Mode practice.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Endureth, Jan 17, 2013.


  1. Endureth

    Endureth

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    Hi, I'm currently trying to broaden my knowledge of the fretboard and how to move around it. So I've been learning modes.

    I can play each one-octave mode anywhere on the fretboard, some two-octave patterns, and can improvise a line within the first position of each mode fairly well.

    One exercise I do it come up with a little bassline, then play it in each mode. That started out as a frustrating exercise but has started to become a little more fun as I can do it a little faster now.

    What kinds of exercises do you recommend for helping to memorize all these patterns?
     
  2. fmoore200

    fmoore200

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    Chord tone arpeggios, of course :sly:

    But seriously, what you are doing now is great, why not go a step bigger and learn songs and then transpose them into different keys
     
  3. Febs

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  4. Araman

    Araman

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    you can also take a look here

    http://www.ibass-school.com/practising_scales

    that means
    for example , in G major scale
    position 1 :you begin with the G note on the 4th string and end with the C note on the 1st string
    then , position 2 , begin with A note on the 4th string and end with the D note on the 1st string
    and so
    when you have well memorized the notes in all position , play a rhythm on a beatbox and try improvisation on G key !
     
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  6. Endureth

    Endureth

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    These are all good suggestions, I will look farther into them. The exercises in Febs post, I pretty much do already anyway, so I will just continue to do those. I actually play through all the modes starting on the root in each position instead of the way he explained in the post so I do that one, just differently.
     

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