#1
Ok so awhile back ago I annoyed most of you with a modes question. I took your advice and learned a good foundation to only find that my playing and songwriting is improving. I know a modes (I'm no pro) but. I have a basic foundation. Just thinking modal center instead of tonal and playing the same scale with a different root now im working on progressions and seeing if I can combine modal progressions to sound good. Anyways, my first question is
1. Anyone got any good links as to where I can learn more? I'm studying the ultimate guide to guitar more when I get home.
(main question)
2. What songs use what modes? I want to get a feel for them. Also, if you know of any could you please list as many Bullet for my Valentine songs? They're my favorite but if not just give me a few songs I'd like to get them in my head. If I knew what songs bullet uses modes on if thy do that'd be great because I have almost every song in my head lol.
Thanks, and thanks for letting me know that I needed to go back and study more(due to a past post)
#3
A lot of Satriani and other such artists use modes.

This song for example uses C Lydian.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SINl5JY7LhI

This one Uses Bb Ionian and around 1:02 it changes to Bb Aeolian for a little bit. Or it could just be any Bb minor. I'm not 100% certain since I'm learning too
(My guess is Aeolian however because the chords picked behind it don't allow a whole lot of interpretation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4fPv450OYM
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#4
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A lot of Satriani and other such artists use modes.

This song for example uses C Lydian.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SINl5JY7LhI

This one Uses Bb Ionian and around 1:02 it changes to Bb Aeolian for a little bit. Or it could just be any Bb minor. I'm not 100% certain since I'm learning too
(My guess is Aeolian however because the chords picked behind it don't allow a whole lot of interpretation)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4fPv450OYM


always with me, always with you really isn't modal. it's also not in Bb - it's in B. it starts in B major, then modulates to the parallel minor (B minor). you might be able to get away with calling it aeolian, but i doubt it, because there are instances of an A#; the A# is taken from B harmonic minor and thusly, leads me to believe it's in B minor rather than B aeolian.

flying in a blue dream, though, is certainly C lydian.
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#5
Yeah C lydian. Flying in a blue dream is pretty clever, putting a twist on the standard 12 bar blues progression. The dominant 7ths being replaced by a series of Lydian chords with some interesting voicings using a quintal harmony approach (Stacked 5ths with tone clusters). The expected move to F actually goes to Ab, then to G, to F and comes back to C.

Ab, G, and F lydian are used appropriately.


Another use of modes in Joe's music is Not of This earth. This time using pitch axis theory, which is basically cycling through modes with the same tonal centre.

The chords are Emaj13 Em7b6 Emaj13 and E7sus

Over the Emaj13 he plays Lydian, (the 11th isn't included in the chord)

Over the Em7b6 he plays Aeolian and over the E7sus he plays Mixolydian.

Check out the tapping break in Satch boogie too, another example of pitch axis.

Off the top of my head some other songs which use Pitch axis:

The riddle - Steve Vai
With Jupiter in Mind- Satch
Attack - Satch
Clouds race across the sky - Satch
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