Franco-American instrumental guitar player. I am a session player, product demonstrator, guitar teacher and love making Youtube videos.
Instead of seeing modes as complex scales to memorize, see them as different alphabets. Those alphabets will allow you to speak in different languages and communicate with other players. Each mode can be seen as a country, and all you need to do to visit those countries is to know the corresponding musical alphabet. Simple, right?
Approaching the modal subject this way will revolutionize your thinking. You no longer have to over think anything, just learn the musical alphabet and make your own words (licks). Practice well!
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