Any tips on how to learn and play the modes as completely separate scales from the major?

I know the major, but I learned the modes in box patterns and so I can never really play them so they sound like they should.
learn them every way you can across the strings on single strings, three note per string, four note per string etc.
Originally posted by arrrgg
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emphasise the key notes in each mode - the ones that differ the mode from the major scale, like the b6 in aeolian or the #4 in lydian.