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The Patterns of the Modes (Guitar Lesson)

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James Malone

The Patterns of the Modes

James takes you through seven patterns of the major scale and explains how each one corresponds to a mode.

Taught by James Malone in James Malone Artist Series seriesLength: 13:24Difficulty: 3.0 of 5


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naveen94naveen94 replied

james maloney

kluxxedkluxxed replied

there's an error on page 3/3 of the supplemental content..."C Major Diatonic Arpeggios - Lower" D Major should be a D Minor (F Major)

kris.norriskris.norris replied

sorry guys error on my part, the tab is correct, it is a D minor, but the heading is wrong should say D minor not D Major will fix and send off tonight, thanks for pointing it out to us.

pencilneckpencilneck replied

Cool lesson ty.

robabrobab replied

Very nice way to explain the modes. Thank you!!

kluxxedkluxxed replied

great lesson, thank you

gibstratgibstrat replied

2 questions, what tuning are you in? and what kind of guitar is that, very nice

jstamandjstamand replied

He's in D standard. Whole step down so when he says hes playing an E the note youre really hearing is a D.

James Malone Artist Series

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James Malone teaches intermediate to advanced lessons on various topics in his style of death metal guitar.



Sit Down with James MaloneLesson 1

Sit Down with James Malone

Enjoy an exclusive interview with James Malone from the death metal band Arsis.

Length: 23:11 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Series Primer LessonLesson 2

Series Primer Lesson

James covers some basic materials in this lesson that will prepare you for the more advanced lessons that follow.

Length: 9:10 Difficulty: 1.0 Members Only
Right Hand TechniqueLesson 3

Right Hand Technique

James explains some rhythmic techniques that are common in metal guitar playing.

Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Sweep Picking BasicsLesson 4

Sweep Picking Basics

James takes you through the basics of sweep picking arpeggios.

Length: 9:28 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
The Patterns of the ModesLesson 5

The Patterns of the Modes

James takes you through seven patterns of the major scale and explains how each one corresponds to a mode.

Length: 13:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Basics of TappingLesson 6

Basics of Tapping

James explains how he uses two-handed tapping.

Length: 12:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
The Importance of Proper FingeringLesson 7

The Importance of Proper Fingering

James talks about the importance of consistent fingering and shows his method of fingering scales.

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Practice RoutineLesson 8

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Right and Left Hand Muting TechniquesLesson 9

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James covers some techniques that will clean up your technique.

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Writing in the Style of ArsisLesson 10

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James explains the compositional techniques employed in three Arsis songs.

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Seventh Chords And ArpeggiosLesson 11

Seventh Chords And Arpeggios

James explains how to play seventh chords as arpeggios.

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Tapping ArpeggiosLesson 12

Tapping Arpeggios

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Length: 8:15 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Combining Tapping and SlidingLesson 13

Combining Tapping and Sliding

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Sweeping and TappingLesson 14

Sweeping and Tapping

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Length: 8:16 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Tapping Fully Diminished Arpeggios Lesson 16

Tapping Fully Diminished Arpeggios

James explains how to play fully diminished seventh arpeggios with the tapping technique.

Length: 4:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Scale FragmentsLesson 17

Scale Fragments

James shows how to move around the fretboard by playing small repeating scale patterns.

Length: 3:51 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
BendingLesson 18

Bending

James shares some tips that will help you keep your bends in tune.

Length: 7:14 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Interesting HarmonyLesson 19

Interesting Harmony

James shares some harmonic concepts that can be applied to riffs in a metal style. He covers diatonic as well as non-diatonic harmony.

Length: 25:09 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Singing And PlayingLesson 20

Singing And Playing

James Malone shares some tips that will help you sing while playing guitar.

Length: 10:11 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
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About James Malone View Full Biography James Malone is in a band called Arsis. Arsis is an American death metal band from Virginia Beach, Virginia, formed in 2000. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast. He has a pretty loyal following of guitar players and has decided to share is knowledge with JamPlay.com.

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