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Playing In Every Mode with ONE Tiny Scale Shape [GUITAR LESSON - MODES - MUSIC THEORY]

Published on Mar 14, 2019 38,840 views

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Instead of learning thousands of scale shapes, why not just learn how to use the ones you already have? In this lesson, I'll be demonstrating how one tiny little scale shape can be wielded with infinite power to create all 7 different modal tonalities.

Hopefully this helps you all realize that whatever scale shapes you've learned are totally usable for any sort of modal playing. You just have to really understand the idea of modal tonality.

This is the third video where the prime goal is to help people understand modes, however this is speciically geared towards guitarists. The other two modal videos can be found here-
Meet the Modes:
Modes and Tonal Center:

Jam Tracks for each mode!

A Major (My Track):
G Dorian:
Sebastian Zunino:
E Phrygian (NCTRacks):
F Lydian (M&M Music):
C Mixolydian (Music Art):
E Minor (Superior Jam Tracks):
B Locrian(Six Strings):

I owe a huge thank you to the following Patreon subscribers:
Linas Orentas
Marek Pawlowski
John Arnold
Christopher Swanson
Marc Bulandr
Bradley Bower
Alvaro Begue-Aguado
Don Watters
Don Dachenhousen III
Patrick Ryan

Free online guitar lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. Located in Crystal Lake, Jake Lizzio provides free jam tracks and video lessons for guitar players, as well as music theory videos and other music education content.

