant sounding low notes) while playing the major scale modes, to try and hear the characteristic sound of the mode.
In that post, I suggested playing the pedal note tone on one of the lower strings, while playing the mode pattern on the upper strings, tuning the lower string as appropriate. This is a good technique to learn, as you can use it when practicing anywhere.
Here, I’m going to continue on from the previous post, detail the other modes, and there’s an MP3 file with the pedal notes, which you can use to practice with. Read the rest of this entry »
Much has been written on the topic of the modes of a scale, and how to play and improvise using them. In this post, I’m going to show how using ‘pedal notes’ can help you hear the overall sound of a particular mode. Read the rest of this entry »