Back

In closing...

I plan on expanding this Tutorial. But, when dealing with a Mode, in most cases, you could cutout the goofy name and realize those notes, those Intervals, relate to every Diatonic scales or chord in some way. So, all of the examples, and all of your experimentation with them can be used in any Diatonic aspect.

I ONLY used Lydian as an example. Since Lydian is really nothing more than a pattern/position of ALL diatonic scales on the guitar, this can be used for anything diatonic.

Example 1:

Try that Skeleton #2 over this progression...

||: Bmaj7 | G#m7 | C#m7 | F#7 :||

Lydian Skeleton 2:

------------------------------------9--11--
-----------------------------9--11----------
----------------------9--11-----------------
---------------9--11------------------------
--------9--11-------------------------------
-9--11--------------------------------------

Play nothing but that pattern above. Milk those notes, phrases, tones, chord clusters, etc...etc...

Here's my take.

You'll see that you can now use an "Interval" approach to solo'ing as opposed to a "scalular" approach. IOW, you can have displacement of notes that color the chords as opposed to running up and down scales.

It really breaks things up for you.

I even take the Melodic Minor (Super Locrian/Lydian b7) and view the notes in a "pentatonic-ized" angle and again, it just breaks things up automatically and sounds less "scaley".

When I do a full blown tutorial on this it might be more related to straight Diatonic ideas, since any of the modes/patterns are nothing more than patterns of ALL the other modes and patterns. They are all one in the same, diatonic wise.

So start breaking out ANY scale into a Pentatnic-ized version and you'll start seeing and hearing things A LOT differently.

It's almost like the "missing-link patterns" for a lot of players. It's digging inside the sound of the general scales and patterns that guitarist learn.

_______________________________________________________________________

More Info:

Here's my take using all of the Lydian Skeleton's over an Eadd9 chord

Here's my take using all the Mixolydian Skeleton's over an Eadd9 chord

Here's my take using all of the Lydian and Mixolydian Skeleton's over an Eadd9 chord

Here's my take using all of the Lydian and Mixolydian Skeleton's over the Diatonic Progression 

____________________________________________________________________

Back