# Learning Modes. Part Two

A continuation of of my last lesson, Learning Modes. This lesson will cover the same modes in application to the fretboard and how to be able to easily play them. You will also be introduced to a pattern technique used on the fretboard in use with modes and guitar playing in general.

4
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------4--5-
D[-----------3--5--7-------
A[--3--5--7----------------
E[-------------------------```
Your fingering should be Index(3), Middle(5), and Pinky(7) for both the A and D strings and Index(4) and Middle(5) on the G string. This is your pattern for a major scale anywhere on the neck, the ONE TIME you must make an exception is when you go from G string to B string. YOU MUST COMPENSATE BY GOING UP 1 FRET for the tuning interval between those 2 strings or you'll be a half step flat ending the scale! The Aeolian mode (Or Natural Minor Scale) pattern on the same note looks like this:
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------3--5-
D[-----------3--5--6-------
A[--3--5--6----------------
E[-------------------------```
Fingering should be Index(3), Ring(5), Pinky(6) both strings and Index(3) and Ring(5) on the G string. I've also seen people play this scale as Index(3), Middle(5), Ring(6) so the only difference between major and minor pattern is the placement of the Pinky but to me, there's a little strain in my hand doing that and that could be a problem later on so I guess it's personal preference. I learned both ways just to be familiar with it. If you notice that the only differences between major and minor in the beginning are 1 fret (7 to 6) and the end (4 to 5). Once you memorize this pattern, you can play it anywhere on the fret board! Looking at it now, we have C Ionian as posted above. Next would be C Dorian (Minor scale, Raised(#) 6th)
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------3--5-
D[-----------3--5--7-------
A[--3--5--6----------------
E[-------------------------```
Fingering should be Index(A3), Ring(A5), Pinky(A6), Index(D3), Middle(D5), Pinky(D7), Index(G3), Ring(G5) After that is C Phrygian (Minor Scale, Lowered(b) 2nd)
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------3--5-
D[-----------3--5--6-------
A[--3--4--6----------------
E[-------------------------```
Fingering should be Index(A3), Middle(A4), Pinky(A6), Index(D3), Ring(D5), Pinky(D6), Index(G3), Ring(G5) Next is Lydian (Major Scale, Raised(#) 4th)
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------4--5-
D[-----------4--5--7-------
A[--3--5--7----------------
E[-------------------------```
Fingering should be Index(A3), Middle(A5), Pinky(A7), Index(D4), Middle(D5), Pinky(D7), Index(G4), Middle(G5) After that is Mixolydian (Major Scale, Lowered(b) 7th)
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------3--5-
D[-----------3--5--7-------
A[--3--5--7----------------
E[-------------------------```
Fingering should be Index(A3,D3,G3), Middle(A5,D5,G5), Pinky(A7,D7) Aeolian is posted above Lastly, Locrian (Minor Scale, Lowered(b) 2nd and 5th)
```e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------
G[--------------------3--5-
D[-----------3--4--6-------
A[--3--4--6----------------
E[-------------------------```
Fingering should be Index(A3,D3,G3), Middle(A4,D4), Ring(G5), Pinky (A6,D6) These are the 7 modes tabbed out starting on a single note on the same string. You can move these ANYWHERE using the same PATTERN AND FINGERINGS on the fretboard and get the desired mode out of the desired key. For example, Start on the 2nd fret of the A string (which is B natural by the way), move all the NUMBERS you see above DOWN 1 FRET. Use same fingering. Commence Mind Explosion. Do the same thing and start on the E String 3rd Fret (that's G natural) and play the same NUMBER PATTERNS and FINGERING except move them all up (On the low E string) one string. Put mind back in, Commence Mind Explosion again. EXAMPLES: 1)Lets start on G#/Ab on the low E String and play the Ionian Mode 2)Eb on the D String and play Aeolian just to show the B string compensation. If you notice, if I had started on the A sting my last 2 notes would have ended on the G string and been frets 1 and 3. BUT the B string has to have that 1 FRET compensation so it turns into 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3.
```1)                           2)
e[-------------------------  e[-------------------------
B[-------------------------  B[--------------------2--4-
G[-------------------------  G[-----------1--3--4-------
D[--------------------5--6-  D[--1--3--4----------------
A[-----------4--6--8-------  A[-------------------------
E[--4--6--8----------------  E[-------------------------```
As stated in my previous lesson, just make sure to follow the correct amount of Whole steps and Half steps needed for each mode and you cant mess up. In writing this I've also decided to write a 3rd part to this lesson in conjunction with learning where modes are at on the fretboard an linear playing in a more in depth look (Including multiple octaves) as to how it all pans out in the end and little techniques and short cuts I use when I play. It'll be called Learning Modes: The Threequal. Remember, ANY question, concerns, or corrections, please feel free to drop a comment below and I will respond ASAP. But for now, my hands are killing me from typing and I need a cigarette so in a couple of days, keep a watchful eye out for The Threequal. -gnomegod