#1
Should you learn the modes in every position in every key?

D Dorian
E Dorian
C Dorian

etc up and down the fretboard.

Does this apply to every scale you learn?
#2
You don't HAVE to, but it does help your overall fretboard knowledge. In most cases a mode applies to one chord in a scale, or a progression starting from said chord in a scale, so they do help, but aren't entirely necessary. However, I would recommend it.

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#3
Just learn the parent scales. That way you will have the scale for playing non-modal and the scale for playing modal.

Example: Learn the G Major scale. Then you don't need to learn A Dorian, C Lydian, etc. They're all the same notes.
#4
It's easiest just to learn what each note of the fretboard is, then just learn each note of the scale. Learning patterns will keep you in a box IMO.
#5
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Just learn the parent scales. That way you will have the scale for playing non-modal and the scale for playing modal.

Example: Learn the G Major scale. Then you don't need to learn A Dorian, C Lydian, etc. They're all the same notes.


So just learn Dorian and Aeolian?
#6
I just said you don't have to if you learn the parent scales.
Like D Dorian. Why learn that if you could just learn the C Major notes? Then if you wanted to play in D Dorian or G Mixolydian, you know where all the notes are already (same as CMaj).
#7
Let me rephrase what I was trying to ask..... So I've learned how to play a few scales in different keys up and down the fretboard the problem is with each new key it's as if I have to relearn everything. Could someone explain how to learn new scales intelligibly so that I can modify and apply them in different keys?
#8
Learn how they're constructed so you have some understanding to back up the memorising.

Learn the notes on your fretboard and start with the major scale.
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Learn how they're constructed so you have some understanding to back up the memorising.

Learn the notes on your fretboard and start with the major scale.


So you're saying learn all the notes on the fretboard. Take the knowledge that the major scale = WWHWWWH (W= wholestep H= halfstep) So the B major scale is B,C#,D#,E,F#,G#,A#,B. Then apply my knowledge of scale degrees for the different modes?

Minor scale( Aeolian) - Is basically a Major scale with a flatted 3rd, 6th, and 7th.
Dorian - Minor Scale, raised 6th
Phrygian - Minor Scale, lowered 2nd
Lydian - Major Scale, raised 4th
Mixolydian - Major Scale, lowered 7th
Locrian - Minor Scale, lowered 2nd, 5th

So by memorizing the fretboard and the Major Scale pattern I'll basically be able to play any scale I like provided I know what adjustments to make?

Would that be the way to go about things? Or do I have it wrong @ _ @.
#10
Exactly. It's a lot easier to remember several related things by simply altering one familiar base rather than trying to learn them all in isolation.
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So you're saying learn all the notes on the fretboard. Take the knowledge that the major scale = WWHWWWH (W= wholestep H= halfstep) So the B major scale is B,C#,D#,E,F#,G#,A#,B. Then apply my knowledge of scale degrees for the different modes?

Minor scale( Aeolian) - Is basically a Major scale with a flatted 3rd, 6th, and 7th.
Dorian - Minor Scale, raised 6th
Phrygian - Minor Scale, lowered 2nd
Lydian - Major Scale, raised 4th
Mixolydian - Major Scale, lowered 7th
Locrian - Minor Scale, lowered 2nd, 5th

So by memorizing the fretboard and the Major Scale pattern I'll basically be able to play any scale I like provided I know what adjustments to make?

Would that be the way to go about things? Or do I have it wrong @ _ @.

My advice is to learn the notes of the fretboard. Then it's just a matter of learning the notes of the major scale and how other scales are related to it. Looking at the scale degrees is one way to look at it, but you can do it in any way you want.
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