Everything You Need to Know About Modes

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Sooner or later, guitarists begin to wonder about the modes: what they are, how best to learn them and how to use them effectively when improvising.

Well, in his latest Sensei Series video, guitarist Steve-san Onotera has decided to provide some easily digestible tips on exactly that.

In the clip below, he addresses:

• What Are Modes? :33

• The Harmonic Implications of Modes 2:15

• When to Use Which Modes 4:55

And, if you think you might need to quickly brush up on music theory before taking a taking this trip down the modal stream, be sure to revisit Onotera's earlier video, "The Four Pillars of Music Theory."

For more of Steve’s lessons, visit his Samurai Guitarist YouTube channel.