My name is chusss A self taught guitarist from Egypt, Playing Instrumental rock mainly but been exploring other genres.
The main idea here is to shift between the keys using the same mode, in our case here we will be using the Dorian mode and will shift between to keys or tonic centers E and C#.
Listen to the backing track here and have a quick look on the sample jam as it begins.
As you can see there are two bass grooves. One for each key. The shift can be simply done by starting to play the root note of the mode as soon as the new groove starts. As you practice you can do shifting using other notes beside the root note that can sound more cool and much more creative.
Look at the following tabs to see how to play the Dorian mode in E and C# using two positions.
Look at the following interval to understand the structure of the Dorian mode in general and in these keys in particular.
If you like to expand and explore other positions then look at the following diagrams and try to come up with licks that can be applied using new positions other than the ones shown in the beginning.
You can apply the same concept to do similar shifts between any modes or scales, but jamming on this backing track in particular you can use the following scales:
- Dorian Mode
- Minor Pentatonic
- Minor Blues
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