The Aeolian Mode – Lesson 65

About The Aeolian Mode – Lesson 65

Level: Intermediate

The Aeolian Mode – Lesson 65

In this lesson we go over the Aeolian mode – its scale construction and related chords.

Syn’s Tips

Aces Papa Gates!

Another really great solo to steal some amazing licks from;) Take your time really getting this stuff down and then making the licks and material your own! I can’t stress enough the importance of infusing your style and creativity into the material. It’s truly what separates the good from the great and I’m not talking about playing fast. There’s so many great players like the late great B.B. King who don’t play fast at all but have the intangible gift of brilliant style. Spend time finding yours because it doesn’t come naturally to everybody!

I think it’s a good time to start applying some of the licks you’ve learned from Papa Gates’ solos to other modes. For example, once you have some of these aeolian licks down, take a trip down memory lane and play them to the Dorian, or Phrygian backing tracks. PG did a great job picking notes well suited for the type of mode he was playing to so they won’t all work, but if you spend some serious time on this, you’ll find some really cool additional application for a lot of these licks

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Splice Doty
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Splice Doty It's crazy to me that just by changing certain notes can do wonders and change the modes. I've been struggling with this. Thank You Papa Gates.
Ids Schiere
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Ids Schiere Yeah its amazing how many modes are pretty closely related to each other. For example the difference between G minor and D minor is only 1 note. Same for D minor and A minor. So this basically works for 6 out the 7 modes(since c major is the relative major of A minor and Bb is the relative major of G minor).