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Blues Slide Rule

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Learning to play the Blues     For Guitar Teachers and Students

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MODULE 6

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M6 - Project  2 - Recap M4 Project 2 and More   One of the Best Secrets - Chord shapes within the Pentatonic Patterns

C2 - MEMBERS     THE MAGIC OF THE SLIDE RULES

                             YOU CAN FIND ANY MODE INSTANTLY


For more information about scales and modes I recommend that you read the introduction for the Scale Prophet LINK HERE


I will cover this in more detail later on but for the moment just to keep it simple

There are 7 Modes in the Major Scale

You can find them by using the Scale and Modes Formula shown with the Slide Rule

OR USE THE INSTANT METHOD SHOWN HERE BELOW


The 7 Modes of the Major Scale are:

1 - Ionian (Known as the Major Scale)

2 - Dorian

3 - Phrygian

4 - Lydian

5 - Mixolydian

6 - Aeolian  (Known as the Natural Minor/Relative Minor Scale)

7 - Locrian


So Mixolydian is the 5th Mode of any Major Scale

So as shown in the Picture above to find the notes of the A Mixolydian Mode

place the Number 5 over the Note of A on the Keyboard


If you wanted to find the notes of the B Mixolydian place the Number 5 over the Note of B on the Keyboard

This applies to all Keys and all modes

For example if you wanted to find the C Dorian Mode - Dorian is Mode 2 so just place the Number 2 over the note of C on the Keyboard and there is the C Dorian Mode shown all over the guitar neck and across the Keyboard


If you want to find the A Aeolian (Known as the A Natural Minor/Relative Minor Scale)

place the Number 6 over the note of A on the Keyboard and there is the A Aeolian Mode shown all over the guitar neck and across the Keyboard



A - Make sure you are familiar with M4 Project 2   (Revise First)


       We need to extend this module now


As stated in M4 P2 - Yes one of the best secrets to soloing is recognising the chords that are within any scale, (not just the Pentatonic Scales), before we focused on chords within the Pentatonic Scales and that is great for a simple basic I IV V Chord progression, but what to do when there is a more complex chord progression?


Very basically - We have several options


1 When possible play a Major or Minor Pentatonic this includes the B notes, a Major Scale or Mixolydian Scale/Mode


2 When there is a chord that does not work with the Pentatonic's, play the chord itself and play around with the notes of the Chord and notes that harmonise with the chord, moving back to the Pentatonic's when possible or Major or Mixolydian (This is where basic chord theory can help)


Remember:

If you are finding any of this a little confusing then definitely study these two modules in the links below

A Easy Practical Theory Module

B Guitar Chords for Beginners


Both these Modules are very important and easy to follow


3 Know and use other Scales

Basically there are several scales that all good blues players should know



This may all be starting to sound scary and intimidating, well actually it is a lot easier than it looks

This is why I created and invented the Guitar Slide Rules for METS MUSIC Members/Subscribers


B - SUBSCRIBE TO METS MUSIC AND GAIN ALL THE BENEFITS SUCH AS

      FINDING ANY SCALE-CHORD-MODE INSTANTLY IN ANY KEY


As a Subscriber/Member to METS MUSIC you have access to many other Modules not just for the Blues, plus access to many other Slide Rules and for other instruments as well, plus access to the Members area in the Jam-Room


A Membership/Subscription is only £1.00 for a Year affordable for anyone

Subscribe Now while the price is low


NOTE: When you see this MEMBERS in the module it information relating to

METS MUSIC Members


C1 - MEMBERS

      FINDING THE MIXOLYDIAN MODE IN ANY KEY INSTANTLY


If you want to find for example the A Mixolydian Mode in the Jam-Room


1 - In the Jam-Room use one of the MEMBERS Panels A or B

2 - Select The Diatonic Major Scale

3 - Slide the insert so the Blue Number 5 on the bottom bass string is above the Note of A on the Keyboard

     The Slide Rule is now set up showing the A Mixolydian Mode across the whole guitar neck and for the      Keyboard too.  See how easy it is?  See the Picture below



THE SLIDE RULE IS NOW SET FOR THE A MIXOLYDIAN SCALE/MODE


All the Blue Numbers show the notes of the A Mixolydian Mode all over the neck of the Guitar and across the Keyboard too


NOTICE HOW THE A MIXOLYDIAN SCALE/MODE

IS THE SAME AS THE D MAJOR SCALE


A MIXOLYDIAN SCALE/MODE


C3 - MEMBERS     HARNESS THE POWER OF THE SLIDE RULES


All Members can now harness the power of the Slide Rules in the Jam-Room and start experimenting with the Modes instantly


Panel B in the Jam-Room has two slide rule so you can make a comparison between Scales and or Modes more easily


If you haven't already, I suggest MEMBERS now use the Major Scale Slide Rule to practise the Mixolydian Mode with some of the Videos in the Jam-Room


Experiment and have fun