Determining Which Mode to Use Over Chords
Music Theory: Level 1 • 9m 3s
One of the most challenging things to do once you have the mode shapes of a given scale under your fingers usually has to do with finding ways to implement them into real guitar playing, as well as understanding when to use which mode over which chord. This is a solution to that predicament!
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