The modes of the major scale are a complex but essential topic for guitarists. This two-part series delves into them, taking a detailed look at the Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, and Lydian modes in part one. Understanding modes is a fundamental aspect of music theory, and it involves learning scale formulas. By the end of this course, these first four modes become comprehensible.
Part two continues with the Mixolydian mode and covers all seven modal scales. It also discusses how to apply these scales practically on the guitar. The key concept is grouping the scales into major and minor families, reflecting their real-world usage.