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4 Steps to Understanding Modes – Part 1 | Steve Stine Guitar

December 11, 2019


  • Reply Steve Larsen March 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Thx Steve

  • Reply MorGuitarz March 5, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks a million Steve. This is the best I have ever heard or watch the modes being described and taught. I have taken multiple years worth of in-person lessons with a pretty famous touring musician that I don't want to name and this explanation of the modes lifted about 6 to 8 months worth of fog that I wish I had prior to diving in on the subject.

  • Reply William Nedbalek March 5, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Great explanation as always! Thank you!

  • Reply Paul Limacher March 6, 2019 at 12:34 am

    I use the term brother and sister related g maj pent /e min pent
    Is what I usually say good on the 5 b note mixing both major and minor is a great approach for freedom 😁👍

  • Reply Earthling March 6, 2019 at 12:54 am

    I have a fairly good mental grasp of modes but it's still always worth coming back to your channel knowing you'll probably make another lightbulb switch on from a different angle. And again, yes. Cheers Steve.

  • Reply Dean March 6, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Great lesson as usual Steve. You've been a key player in helping me unlock the theory behind modes. Thanks for that from England!

  • Reply Bouxesas March 6, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Great lesson Steve.

  • Reply Baibhab Adhikari March 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Steve your guitar lessons definitely helps us. Because of your lessons, I am now able to create my own song with my band mates. Thanks very much for sharing your valuable knowledge!!!😎😎

  • Reply BAM Mözzi March 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Just when I think I understand, another person comes along and really adds confusion…
    I understand the the Major scale and how its constructed, but what confuses me is that in some video's I am told that Modes of GMaj all use 'exactly' the same notes, so if you emphasise G for example, that is Ionian but if you emphasise A, that is A Dorian. Emphasising E would therefore be Aeolian and D would be Mixolydian…
    Then someone comes along and says its not that simple and start talking about each mode has its own scale and then starts talking about major/minor 3rds, 7ths etc. They then proceed to do 'different' scale patterns in the 'same' place on the fretboard which are obviously not using exactly the same notes with just an emphasis on a different note (like just emphasising the E over a Gmaj Chord) as you have just said.
    If its just emphasising a different Note, say I target the A for example and play the 'same' notes as a Gmaj scale in the same place I have learned this scale but using A as the 'root' essentially, is this A Dorian?
    I know that the 'pattern' of a Major scale is T,T,S,T,T,T,S and if you emphasise A but still play the SAME notes as the Gmajor, the intervals between the notes (when targeting A) would be T,S,T,T,T,S,T – A,B,C,D,E,F#,G,A as opposed to G,A,B,C,D,E.F#,G or if I emphasise C, I would still be playing C,D,E,F#,G,A,B,C which would have the intervals of T,T,T,S,T,T,S so is this Lydian?
    I am totally confused because some say each has it own scale, and some say its just targetting different notes. If you start on G and play the major scale (T,T,S,T,T,T,S) then if you are in F, using the SAME notes as the Fmaj, you would have a different interval to the Gmaj scale if you want to emphasise G – you would be using T,S,T,T,T,S,T if you target G whilst using the Fmaj notes but targeting G instead.
    Is the confusion because some are trying to teach modes by their intervals, so a Dorian mode is T,S,T,T,T,S,T or a Lydian modes is T,T,T,S,T,T,S, where as you (and others) are keeping the same Major intervals, the T,T,S,T,T,T,S but putting the emphasis a different note within that – like targetting the 2nd (so Dorian) or 5th note (Lydian) in that same 'major' scale?

  • Reply LarryHovis March 7, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I like the camera switch, it's a cool visual feature.

  • Reply Wan Martins March 7, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Great video. Yeah!

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  • Reply SuperMich66 June 22, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    you are very helpful…..and I am trying…..but DAMN !!!!!! …i'm 4 months in….the frustration is REAL !!!!! ,,,oh well…practice, practice, practice …………

  • Reply alan anderson July 9, 2019 at 5:22 pm

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  • Reply Deepak Daimary July 29, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Steve ur awesome teacher I learnt a lot from U

  • Reply V V August 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Great lesson.. Thanks Steve!!

  • Reply Dingo Pes August 29, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Omg thanks Steve..yesterday i finaly grasp and play Gmajor do re mi fa…from 3rd freth to 15in fret.. playin up and down on 2,3 string and see some patern to conecting..for 4 hours..and i love ..Today i will go over again but will ad Emajor scale..again big thanks Steve ur lesons are gold at least for me.

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  • Reply downhill2400 November 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Excellent lesson!

  • Reply Michael Edery November 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Steve you're an awesome teacher! I love your classes… Quick question, I noticed that there is a very big focus on the pentatonic scale. Why is that the focus any more than the diatonic scale, if the diatonic scale represents the full scale? I noticed that the pentatonic scale always seems to be the main point of discussion when discussing modes. I don't understand why. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • Reply Pol Pepper December 4, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Hi Steve. You opened my eyes one again. Big data to learn. :o) You are one of the best in this stuff. Cheers from Poland. :o)

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