Really hearing the modes exercise

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Really hearing the modes exercise

Post by MisterLutherMan » September 17th, 2018, 8:00 am

I stumbled upon this blog post in Reddit, and I found exercise no.3 in it very useful for ear training.

I know what he means by you can just play a scale and not hear its sound, how it differentiates from other scales you can play. All those colours, and internalising them.

What do you guys think of it? ... -the-modes
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Re: Really hearing the modes exercise

Post by GuitarExplorer » July 23rd, 2019, 8:52 am

Recently I've enjoyed a masterclass by Guthrie Govan; he said that if you want to really understand the sound of a scale, you must play it in a context, that means you should play it against a chord.

For example, play the A minor scale over a C major chord, and then play it over a A minor scale. The notes involved are the same, but the feeling is different.
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