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Application Of The Modes (Guitar Lesson)


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David Davidson

Application Of The Modes

This is by no means an exhaustive lesson on this topic but there is valuable information here. An EVH 5150 III was used for all of Dave's lessons here on JamPlay.

Taught by David Davidson in Dave Davidson Artist Series seriesLength: 18:19Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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caxemancaxeman replied on May 15th, 2013

asome lesson been playing while no ones every, but modes in the context you have and made it fun to learn. Hope to see more of you at jamplay.

ksharris83ksharris83 replied on December 12th, 2012

Good job, David! I like how you give practical examples of how to use the modes.

maggaimaggai replied on September 24th, 2012

Great and easy to understand!

eitanprouserepiceitanprouserepic replied on December 14th, 2011

i have been waiting for this lesson. im such a fan dude this is sick

johnb714johnb714 replied on December 13th, 2011

thank you ......very helpful.....i had always wondered the same thing "its the same scale but played starting on a different note" but now if i target the target note that you specified it does sound different

jesperlindejesperlinde replied on December 13th, 2011

simply awesome lesson.. opened the locked doors in my modal path.

dbaylessdbayless replied on December 12th, 2011

Thanks, David, for going through these modes in series. I've read descriptions of the different qualities of modes, but I've not heard them played back to back like these before. Very helpful.

Dave Davidson Artist Series

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Revocation's Dave Davidson teaches you the techniques essential to his style.



Lesson 1

Scale Lexicon

Dave Davidson covers some advanced topics on scales and arpeggios. He explains chord tensions and how to use them effectively.

Length: 23:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Application Of The Modes

Here Dave goes over a brief summary of each mode of the major scale and talks about how each one is used.

Length: 18:19 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Exotic Scales

Dave covers some exotic modes and scales that he uses frequently. Melodic minor, Harmonic minor, and Hungarian minor are explained.

Length: 12:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Achieving An Altered Sound

Dave Davidson from Revocation talks about achieving altered sounds that are not from the diatonic key of the music you may be playing.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Modal Pentatonics

Dave explains how to use the pentatonic scales to achieve a modal sound.

Length: 13:32 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Chromatic Flavor

Dave teaches you how to incorporate chromaticism into your own playing style. He starts off with some simple passing tones and then gets into more advanced lines using multiple notes outside of the scale.

Length: 10:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Interview With Dave Davidson

Get a look into the mind of one of today's greatest metal guitar players.

Length: 18:00 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE

About David Davidson View Full Biography David Davidson is a Metal guitarist that currently plays for the band Revocation. He is consistently regarded and rated as one of the top players in the metal world.

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