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Licking Up the Modes: Ionian - Introduction

Mike Salow 210 lessons

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Hi guys!

This tutorial is the first of seven tutorials that will be covered throughout the year.

We'll be going through each mode one at a time starting with our first mode, Ionian. 

Each mode we cover will be relative to the key of C Major. C Ionian (major), D Dorian, E Phrygian, F Lydian, G Mixolydian, A Aeolian (natural minor), and B Locrian.

Keep in mind that although the level of this video is intermediate, the licks we cover are advanced. The concept of modes is being indicated as intermediate here.

All of these licks are fusion licks so we'll be utilizing various techniques like legato, string skipping, hyprid picking, and some sweeping.

I encourage you to play these licks in a way that is comfortable for you. If hyprid picking isn't your thing it is ok to use your pick.

Although, I do recommend you stick to the correct phrasing. It may sound funny to alternate pick the legato sections. 

Thanks guys! See you in the next video!


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