  • Tunir Ghosh
    Tunir Ghosh 6 days ago Just skip between Jake Lizzio and Rick Beato and research a little, you are set for life.
  • Matze Lauda
    Matze Lauda 5 days ago word
  • titmusspaultpaul5
    titmusspaultpaul5 4 days ago True. I'm subscribed to both channels and they are awsome, really informative.... cheers.
  • Joekcer
    Joekcer 4 days ago don't forget adam neely!
  • Yoatzin Peñaflor
    Yoatzin Peñaflor 4 days ago I would also throw some Fretjam in there.
  • Tunir Ghosh
    Tunir Ghosh 4 days ago @Yoatzin Peñaflor I am going to check that channel. Came in notification but haven't seen until now.
  • Tunir Ghosh
    Tunir Ghosh 4 days ago @Joekcer Adam is a lot of things pushed together but these two I think are purely music theory based.
  • Superior Jam Tracks
    Superior Jam Tracks 3 days ago Yes Beato is Awesome!
  • Master Exploder
    Master Exploder 2 days ago Rick's too boring and his vids are far too long.
  • Comment Freely
    Comment Freely 1 day ago the shape is at the 3rd, 2nd, 1st strings in aeolian box. that's where i like to play major scales too, in circle of 5th then 4ths.
  • Mats K.
    Mats K. 6 days ago (edited) OUR SHAPE communism intensifies
  • Rowan B
  • George W Kush
    George W Kush 5 days ago (edited) LOOK AT ME, WE'RE THE CAPTAINS NOW
  • John Akridge
    John Akridge 4 days ago AOC's beliefs are the first and most necessary step.............ack, sorry I threw up a little bit in my mouth
  • Rowan B
    Rowan B 4 days ago @John Akridge moderates tend to have that effect, yeah
  • Kushagra Jha
    Kushagra Jha 4 hours ago @Rowan B HAHAHAHA!
  • Jason Woolum
    Jason Woolum 6 days ago But wait , there's modes!
  • Signals Music Studio
    Signals Music Studio 6 days ago lol pissed i didn't think of that
  • srbertoandres
    srbertoandres 3 days ago Lmao fucking genius
  • Leonardo Soriani Alves
    Leonardo Soriani Alves 6 days ago Yes. He used the lick. Here 13:19
  • Signals Music Studio
    Signals Music Studio 6 days ago long overdue tbh
  • BaneOfXistence4
    BaneOfXistence4 6 days ago A bell went off in my head as soon as I heard that
  • RoBenhood7 _
    RoBenhood7 _ 6 days ago Buuuaaaahhhh!!!!! LICC
  • bhargav kalita
    bhargav kalita 6 days ago Which lick is that
  • RoBenhood7 _
    RoBenhood7 _ 6 days ago An infinitely ongoing joke in the music community on YouTube
  • RoBenhood7 _
    RoBenhood7 _ 6 days ago Go to Adam Neely s youtube channel for more context :)
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    Agastya Bose 5 days ago Ladies and gentlemen, we got em.
  • dylanlenn
    dylanlenn 5 days ago I knew I wasn't going to be the first to point it out
  • greenatom
    greenatom 4 days ago Just want to say, I hate The Lick
  • gilang nugroho
    gilang nugroho 14 hours ago the pron flcik licks??
  • Zak Barlow
    Zak Barlow 6 days ago That intro is gold Jake! Haha
  • _ musique
    _ musique 6 days ago Yeah, I laughed hard!
  • Fernando Morales
    Fernando Morales 6 days ago "THERE'S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!"
  • Anton Ladan
    Anton Ladan 6 days ago He should be an advertiser
  • Valon Berchtold
    Valon Berchtold 5 days ago That voice is perfect for it.
  • aditya mohan
    aditya mohan 6 days ago 13:20 the licc
  • Fábio Ferreira
    Fábio Ferreira 6 days ago One of the most clarifying videos about modes. I really got how to use them. Excellent video!! Cheers!
  • H
    H 2 days ago Fábio Ferreira agree. Perfect
  • Sockoiid
    Sockoiid 5 days ago I think that locrian track you did sounded pretty chill, it was good
  • Signals Music Studio
    Signals Music Studio 6 days ago Make sure you check the description to find the links to the jam tracks I used! Also, if you still suffer from Modal Confusion after this video, PLEASE watch the two videos I linked to in the description. Between those two videos and this lesson, you should be able to fully understand how modes work and apply it on your guitar. GOOD LUCK!
  • Catalin Amariei
    Catalin Amariei 4 days ago Hi, do you do private lesson via Skype?
  • RO FL
    RO FL 4 days ago (edited) Thank you brother, I am learning theory, now on 7-chords, this video is very good! This building modes on example of C-mixolidian in F-major, i tried to build C-major natural from C-mixolidian an d now see the difference , 7th half tone down, and I am starting seeing notes instead of shapes. I mean it seems that shapes are important just to remember on automatic level like some default major or minor scale how it builds, but the sounding of scales and modes and how they relate that is more important and this is looking like majic, opens doors to improvising thank you!
  • Jacob Hartle
    Jacob Hartle 6 days ago Interesting how many different types of laughter I had throughout this video. Comical laughter at the beginning, then laughter towards the end about how many years I've wasted not knowing this the way you described. Kudos
  • Lo!KA
    Lo!KA 20 hours ago I'm gonna call it The Shape of You. :)
  • Wayne Coville
    Wayne Coville 6 days ago Jake is the best YouTube music teacher! I've learned so much since I found your channel. Thank you so much, I only wish I could contribute to your patreon. I'm currently in the infant stages of composing a prog-metal concept album. By learning from your videos, I have been able to inject so much more color than I would've before.
  • Shreddin Eddie's Games And Vlogs
    Shreddin Eddie's Games And Vlogs 1 day ago @Signals Music Studio can you make a video on how to learn 8 finger sweep picking arpeggios?
  • Vitriol09
    Vitriol09 3 days ago The note skipping is brilliant. Never thought of that before. I guess if you skipped to grab a 4th note you could get the 7th chord arpeggio of each mode? Also I'm assuming the flavor notes are the deviations from major/minor for each mode? Or is that just a subjective choice on your end?
  • chusss Music
    chusss Music 3 days ago Great lesson as usual. I am posting a new Lydian backing track next week. This lesson came at the right time.
  • Lucas T
    Lucas T 5 days ago Dude this is amazing. You make this stuff so easy to understand, much appreciated!
  • Wild Matsu
    Wild Matsu 6 days ago 5:35 the song of time (in the correct key, even!)
  • aditya mohan
    aditya mohan 5 days ago Moonlight sonata too
  • Superior Jam Tracks
    Superior Jam Tracks 3 days ago (edited) Thanks so much for crediting my backing track and promoting my channel, I truly appreciate it. You run an outstanding channel my friend!
  • Signals Music Studio
    Signals Music Studio 3 days ago Thank you! It's a sweet track and I had a lot of fun playing on it, nice work!
  • Superior Jam Tracks
    Superior Jam Tracks 3 days ago @Signals Music Studio Thanks, My newly created channel got a nice little bump since you posted your video. Thanks again!
  • karlfarren
    karlfarren 9 hours ago Wow! Mutual respect and courtesy in a YouTube comments thread! Not something you see very often. Thank you both.
  • Thorus Yogi
    Thorus Yogi 6 days ago (edited) Hey Jake, thanks for making your videos! I'm a drummer myself, but somehow I learn something new here and move this to my field ;D
  • Signals Music Studio
    Signals Music Studio 6 days ago Glad to hear! I've found that being a good modern musician means knowing a lot about the instruments that are played in your proximity. Taking a year of drum lessons was one of the best things I ever did as a guitarist and musician.
  • DrumWild
    DrumWild 5 days ago Drummer Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez of Oingo Boingo once said that drummers who do not play other instruments are boring. When I was a Percussion Arts major in college, we were required to study piano, marimba, and string bass, as well as music theory and ear training. I’m primarily a drummer, but have been playing other instruments for decades. I find that understand other instruments makes me a more effective drummer and writer, in a way where I can make the other instruments sound better. Understanding other instruments gives a drummer a real edge.
  • Kushagra Jha
    Kushagra Jha 8 hours ago Lizzziiooo you gem <3 The Lick flex was on point man. Thanks for all your lessons, keep it rolling and wish you the best!