I'm finally getting there, I think.
I can construct a modal chord progression, and play the right mode over it, and can reel runs off from each mode from any string without having to stop and think what I am doing.
However, at the minute I am limited to making a modal chord progression on my loop station and play along to that.
What I want to know is can I do the following, will it sound right (because I can't get it too)
If I am playing over a chord progression, let's say A minor, G Major, E minor, C major etc. Can I play any minor modes over the minor chords, and any major mode over the major chords. I.e the first time round can I play dorian over the A minor, but the next time that chord comes along could I play Phrygian and then aeolian? Obviously switching like this would include notes that are outside of the key of the song, but would this still work and give me the "outside sound" I struggle to achieve?
Should I be able to do this, or will it never work? Are there general rules to putting modal licks into a solo?
"I like to play that guitar. I have to stare at it while I'm playing it because I'm not very good at playing it."
Noel Gallagher (who took the words right out of my mouth)